More People Die from Falls in NYC Than Firearm-Related Murders

Once the Mayor of NYC hears this, he will want people to wear helmets to walk down the street.
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According to a UPI report, “300 [people] die as result of a fall” every year in New York City. Meanwhile, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) reports 419 people were murdered in NYC in 2012, but of those murders only 239 were firearm-related.

Of the 419 murders in 2012, the NYPD lists weapons used as: “Firearms (57 percent), Stabbed (21 percent), Bludgeoned (11 percent), Physical Force (6 percent), Other (5 percent).”

The UPI report makes clear that falls “are the leading cause of death among New York City adults age 65 and older.” The number of hospital visits for fall-related injuries is increasing.

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