Year: 2006 Source: Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Community Health, (February 2006). 43p. SIEC No: 20070641

In 2002, a Michigan task force identified firearm homicides & suicides as a priority area for injury prevention & made recommendations for infrastructure to support firearm injury prevention, data collection, evidence-based interventions, technical support & training, & public policy. This report addresses the recommendation for data collection by providing a descriptive analysis of firearm homicides & suicides. It provides some comparative data on nonfatal hospitalizations & illustates reported firearm ownership & storage practices. The report also provides an estimate of the cost of fatal firearm injuries. (13 refs.)