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Law Topics >  Cause of Injuries > Violence

Each day over 30,000 people are injured through violence. Over 35,000 people are killed annually by gunfire. Only automobile accidents kill more. While guns cause 70% of violent injuries and deaths, a substantial minority of violent crimes are carried out using knives, clubs, and other objects.

Although recent reports indicate that violent crime rates are at a 30-year low, the costs placed on society continue to reach over $425 billion each year. Acts of violence seem to be increasing with each passing day. Road rage and workplace assaults are commonplace. School shootings no longer shock the conscious as they once did.

Click below to learn more about some specific types of violent acts and the consequences of such violence.