Nonfatal Gun Injuries Increase Nearly 40% in One Year

For Immediate Release: May 09, 2018

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows 116,414 Americans were nonfatally shot in 2016

Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Director of Public Health Research Adelyn Allchin Issued the Following Statement:

“We had known for a while that gun deaths increased again in 2016, but new numbers also show a 37% increase in Americans nonfatally shot.

“While there were increases in self-harm and unintentional injuries, the noticeable jump resulted from injuries sustained by firearm assaults.

“Gun injuries take an enormous emotional, physical, and monetary toll on the well-being of Americans. More of our citizens are being shot and injured than ever before, which reinforces the urgent need for stronger and effective gun violence prevention laws.”

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