Good article except for the clickbait title.

The problem isn’t gun violence. The problem is violence.

According to the FBI’s 2017 data, guns account for only about 26% of all all injuries due to aggravated assault and aggravated assault is 44 times more common than homicide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Non-Fatal Injury Report for 2016 shows that all types of assaults resulting in at least emergency room treatment of injuries were 85 times as common as homicides. Gunshot wounds made up just 28% of assault injuries where the victim was either transferred to another hospital or admitted to the receiving hospital.

Yet very little of this makes the news. Very little of it is on politicians’ radars.

Project Wraparound is an idea that is well worth emulating. As the article noted, those who have been wounded have the highest risk of being a victim again. Given that at-risk youths from low-income areas and areas where gang violence is common have the highest risk of being injured the first time, anything we can do to minimize repeats is something that should be trumpeted from the rooftops.

Professional writer. Passionately interested in facts. Founder of onewordtexas.org

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