At least 1 American child is shot every hour – report
Edited time: January 29, 2014 14:59
A recent research estimates over 10,000 under-18s were shot in the US in 2009 – at least one third died. While infants are mostly injured due to firearms mishaps, teenagers are most often victims of criminal armed assaults.
A study by John Leventhal MD and his team from the Yale School of Medicine, published in the journal Pediatrics, utilizes statistics from the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID), on children hospitalized in the US with gunshots in 2009, the latest statistics available.