US Nearly 1,300 Kids Killed By Guns Each Year

23:41  19 june  2017
23:41  19 june  2017 Source:   NBC News

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Nearly 1 , 300 children die every year from gunshots and many more are injured by firearms, a new CDC study finds. They found a 60 percent increase in gun suicide rates since 2007. Kids who have access to guns are more likely to be killed by suicide than those who don’t have guns , probably

“Firearm-related injuries contribute substantially each year to premature death, illness and disability of children. Rather, “we can point out that parents may underestimate kids ’ propensity to handle guns unsafely, even when they’ve been taught,” Nelson wrote.

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Nearly 1,300 children under the age of 17 die from gunshot wounds every year and nearly 5,800 are injured, a new comprehensive survey finds.

And that's probably an underestimate, because gun deaths are not always consistently reported, the team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Most of these deaths are not accidents, the CDC team found in their report, published in the journal Pediatrics. More than half — 53 percent — are homicides and another 38 percent are suicides.

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During the same period, an average of 5,790 children received medical treatment in an emergency department for a firearm-related assault, an act of self-harm or unintentional firearm injury. A lot of kids hurt/ killed by guns : Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day - ABC News - https

“Firearm-related injuries contribute substantially each year to premature death, illness and disability of children. These injuries are preventable Rather, “we can point out that parents may underestimate kids ’ propensity to handle guns unsafely, even when they’ve been taught,” Nelson wrote.

The older the children, the higher the rates.

"Firearm-related deaths are the third leading cause of death overall among U.S. children aged 1 to 17 years, surpassing the number of deaths from pediatric congenital anomalies, heart disease, influenza and/or pneumonia, chronic lower respiratory disease, and cerebrovascular causes," Katherine Fowler of CDC's Division of Violence Prevention and colleagues wrote.

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"They are the second leading cause of injury-related death in this age group, surpassed only by motor vehicle injury deaths."

Children are rarely hurt or killed by guns in other developed countries, the researchers pointed out. More than 90 percent of all children aged up to 14 who are killed by guns in high-income countries are killed in the U.S., they noted.

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NEW YORK – Firearms kill almost 1 , 300 American youngsters each year , and boys and black children are most often the victims, a US study finds. Each year , guns seriously wounded about 5,800 additional kids under 18.

“Firearm-related injuries contribute substantially each year to premature death, illness and disability of children. Rather, “we can point out that parents may underestimate kids ’ propensity to handle guns unsafely, even when they’ve been taught,” Nelson wrote.

The team looked through CDC data on deaths in the U.S. for their study. "This article provides the most comprehensive examination of current firearm-related deaths and injuries among children in the United States to date," the team wrote.

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The numbers may look different from other studies, in part because the CDC classified children as those 17 and younger. Some other studies include people up to age 20 or 21, and rates of gun injuries in older teens and young adults are much higher.

"Older children (aged 13-17 years) had a rate of fatal firearm injury that was more than 12 times higher than the rate for younger children (aged 0-12 years)," the researchers wrote.

Also striking is the effect of race.

"African American children have the highest rates of firearm mortality overall," they wrote. Black children are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than white children, they found.

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“Firearm-related injuries contribute substantially each year to premature death, illness and disability of children. Rather, “we can point out that parents may underestimate kids ’ propensity to handle guns unsafely, even when they’ve been taught,” Nelson wrote.

“Firearm-related injuries contribute substantially each year to premature death, illness and disability of children. These injuries are preventable,” she said. Autopsy: Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin, ecstasy in her system when she became ill on flight last year . Guns kill nearly 1 , 300 US children

They found a 60 percent increase in gun suicide rates since 2007.

Kids who have access to guns are more likely to be killed by suicide than those who don't have guns, probably because guns are far more likely to kill rather than injure the victim. Children and teenagers who try to kill themselves usually do so on the spur of the moment, the researchers noted.

"Suicides are often impulsive in this age group, with previous findings indicating that many who attempt suicide spend 10 minutes or less deliberating," they wrote.

So having a gun makes it easy to carry through on the decision.

"Child firearm suicides were most often precipitated by acute crises and life stressors such as relationship, school, and crime problems," the researchers wrote.

"Programs that help children and youth manage emotions and develop skills to resolve problems in relationships, school, and with peers can reduce adolescent suicidal behavior and improve help-seeking and coping skills.‍ These types of programs have also demonstrated preventive effects on peer violence and dating violence among teenagers."

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