The Accessibility of Firearms and Risk for Suicide and Homicide Victimization Among Household Members

  title={The Accessibility of Firearms and Risk for Suicide and Homicide Victimization Among Household Members},
  author={Andrew T Anglemyer and Tara Horvath and George W. Rutherford},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
Firearms cause an estimated 31000 deaths annually in the United States (1). Data from the 16-state National Violent Death Reporting System indicate that 51.8% of deaths from suicide in 2009 (n= 9949) were firearm-related; among homicide victims (n= 4057), 66.5% were firearm-related. Most suicides (76.4%) occurred in the victims homes. Homicides also frequently occurred in the home, with 45.5% of male victims and 74.0% of female victims killed at home (2). Firearm ownership is more prevalent in… 

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