More Children Were Shot Dead in 2017 Than On-Duty Police Officers and Active Duty Military, Study Says

The number of children killed by guns has risen at an alarming rate and to epidemic proportions in the past two decades, according to researchers.
More children were shot dead in 2017 than on-duty police officers and active duty military, a study published in The American Journal of Medicine showed.
The team at Florida Atlantic University's Schmidt College of Medicine assessed the most recent data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics and found that 38,940 children aged between 5 to 18 years old died in circumstances involving a firearm between 1999 and 2017.
Some 6,464 deaths involved children between 5 to 14 years of age, amounting to 340 deaths annually on average. A further 32,478 children between 15 to 18 years old died, or 2,050 per year on average between 1999 and 2017. 
Of these children, 61 percent were killed in an assault involving a firearm, while 32 percent died by suicide. A further 5 percent died in an accident. The death was undetermined in 2 percent of cases.
Black children were found to be particularly vulnerable to gun violence, making up 41 percent of deaths studied. Of those, 86 percent were boys.
The authors noted the start of a gun death epidemic among 15- to 18-year-old children in 2009. It was later followed by a second among children 5 to 15 years of age.
“It is sobering that in 2017, there were 144 police officers who died in the line of duty and about 1,000 active duty military throughout the world who died, whereas 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms," the authors wrote of their findings based on children in the U.S. 
"These descriptive data indicate that mortality rates from firearms in United States schoolchildren are increasing at alarming rates especially among blacks and those aged 15 to 18 years." 
The authors cited past studies showing homicide rates in the U.S. are six to nine-fold higher when compared with those of other developed nations. Between 2013 and 2016, the number of homicides spiked by 28 percent, with most involving a firearm. 
The research is the latest in a string of studies to shed light on how children are victims of gun violence in the U.S. Last year, a study revealed firearms are the second biggest cause of death among young people after car crashes, with as many as eight children being killed by guns each day in the U.S. The research based on the latest figures from 2016 was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 
An abstract of a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition showed double the number of children are killed by guns in states with more lenient gun laws than those with strict laws.
Commenting on The New England Journal of Medicine study at the time, Dr. Sierra Smucker of Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, who did not work on the research, told Newsweek: "The high percentage of children who are killed in firearm homicides may be related to the risk children face in violent domestic contexts.
"We know from extensive research that the presence of a firearm in a domestic violence incident increases the risk of intimate partner homicide, but we also see that these cases are more likely to include multiple deaths and these additional murders are often the children living in the home."
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8 comments:

  1. The fact that the "victims" are mainly black is not surprising. Thirteen percent of the US population commits fifty-two percent of the country's murders. These crimes are more than likely drug turf and intercity gang related.

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  2. Why are these creeps being allowed to conceal their sexual perversions behind a veil of "education". They can do anything to children and claim it is "education".
    Where are the MANDATORY firearms safety classes for Children? "They" insist mandatory sex education is indispensable.
    They sure are obsessed with CHILD SEX but have no concern for CHILD SAFETY.
    To protect YOUR child .......ALL children should be vaccinated?????? WELL ......
    To protect YOUR child .......ALL children should be firearm educated.
    ............ Our "Great Educators" push MANDATORY sex education in all schools as the cure for teenage pregnancy and STDs among the young. Where are their strident voices demanding FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION in all schools !?
    The real abuse of children........ is in the American Public Schools....... not at the southern US border.

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  3. who are the overwhelming mass SCHOOL shooters.

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  4. That might almost stand up as a viable theory if the obvious cultural disparity wasn't there. But being white kids spend more screen time across all platforms with more screens in each home your theory would put them at the forefront of the shootings. yet they are insanely far less likely to killed or be killed and more likely to have legal firearms owned by adults in the home.

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  5. MEDIA-ASSAULT-THOUGHTS. “Have you noticed how everything always starts with words?” There is no action that is not preceded by the thought and idea of the action, and MSM has immersed America in violent anti-social thoughts. and been publicly proud and boastful of their ANTI-heroes. The immersion of a society in the thoughts and ideas of senseless violence unaccompanied by consequences. The flooding of Media venues such as music, movies, video games, TV, with thoughts and ideas designed to induce violent behavior. If purveying ideas through the media does not work ..... why are $BILLIONS spent every year on advertising and political propaganda if spreading "thoughts" does not matter?!?! Hillary is spending $HUNDREDS of MILLION$ on ADVERTIZING to try to INFLUENCE ACTIONS.

    It is the LIBERAL MSM & Entertaiment. Movies & Video Games, that romanticize violence without consequences. You can thank them for what this society has become. They do it through the music and hollywood to influence the young and few realize it. They weep and moan even as they PROFIT off of violence.
    They own the record labels that push the trash music with insanely violent lyrics. The violence promoting video "games".
    They own hollywood that pushes movies with empty agendas, vapid communist political ideas, the worship the state mentality. They broadcast "Jerry Springer" and similar spume that break down social norms and Family Life and teach the masses that incest and infidelity are ordinary and permissible.
    They own the news that glorifies these heinous acts to inspire other weak minded individuals to seek immortality through murder.
    We do not have a gun problem, we have a termite problem in this Republic. They as a group are doing the same shit here to us that they've been forceably ejected from other countries countless times for doing the same there.
    Why let the MSM that is the cause of the violence ,,,,, set the discourse ?

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  6. You mean who does the Jew govt and media assign blame for false flag hoaxes

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  7. hmm this is occurring in cities with the nations toughest gun laws.. well those tough gun laws worked out swimmingly!
    outlaw guns and only outlaws will have guns.. an old adage but true none the less

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  8. The majority have been white. The question you should ask is why won't the public ever be told whether they were on prescription depression medications,specifically Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors. SSRIs for short. Known to cause thoughts of violence, suicide and murder in young people . Oh they will say it's doctor/patient confidentiality. The real answer is Big Pharma is paying millions to the MSM in ad revenue and millions to Congress in campaign "donations." There is way to much money in these drugs to worry about either the perps or their victims. Blame the guns.

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