Researchers at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice found that between 2010 and 2020, taxpayers shelled out at least $350 million to care for survivors of gun violence. The report also says taxpayers are paying more than 70% of hospital costs, with inpatient stays for injuries averaging eight days in the study. Continue reading Shootings in New York City are costing taxpayers millions of dollars
Putting a price tag on the city’s gun violence may help the problem get attention from communities less directly affected by the problem, Dr. Jeffrey Butts, head of the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay, said. Continue reading NYC shootings cost taxpayers at least $350 million in hospital bills
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. Continue reading Who Pays for Gun Violence? You Do.
“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. Continue reading News-Journal – Researcher Believes Teens Placed in Psychiatric Hospitals Too Often
Ira Schwartz and a colleague, Jeffrey Butts, recently reviewed the discharge diagnoses of 20,300 young people nationally in over 1,000 hospitals. Continue reading Committed Youth