2019 Cost of Stupidity
Posted on March 18, 2019
*Costs assume the following:
- $55,000: Average gunshot victim ER and hospital expenses.
- $1000: Average CFD ambulance ride, only applicable to 80% of victims, rest self-transport.
- $800: Homicide-related autopsies.
- Doesn’t include hospice care or ongoing rehabilitation.
Cost estimates provided by Chicago Killings Cost $2.5 Billion and The bill for treating a gunshot wound: $21,000 for the first 35 minutes.