The Facts Daly Left Out Of His Ordinance From The Public Health Dept Report

Dear Everyone;

I looked up the report Daly used to craft his ordinance. He used some of the facts not all the facts see the missing pages below. The whole report covers some 196 pages in a pdf available from the SF Dept Of Health web site. The facts Daly left out and why he left them out are no mystery. See them for yourself. The facts in a nutshell: African American - drugs - Bayview/ Hunters Point - Inner Mission - Western Addition - ex cons - repeat offenders - sucides accounted for 33% and outsiders 25%.

http://www.sfgov.org/site/frame.asp?u=http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/

The gun report is about 2/3 way down the page.

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian]

Executive Summary San Francisco Firearm Injury Reporting System

Key Findings for 1999 Firearm-related Deaths and Injuries

Firearm Death Rates in SF Compared to California, the U.S., and to the SF Bay Area

Firearm injuries killed 44 SF residents, 3,013 California residents, and 28,874 U.S. residents.

Overall, age-adjusted death rates due to firearms in SF were 5.5 per 100,000 population, compared to 9.2 and 10.6 per 100,000 population for California and the entire U.S., respectively.

Among the nine SF Bay Area Counties, firearm death rates were highest in Contra Costa County with 10.6 deaths per 100,000. SF ranked sixth with 5.5 per 100,000 and Marin County had the lowest rate�2.4 per 100,000.

Overall, African American males residing in SF had a firearm homicide rate (37.1 per 100,000) that was 1.3 times higher than the U.S. homicide rate for African American males (29.5 per 100,000), and 11 times greater than that of White males living in the U.S. (3.5 per 100,000).

Characteristics and Circumstances of Firearm-related Deaths and Injuries

There were 176 incidents involving 213 victims of firearm violence. Of the 213 victims, 30% (64) died from their injuries and of these, 72% (46) were dead at the scene.

Homicides and assaults accounted for 83% (177) of all injuries.

Of the 64 fatalities, 44 were SF residents�representing a 2% decrease from the 45 fatalities that occurred in 1998.

Non-residents of SF County accounted for 24% (51) of the 213 victims killed or injured in SF, with 78% (40) of these victims residing in neighboring Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties.

While 28 of the 40 homicide deaths involved residents, the remaining 12 homicide victims were not residents of SF County.

African American male residents of SF accounted for 60% (78) of all homicide and assault resident victims (130), although they comprise less than 5% of the SF population.

Among African American males, the firearm fatal and nonfatal injury rate was 2 per 1,000 population, whereas White males had a fatal and nonfatal injury rate of less than 1 per 10,000 population.

African American male residents of SF aged 25 to 34 years old experienced the highest numbers of homicides and assaults (28).

Suicides accounted for 33% (21) of all firearm deaths.

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Among White male residents of SF, suicides accounted for 50% (7) of firearm-related deaths.

There were no unintentional firearm deaths inflicted by another, and two unintentional firearm injuries inflicted by another.

The leading circumstances for homicide and assault incidents were arguments (43%), gang related

violence (20%), and robberies (12%).

Forty-one percent (73) of homicide and assault victims lived within 1 mile of the shooting location, with 12% (22) living at the incident location.

Of the incidents with known victim-suspect relationships, 56% (89) of victims reported knowing the suspect.

Of the fatality victims, 31% (20) were born outside of the U.S., 59% (38) had a 7th to 12th grade education, 73% (47) were employed, 52% (33) were never married, and 11% (7) were veterans.

Of the 24 major SF neighborhoods, almost half of all homicide and assault shooting incidents occurred in three neighborhoods: 20% (35) in Bayview/Hunter�s Point, 14% (24) in the Inner Mission/Bernal Heights, and 13% (23) in the Western Addition/Japantown.

SFGH treated 97% (162) of the 167 victims taken to a hospital. Of these, 32% (52) were treated in the SFGH Emergency Department and released, and 67% (109) were hospitalized.

Of the victims who sustained a nonfatal firearm injury, 10% (11) were discharged to another facility for additional care.

Victim Criminal History and Drug Involvement

Criminal histories with the SFPD were documented in 70% (123) of the homicide and assault victims.

Of the assault victims with criminal histories, 63% (60) re-offended before 2001 following their 1999 firearm injury.

Of the victims with criminal histories, 73% (57) reported knowing the suspects compared to 39% (31) of the victims without a criminal history.

There were six incidents of legal interventions involving 8 victims: 3 victims were law enforcement officers, and 5 were civilian victims who each had a criminal history.

Among the fatalities, 48% (31) were tested by the Medical Examiner and determined to be positive for alcohol and/or drugs (cocaine, opiates, anti-depressants, or amphetamines).

For fatalities, victims with criminal histories tested positive for the presence of drugs twice as often as victims without criminal histories.

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Victims with criminal histories were involved in drug-related shooting incidents seven times as often as victims without criminal histories.

Suspects and Firearms

Of the 143 shooting suspects where an age could be identified, 66% (94) were under 25 years old and, of these, 39% (37) had criminal histories in SF.

Of the homicide and assault suspects (71) who had an address identified, 73% (52) were residents of SF, with 25% (13) residing in Bayview/Hunter�s Point and 21% (11) residing in Ingleside/Excelsior/Crocker Amazon.

Of the 52 homicides and assault suspects who were residents, 21% (11) lived at the incident location and 35% (18) lived within 1 mile of the incident location.

The firearms used in homicides and assaults were booked into evidence in 17% (25) of the incidents. However, other physical evidence indicated that handguns were used in 63% (99) of the homicides and assaults, and in 25% (39) medium caliber bullets were used in these assaultive incidents.