Sumner SA, Maenner MJ, Socias CM, Mercy JA, Silverman P, Medinilla SP, Martin SS, Xu L, Hillis SD. Sentinel Events Preceding Youth Firearm Violence: An Investigation of Administrative Data in Delaware. American journal of preventive medicine. 2016 Nov;51(51). 647-655. PMID: 27742157 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5819873 NIHMSID: NIHMS941365.
Accurately identifying youth at highest risk of firearm violence involvement could permit delivery of focused, comprehensive prevention services. This study explored whether readily available city and state administrative data covering life events before youth firearm violence could elucidate patterns preceding such violence.