INFOGRAPHIC: A child or youth is injured by firearm violence nearly every day, says study

Mar 27, 2017 | News

355 children and youth are injured by firearm violence per year. (MaxPixel)


By: Jimmy Kakish

Nearly every day, a child or youth is shot in Ontario, a new study says.

Doctors from the Hospital for Sick Children studied health and administrative databases from 2008 to 2012 and ranked intentional and unintentional firearm injuries in those under 24 by immigrant status.

The study—released in the Canadian Medical Association Journal—found that 355 children are injured by firearms per year. The study also found that refugee children are 1.4 times more likely to be shot than their Canadian counterparts.

During the time of study, between 2008 and 2012, 1,600 children were treated for gunshot wounds in Ontario.

Consult the infographic below for more details: