More Than 50% Of Chicago Residents Will Witness Shooting Before Age 40

  • More than half of Chicago residents will witness a shooting by age 40, according to a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • There are racial disparities in the study. For example, more than half of black and Latino city residents 40 and younger already have witnessed a shooting, as opposed to a quarter of white residents.
  • The average age for witnessing a shooting is only 14 years old, and men are much more likely to be gunshot victims.
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