Report: The Impact of Firearms on King County’s Children: 1999 2012 (Released Nov. 25, 2013) The mass shooting of children at Newtown, CT struck a chord here in King County. Shortly after, King County Executve Dow Constantine issued an Executive Order directing Public Health Seattle & King County to develop innovative, data-driven local strategies to prevent gun violence in King County.
Gun Violence in King County More than 31,000 people in the U.S. are killed by gun violence each year. In King County, the death toll from guns is more than 125 people a year. More people in King County die from gun violence than motor vehicle crashes.
Public Health Seattle & King County's Violence and Injury Prevention Unit plans, implements, and evaluates selected approaches to reduce injury-related death and serious injuries to ultimately improve the health of communities in Seattle and King County.
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