Gun Victims More Likely to Suffer Further Violence


Gun violence survivors are significantly more likely to die from future gun-related violence, according to a University of Washington study, commissioned by the Seattle City Council.

Researchers studied 20,000 patients hospitalized in 2006 and 2007 in King County, WA, and found that those hospitalized for a firearm-related injury are 30 times more likely than the general population to suffer another firearm-related injury.

They are 11 times more likely to be killed by firearm-related violence, according to the study.

Those with prior gun-related arrests were 43 times more likely to be murdered during the next five years.

“One quarter of individuals hospitalized with a gunshot wound were arrested within the next 5 years for a violent or gun-related crime,” researchers wrote.

Read the full study HERE.

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