Year: 1992 Source: MMWR. Mobidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v.41, no.13, (April 3, 1992), p.213-215,221 SIEC No: 19920193

In 1990, firearm-related injuries surpassed motor-vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death from injuries in both Louisiana & Texas. This report summarizes the analysis of death certificate data for firearm-related mortality in these 2 states. In Louisiana, firearm-related suicides increased by 47% for white males from 1970-1990. In Texas, 48% of the firearm-related deaths from 1985 through 1990 were suicides. (10 refs.)