Basic Summary for Firearm Injury


Main name of condition: Firearm Injury
Other names or spellings: Firearm accidents

What is Firearm Injury?
  Brief description of Firearm Injury: Accidental injury through firearms.
  Parent types of Firearm Injury: Physical conditions
How many people get Firearm Injury?
  Incidence (annual) of Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
  Incidence Rate of Firearm Injury: approx 1 in 9,420 or 0.01% or 28,873 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Firearm Injury?
  Deaths for Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual deaths from firearm injuries in 1999 USA including 16,599 for suicide and 10,828 for homicide (NVSR Sep 2001); 3.5 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
What causes Firearm Injury?
  Class of Condition for Firearm Injury: physical

1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997

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