MinnPost: U of M study finds comparable rate of firearm deaths among rural and urban Black youth

EXCERPT: “When University of Minnesota graduate student Allison Lind, in her work with runaway youth, began observing an increase in youth violence in 2020, it led to some questions about what she was seeing. Lind started exploring public data on gun mortality rates from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What she found took her by surprise — that the rate of firearm-related deaths among Black rural youth around the country was as high as that among Black urban youth. ‘I saw this and it surprised me,’ said Lind, who works with the Runaway Intervention Program at Children’s Minnesota. ‘I reran this multiple times, just not trusting what I was seeing.’ The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that since 2013, firearm deaths have quadrupled among Black rural children and teens, mainly due to a rise in homicides.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/3KqkDCc