LeadStory
Crime, Law & OrderPoliceYour MoneyEconomy

Newsy

Shootings cost NYC taxpayers millions

Newsy ·
Newsy
Newsy

The cost of gun violence in America can be measured in loss of life and enduring pain, but it can also be measured in dollars. In New York City, a new study found taxpayers pick up between $30 million to $40 million a year in medical bills for gunshot victims, with a "massive proportion" of the costs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.