Eastern Association for the surgery of Trauma. Annual scientific assembly. Longboat Key FL (USA), 1993/01/13.
Firearm violence is an ever-increasing element in the lives of the U.S. urban population.
This study examined the trends in firearm violence and victims during a 5-year period in the city of Philadelphia.
Medical Examiner records of all deaths in Philadelphia County in 1985 and 1990 were reviewed.
Demographic, autopsy, and criminal record information was analyzed.
There were 145 firearm homicide victims in 1985 versus 324 in 1990, a 123% increase.
This was primarily because of deaths among young (age 15-24 years), black male victims.
Handguns were involved in at least 90% of firearm homicides in both study years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Zone urbaine, Arme à feu, Mortalité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Epidemiology, Human, Urban area, Fire arm, Mortality
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0050897
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 199406.