Gun violence affects far more people than those wounded directly. Victims’ families suffer mental, emotional, and financial costs as well. The cost of gun violence extends beyond the immediate medical consequences and the public pays.
“I think that if the true figures were known, if we had them, they would be much higher,” he said. Schwartz and a graduate student Jeffrey Butts studied 20,000 patient records for youngsters aged 6 to 17 who were admitted to psychiatric wards of general hospitals in 1987.