Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"The Epidemiology of Firearm Injuries in Denver, Colorado" Report

On August 29, 2017, Denver Public Health released a new report entitled: The Epidemiology of Firearm Injuries in Denver, Colorado which presents information about firearm-related injuries and deaths in the City and County of Denver, focusing primarily on the period between 2011 and 2015.

While similar analyses have occurred at the state and national level, this is the first report of its kind describing fatal and non-fatal firearm injury data for Denver.

Key Findings

  • The rate of firearm deaths in Denver remained relatively flat through 2015.
  • The rate of non-fatal firearm related injuries has increased since then. It is too early to tell whether fatal injuries have followed the same trend.
  • More firearm deaths in Denver were suicides than homicides.

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