Navigation Links
U.S. Murder Toll From Guns Highest in Big Cities: CDC
Date:5/12/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- Large metropolitan areas suffer about two-thirds of all firearm homicides in the United States, with inner cities most affected, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"The central cities really bear the burden of firearm homicides," said Linda L. Dahlberg, the associate director for science in CDC's Division of Violence Prevention, noting that the gun murder rate was highest among male children and teens.

These findings "speak to the importance of addressing youth if we really want to do something about the gun violence problem," Dahlberg said.

According to the CDC, 25,423 murders by gunfire took place in the United States in 2006 through 2007 -- the years of the most recent available statistics.

Among these deaths, the rate of firearm homicides was higher in inner cities than in other parts of cities and higher than the murder rate of the country as a whole, Dahlberg said. People living in 50 of the largest cities, in fact, accounted for 67 percent of all firearm homicides.

In addition, children and teens aged 10 to 19 in these areas -- more than 85 percent of them male -- accounted for 73 percent of all firearm homicides, Dahlberg noted.

In the United States, "gun violence escalated in the late 1980s and 1990s, fueled in part by the crack cocaine epidemic," Dahlberg said. "Even though the rates have declined since 1994, the proportion of youth homicides that are committed with firearms has remained consistently high."

To reduce the carnage, the country needs to teach young people ways to resolve conflicts without violence, according to the CDC.

The findings were published in the May 13 issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

For the study, researchers used data from the National Vital Statistics System and the U.S. Census Bureau to
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Local Murders Linked to Poor School Performance
2. Murder Likely Saved Doctor from a Future Showdown with a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer
3. Study finds highest reported BPA level in pregnant woman and associated abnormalities in infant
4. Happiest States Show Highest Suicide Rates: Study
5. Olsen, Drake, Schoenwolf receive highest honors from anatomy society
6. Renowned glaucoma researcher receives University of Houston’s highest honor
7. Happiest places have highest suicide rates says new research
8. Burden of HIV Highest for Blacks, CDC Reports
9. Workers most invested in their jobs have highest stress levels, CAMH study shows
10. Despite highest health spending, Americans life expectancy falls behind other countries
11. Parents at highest risk for depression in the first year after childs birth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Murder Toll From Guns Highest in Big Cities: CDC  
(Date:7/29/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, ... take on a task, various brain connections fire up. ... kids with autism, according to a small new study. ... displayed even less of this "brain flexibility," the researchers ... difficulty when children with autism are faced with new ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... As the Ebola outbreak in Liberia worsens, PCI (Project ... critical emergency supplies locally, as well as ship a donation ... contain materials used to control the spread of the disease ... country. , With a large programmatic presence in Liberia, ... outbreak in the region. The current epidemic remains serious: the ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014) Using quality improvement measures in eight ... Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way ... with contrast dye. , Currently, 7-15 percent of these ... end up with kidney injury, which can result in ... temporary or permanent dialysis, says a study published in ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... York (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... of individuals who allegedly suffered serious liver injuries ... to move forward in a multidistrict litigation underway ... Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order ... certain deadlines pertaining to bellwether case and discovery ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 29, ... just a single dose of the hormone oxytocin quickly improved ... report. Known as the "love hormone," oxytocin has been ... and between mothers and their children. In this study, ... the brain that has long been associated with the processing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 2Health News:Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study 3Health News:PCI Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia with Supplies, Awareness Campaigns 2Health News:PCI Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia with Supplies, Awareness Campaigns 3Health News:Reducing kidney injury using a quality improvement method 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism 2Health News:'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism 3
... of Minnesota,s Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) ... renewal grant over the next five years. The renewal ... nation,s top math institutes in terms of funding. ... Minnesota,s College of Science and Engineering, is one of ...
... WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Two of the ... connection, with new research suggesting that having insulin resistance or ... plaques associated with Alzheimer,s disease. After adjusting for other ... highest levels of fasting insulin had nearly six times the ...
... In real estate, location is everything. The same might be said ... as building blocks for cells and as key energy sources for ... issue of the Journal of Lipid Research, a team ... Diego School of Medicine, has mapped for the first time the ...
... Gardner HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 ... Monday,s decision by a U.S. judge to halt any ... The temporary injunction, which basically blindsided the scientific community, ... pre-2001 days. That was when then-President George W. Bush ...
... One in seven patients experience more pain, physical and emotional ... a quarter have less vitality. Those are the key findings ... online by the British Journal of Surgery . ... 185 men with an average age of 54, who had ...
... at Mayo Clinic discovered several years ago that laboratory samples ... to help them find new treatments for this lethal disease ... became evident that the situation in their lab was common ... that were supposed to originate from patients with this rare ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:University of Minnesota math institute receives $20.5 million NSF grant 2Health News:Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease Strengthened 2Health News:Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease Strengthened 3Health News:Link Between Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease Strengthened 4Health News:Where the fat's at 2Health News:Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling 2Health News:Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling 3Health News:Up to 1 in 4 patients report more physical problems a year after surgery than before 2Health News:Mayo researchers develop new laboratory cell lines to study treatment for ATC 2Health News:Mayo researchers develop new laboratory cell lines to study treatment for ATC 3
(Date:7/29/2014)... BEDFORD, Mass. , July 29, 2014  Instrumentation Laboratory ... identity, including a new corporate logo. This is part of ... IL. Founded in Boston, MA ... Group family of companies since 1992.  Other companies in the ... ), Biokit and Systelab ( Barcelona, Spain ).  ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014  Sysmex America, Inc., a global ... technology, will feature an exhibit booth during the ... Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago ... "We are extremely excited to exhibit at AACC ... with our customers and continue the dialogue on how ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... CITY , July 29, 2014  The ... Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City ... representing some of most respected healthcare organizations in the ... Catalyst , is an industry conference devoted to providing ... analytics,  an essential element of both accountable care initiatives ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 2Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 3New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 2New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 3Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 2Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 3Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 4Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 5
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: