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Press Release: Young females are victims of violent injury from Lifespan, 6/1/11

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The article reports, “A new study from Rhode Island Hospital shows that a large proportion of victims of community violence treated in its emergency department are female. Injured adolescent females are more likely than males to be injured by a relative or intimate partner, and are more likely to be injured by a single assailant. Among females aged 10 to 19 who suffer an injury, however, most of the injuries are inflicted by a non-partner; these injuries are also more likely to have been caused by blunt force than a weapon. The study is now published online in advance of print in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.”

Read the full article at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-06/l-yfa060111.php