Firearm-Related Injuries among Youth Ages 15 Through 24
The following fact sheet provides information about firearm-related injuries and deaths among 15 through 24 year olds in the United States. It contains a review of data and information about the magnitude of the problem, shows how different demographic groups are impacted, and describes the circumstances surrounding these deaths and injuries. Risk and protective factors and some promising practices in firearm-related injury prevention are also explored.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (grant number U49MC07499) for $850,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.