Nearly two-thirds of all violence-related deaths among adolescents and young adults across the United States are caused by firearms.

In an effort to reduce firearm injuries and deaths, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan are partnering with hospitals and communities to better understand what motivates young people to carry firearms.

A new study led by Patrick Carter, co-director of the U-M Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention, demonstrates a strong correlation between firearm carriage, youth perceptions of police bias and community violence exposure.

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