MURDER RATE; an Interesting Start
Duval County Health Department's venture into the community's murder and violence issues has already produced an eye-opening discussion point.
A new report from the department says Duval County emergency rooms are six to seven more times likely to treat injuries from gun wounds as Hillsborough and Orange counties, which have larger populations.
The numbers originated from emergency room details for 2005 collected by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.
Yet, other statistics from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement show Duval had about 3,000 fewer aggravated assaults in 2005 than either Hillsborough or Orange counties.
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Publication information: Article title: MURDER RATE; an Interesting Start. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: May 2, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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