Youth Homicide, Figure 16
Cost Estimates of Violent Deaths: Figures and Tables
Percentage of Total Combined Medical and Work Loss Costs of Youth Homicide for Persons Aged 10-24 Years, by Mechanism, United States, 2005
In 2005, the total combined medical and work loss costs of youth homicide were $7.7 billion, representing 16% of all violent death costs for persons of all ages ($47.2 billion). Firearm injuries were associated with more than 80% of the costs due to youth homicide. Total combined costs reached $6.3 billion. Cut/pierce was the second most-costly mechanism of youth homicide, with an estimated $724 million in total combined costs.