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- 2020: For people aged 1 to 44 in the U.S., firearm-related injuries ranked in the top five leading causes of death.1
- 2022: 44,343 total gun violence deaths, 38,593 gun injuries & 646 mass shootings2
- 1987: Philadelphia became first U.S. municipality to allow police personnel to follow a “scoop and run” policy.3,4 Necessity for police transport came from the lack of EMS availability when firearm homicide rates rose by 123%.5
police, transport, penetrating trauma, ambulance, mortality
Medicine and Health Sciences | Trauma
Grove, Breanne, "The Impact of Police Transport of Patients with Penetrating Traumas on Mortality" (2023). Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Capstone Presentations (Center City). 10.