Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:25 AM
cthulu2016 (10,960 posts)
How has fatality per shooting changed?
I was thinking about Gaby Giffords and how 20 years ago she probably wouldn't have survived. Or 30 years, or 40 years. You know what I mean... medical technology and technique is constantly improving.
So I was curious whether we have seen more total shootings per gun fatality over time. (The same way we have seen more shooting per fatality among US soldiers from WWII to Korea to Vietnam to Iraq.)
My intuition is that we must have, but I don't recall hearing/reading about the phenomenon. Anyone know?
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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:52 AM
rightsideout (978 posts)
1. There was a recent article and thread on that
Shootings have increased but deaths have decreased because of rapid response and improvements in medical technology. Well equipped trauma centers (urban MASH units) with the most advanced medical equipment and skills plus more advanced EMT units and helicopters have improved response and survival rates as the shootings have increased.
The shooting rate has been pretty level but it's been on a slight incline like a 5 degree x-axis line.