NSSF Releases Firearm Injury Statistics #2A #tcot

Highlights:

Firearms-related fatalities in the U.S. have
been decreasing consistently since record
keeping began in 1903 and dramatically in
the last 20 years to a century-long low.
• In the last twenty years (2003 – 2013), the
number of unintentional firearm- related
fatalities involving children 14 years of age
and under has decreased by 66 percent.
• Unintentional firearms-related fatalities
are substantially lower than the number
of unintentional fatalities caused by most
other forms of injury.
• Firearms are involved in 1.7 percent of
unintentional fatalities among children 14
years of age and under and are among the
least likely causes of unintentional fatality.
• In the past 10 years, firearms-related
fatalities in the home have dropped by 20
percent, and by 64 percent in the last 20
years.
• Over the last decade, the rate of overall
unintentional firearms-related fatalities has
declined by 33 percent (from 0.3 in 2003
to 0.2* in 2013).
• Firearms are involved in fewer than
a ½-percent (0.39-percent) of all
unintentional fatalities in the United States.
• Hunting is one of the safest activities in
America.
• As firearms safety education and safe
storage programs have increased, the
number of unintentional firearms-related
fatalities have decreased.

See the report here:

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