Scripps News — Shootings in New York City are costing taxpayers millions of dollars

A new report found taxpayers have paid nearly $40 million to treat gunshot wounds in the city’s hospitals.

by Axel Turcios
January 10, 2023

… Researchers at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice found that between 2010 and 2020, taxpayers shelled out at least $350 million to care for survivors of gun violence. The report also says taxpayers are paying more than 70% of hospital costs, with inpatient stays for injuries averaging eight days in the study.

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