To calculate this, Everytown relies on a five-year-average of data from the CDC, whose National Vital Statistics System contains the most comprehensive national data, currently available through 2015.The number of Americans injured with firearms dwarfs the number who are killed, although data to measure non-fatal shootings are less reliable.
From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life.
Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives.
Teen dating violence can have serious consequences (both criminal and civil) for abusers.
Teens must understand that actions and behaviors within the context of a romantic relationship can have consequences in the real world.
Twenty-one percent of high school girls have been physically or sexually assaulted by someone they dated -- a figure twice as high as previously estimated, a new study shows.