Research Report State Variation in Hospital Use and Cost of Firearm Assault Injury, 2010
Embry M. Howell, Samuel Bieler, Nathaniel Anderson
Display Date
Download Report
(628.16 KB)

Hospital use and hospital mortality related to firearm-assault injuries varies considerably across demographic groups and states, as does the percentage of firearm-assault injury hospital costs borne by the public. Healthcare data from six states--Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Wisconsin--show that hospital use for firearm-assault injury is disproportionately concentrated among young males, particularly young black males. Additionally, uninsured victims have higher hospital mortality rates for firearm-assault injury. Across all six states, the public pays a substantial portion of the hospital cost for injuries caused by firearm assault.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Health and health care
Tags Crime and justice analytics