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.
For information on firearm-related injury data on children, see CSN’s fact sheet Firearm-Related Injuries among Children Ages 0 through 14.