Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
26.3 nonfatal firearm-related injuries per 100,000 population (2015)

Target:
10.1 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
26.3 nonfatal firearm-related injuries per 100,000 population occurred in 2015 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce nonfatal firearm-related injuries

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

People who are injured by firearm-related violence often have long-term physical disabilities and mental health problems, like post-traumatic stress disorder. Comprehensive state- and community-level prevention strategies are critical for reducing the risk for violence that leads to nonfatal firearm-related injuries.