The Chicago Syndicate: The Dollar Cost of a Single Gun Death

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Dollar Cost of a Single Gun Death

Gun violence takes an economic toll as well as an emotional one. The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation used 2010 data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate the dollar cost of a single gun death. The amount exceeded $5.1 Million dollars!

  • $3,100,000 in relatives pain and suffering
  • $1,600,000 in lost wages
  • $395,000 in criminal justice expenses
  • $29,000 in medical care for the victim
  • $11,000 in mental health treatment for relatives
  • $9,000 in losses to the victim's employers

1 comment:

  1. I haven't checked this blog in quite a while and I was a bit surprise with the change. However, I must say that it looks good. The numbers are also a surprise, and I can only imagine how much the country spends on gun deaths per day.