TABLE 1

Fatal and Nonfatal Firearm Injuries Involving Children in March to August Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic

IncidentsPre-COVID-19 Study PeriodCOVID-19 Pandemic Study PeriodPre- and Post-COVID-19, RR (95% CI)
2016201720182019Rate of Change (95% CI)2020
nSARa (95% CI)nSARa (95% CI)nSARa (95% CI)nSARa (95% CI)nSARa (95% CI)Rate of Change (95% CI)
Fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries to children
 Total injuries1302.68 (2.22 to 3.14)1553.19 (2.69 to 3.70)134.02.76 (2.29 to 3.23)1312.70 (2.24 to 3.16)0.001 (−0.005 to 0.007)2475.09 (4.46 to 5.73)0.128 (0.092 to 0.164)1.90 (1.58 to 2.29)
 Nonfatal injuries831.71 (1.34 to 2.08)951.96 (1.56 to 2.35)941.94 (1.55 to 2.33)951.96 (1.56 to 2.35)0.002 (−0.003 to 0.007)1583.26 (2.75 to 3.75)0.093 (0.596 to 0.127)1.90 (1.45 to 2.51)
 Fatal injuries470.97 (0.69 to 1.25)601.24 (0.93 to 1.55)40.00.82 (0.57 to 1.08)360.74 (0.50 to 0.98)−0.001 (−0.006 to 0.003)891.83 (1.45 to 2.22)0.35 (−0.015 to 0.0848)1.89 (1.41 to 2.55)
Fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries inflicted by children
 Total injuries741.53 (1.18 to 1.87)821.69 (1.32 to 2.06)68.01.40 (1.07 to 1.73)631.29 (0.98 to 1.62)−0.002 (−0.005 to 0.001)1062.18 (1.77 to 2.60)0.013 (−0.13 to 0.039)1.43 (1.14 to 1.80)
 Nonfatal injuries450.93 (0.66 to 1.20)491.01 (0.73 to 1.29)42.00.87 (0.10 to 1.13)410.84 (0.59 to 1.10)−0.001 (−0.003 to 0.001)621.28 (0.96 to 1.60)0.008 (−0.014 to 0.030)1.38 (1.13 to 1.67)
 Fatal injuries290.60 (0.38 to 0.82)330.68 (0.45 to 0.91)26.00.54 (0.33 to 0.74)220.45 (0.26 to 0.64)−0.001 (−0.003 to 0.001)440.91 (0.64 to 1.17)0.004 (−0.029 to 0.038)1.51 (0.99 to 2.32)
  • a SARs are based on 6-mo study period estimates per million population.