Gunshot wounds seen at a county hospital before and after a riot and gang truce. II.
An analysis was undertaken of the number of gunshot wound victims seen at a Los Angeles County hospital both before and after the Los Angeles riot.
Since the LA riot the gang truce between the « Bloods » and the « Crips » resulted in a significant decrease in the number of gunshot wound victims seen at a level I trauma center in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, this lasted for only three months.
The resurgence of shootings, mainly of the drive-by type (82%), to an occurrence rate higher than ever before, has negated any positive effect of the gang truce and indicates the need for additional measures to control gang violence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Arme à feu, Homme, Epidémiologie, Délinquance, Incidence, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Fire arm, Human, Epidemiology, Delinquency, Incidence, California, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 95-0315951
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 01/03/1996.