As each year passes on, a minimum of around 35,000 people die from gun injuries in the Untited States. But those
are just the deaths, a little over three times as many people are injured and hospitalized from guns. When you narrow this
down to a specific group, of the 35,000 deaths, 85% of those deaths were white males between the age groups of 10 to 34 years
old. The most common age in that age group was 19 years old. For the estimated (3 times as much as 35,000deaths) 105,000
gun injuries in a year, 56% of those injuries occur in a home and are reported to be accidental injuries. But of those 105,000
injuries and 56% that occur in homes, 34% of those injuries are with victims 17 years old and younger.
Self Inflicted Injuries
When you take the amount of injuries and deaths that occur in homes around the Untited States, half of those
injuries are self-inflicted. In that category of self-inflicted, it includes suicide as well. When a parent or just a person
who lives in a home owns a gun, the increase in the possiblity of suicide for that owner or whoever lives with them goes up
by 25%. While that increase in possiblity goes up, the chance of self inflicted or any home gun injury goes up by 32%.
A child is more likely, in these cases, to be the victim of suicide or accidental injury than an adult if the adult leaves
the gun exposed to the child.
Household Gun injuries & Gun Safety