Year: 2001 Source: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v.50, no.SS-2, (13 April 2001), p.1-36 SIEC No: 20041261

This report presents U.S. surveillance data regarding fatal & non-fatal firearm-related injuries for the years 1993-1998. The results show that approximately 78% of firearm-related injuries among older persons aged 65 & older were from intentionally self-inflicted gunshot wounds. They also showed that during the six-year period, firearm-related injury rates declined for intentionally self-inflicted causes.