Statistics on the Costs of Gun Violence

Posted on January 1, 2012

Firearm-related deaths and injuries result in estimated medical costs of $2.3 billion each year – half of which are borne by U.S. taxpayers.1

Once all the direct and indirect medical, legal and societal costs are factored together, the annual cost of gun violence in America amounts to $100 billion.2

  1. Philip Cook et al., The Medical Costs of Gunshot Injuries in the United States, 282 JAMA 447 (Aug. 4, 1999). []
  2. Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig, Gun Violence: The Real Costs 115 (2000). []