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 Firearm related death statistics, help needed
jason99xj  [Team Member]
7/20/2005 7:01:28 AM EDT
I'm trying to gather some resources for debating, and this is one of the things I'm looking for: firearm related deaths vs. automobile related deaths. Specifically accidental deaths.

I found a 1992 study in the CDC's website, but I couldn't find anything newer.

Can someone help with a link or two?

My friend said that the NRA-ILA had a spreadsheet but I can't find it.
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HardShell  [Team Member]
7/20/2005 7:04:50 AM EDT
This fact sheet has some general numbers related to your subject:

Note the 5th bulleted paragraph. (Cites are at the bottom.)
The_Macallan  [Team Member]
7/20/2005 7:09:10 AM EDT

Causes of Death in the US: (2000)
43,354 = Motor Vehicle Accidents
13,322 = Accidental Falls
12,757 = Accidental Poisoning
3,482 = Accidental Drowning
3,377 = Accidental Exposure To Smoke/Fire
776 = Accidental Discharge of Firearms

16,586 = Suicide by Firearm
12,764 = Suicide by Non-firearm Means

10,801 = Homicide by Firearm
5,964 = Homicide by Non-firearm Means

Source: CDC Statistics

I'm sure the CDC has more recent ones that these too.
leelaw  [Team Member]
7/20/2005 7:11:26 AM EDT FBI Uniform Crime Statistics could help.

I think it was hotly debated when the CDC reported the gun deaths in America because their number was several thousand higher than some other agency whose actual job it was to report the cause of deaths.... forget which, still looking..
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jason99xj  [Team Member]
7/20/2005 7:25:59 AM EDT
Thanks for the links and info, guys!

The NRA-ILA article even says that they have a spreadsheet available, but they don't provide a link to it
LoginName  [Team Member]
7/20/2005 7:47:21 AM EDT
Another CDC

You can bring up the data you want for various injuries (intentional and unintentional), age groups, etc.

Once you have the table(s) you want, you can download it in a spreadsheet format.

15 Leading Causes of Unintentional Injury Deaths, United States
QShok  [Member]
7/20/2005 7:49:08 AM EDT

Child fatalities - USAToday

The_Macallan  [Team Member]
7/20/2005 9:11:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:

Child fatalities - USAToday


Someone needs a little help in creating effective graphs.
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