TITLE

Proliferation of firearms is growing global health problem

AUTHOR(S)
Zarocostas, John
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/8/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7618, p470
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a study conducted by the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland found a growing number of civilians are the owners of firearms, especially in poor countries. Gun crimes kill about 250,000 people a year worldwide and injury many more. The report also said that the proliferation of private arsenals is unlikely to slow down. Researchers say that ordinary people own about 650 million guns with the highest number being in the U.S. Keith Krause who was the director of the survey says one reason for the growth is increasing wealth and another is the failure of governments to keep their people safe.
ACCESSION #
26612581

 

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