Gunshot Wound Resources
Gunshot wounds were the second leading cause of injury related deaths in the U.S. in 2000. This translates into "28,663 firearms-related deaths in 2000 - an average of 79 per day - 16,586 (57.9%) suicides, 10,801 (37.7%) were homicides, 776 (2.7%) were unintentional, and an additional (1.7%) were legal interventions or of undetermined intent... In 1994, the estimated lifetime medical costs of all firearms injuries in the U.S. was $2.3 billion." *
In 2010, 31,672 people died as the result of firearm injuries (for an age-adjusted death rate of 10.1 per 100,000 persons). Suicides accounted for 61.2% of all firearm deaths, and 35% were attributed to homicide. **
MCW Libraries' books with the "Wounds, Gunshot" subject heading.
You may also want to try to search our catalog, MCWCAT, for additional books. Try keywords such as "gunshot" or "firearms."
A PubMed search retrieves articles on all aspects of gunshot wounds. Note: Full-text links may not work if you are not on the MCW, CHW, or FH networks. To verify that MCW Libraries subscribes to a particular journal check the E-Journals list.
Get Gunshot Wound Articles from PubMed
*Task Force on Community Preventive Services. "First reports evaluating the effectiveness of strategies for preventing violence: Firearms laws." MMWR 52 (RR14): 11-20, 2003.
**Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD: Final Data for 2010. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 61 no 4. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2013.