Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Separating truth from alternative facts: 37 years of guns, murder, and violence across the U.S.

Nathan R. Manley, MD, MPH, MS; Peter E. Fischer, MD, MS, FACS; John P. Sharpe, MD, MS; and colleagues in the April Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) found that gun violence represents an ongoing public health concern, with the proportion of firearm homicides steadily and significantly increasing over the past 37 years. Federal Bureau of Investigation homicide data can serve to supplement trauma registry data by helping to define gun violence patterns. However, stronger partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and trauma centers are necessary to better characterize firearm type and resultant injury patterns, direct prevention efforts and firearm policy, and reduce gun-related deaths.

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