Table 2

Characteristics of firearm assault victims

PPD (n=4172)PTOS (n=6998)
Race
 Black11 940 (84.3)5652 (81.0)
 White2075 (14.6)412 (5.9)
 Asian157 (1.1)67 (1.0)
 OtherNA191 (2.7)
Ethnicity
 HispanicNA445 (9.7)
Gender
 Male13 067 (92.2)6572 (94.1)
 Age*24 (20–32)25 (20–32)
Location
 Inside1508 (10.6)
 Outside12 664 (89.4)
Body region injured†
 Extremity5885 (41.5)4367 (62.5)
 Torso3252 (23.0)1237 (17.7)
 Head/Neck1790 (12.6)503 (7.2)
 SpineNA875 (12.5)
 Multiple3245 (22.9)3889 (55.7)
  • *Median (IQR). All others are n (%).

  • †PPD injuries are as noted by PPD; only one entry permitted per patient. PTOS entries are generated from the AIS body region codes, and each patient may have up to 27 injuries recorded. AIS: abbreviated injury score.

  • NA, not available; PPD, Philadelphia Police Department database; PTOS, Pennsylvania Trauma Outcomes Study.