WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) from CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
CDC Finds Firearm-Related Suicides Increasing, Homicides Decreasing in Large Metro Areas |
Firearm-related suicides and homicides pose a continuing public health problem in the United States. In a study released today, CDC researchers found that firearm-related suicides increased in a majority of the 50 most populated metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the country. However, firearm-related homicides rates decreased in the majority of these areas. In addition, the study found that young people between the ages of 10 and 19 are still substantially impacted by gun violence.
While the study identifies potential prevention strategies to prevent firearm-related suicides and homicides, further research is needed to assess the effectiveness of these strategies. Other studies have noted effective strategies for preventing youth violence. These include: