The New Normal: Gun violence is soaring. What needs to happen to end the violence?
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by gun safety advocate Linda Beigel-Schulman and Dr. Chethan Sathya to talk about gun violence.
For the first time, guns became the leading cause of death in 2020 for U.S. youth, more than car accidents or cancer, data shows.
A report reveals a 30% increase in firearm-related deaths between 2019 and 2020, including incidents of suicides and accidental shootings.
Gun violence overtook car accidents as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the U.S. in 2020, according to a report from the University of Michigan.
The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday as part of long-term research effort from the university's Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.
An analysis of mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a nearly 30% increase in gun-related deaths among Americans up to age 19 between 2019 and 2020, the researchers said. These deaths include incidents of suicide, accidental shootings and homicides, with homicides outpacing the other two categories.
The number of deaths from car accidents and gun homicides among infants, children and young adults has been growing closer since 2016. Drug overdoses and poisoning increased by more than 80% between 2019 and 2020, the researchers found, to become the third leading cause of death among this demographic.