Guns kill American children – level 3
Since 2017, guns are the leading cause of death for US children, surpassing car crashes. However, experts said that the number of car crash deaths decreased.
Nevertheless, this problem is uniquely American, with US children being 15 times more likely to die from guns than children in 31 other high-income countries. Children were shot while riding their bikes, walking home from school, or even playing video games.
A 2015-2019 study revealed that 9 million children lived in a neighborhood with at least one fatal shooting per year. The same study also found that compared to white children, Black children had a higher risk of exposure to gun violence.
Children suffer gun injuries from accidental shootings, crossfire, suicide, and also partner violence.
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