More than 70 percent of total treatment costs for gunshot wounds in New York are borne by taxpayers, principally through Medicaid, according to a new study from the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (REC).
Between 2010 and 2020, total hospital costs resulting from gunshot injuries in New York City amounted to $469 million in constant dollars (i.e., adjusted for inflation).
Also found in the study; The Bronx and Brooklyn accounted for 71% of city hospital treatment costs paid by public money.
The study, a REC DataBits report, looked at state healthcare billing records and their payment sources. It does not include accidents or self-harm.