Wednesday, March 22, 2017

US Gun violence costs healthcare system around $3 BILLION a year

Gun violence costs healthcare system around $3 BILLION a year, study reveals 

 Daily Mail

  • New study says hospital treatments for gunshot victims cost $734 million a year
  • This didn't account for homicides, emergency services and long-term healthcare
  • These added factors balloon the cost to $3.1 billion
And with gun violence on the rise (from 10,945 homicides in 2014 to 12,979 in 2015), experts expect the cost to only increase. 

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