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The Newsletter of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation OCTOBER 2017  



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  • Elinam Dellor
  • Laura Finan
  • Elise Trott Jaramillo
  • Diane McKnight
  • Ted Miller
  • Roland Moore
  • Bernie Murphy
  • Julie Murphy
  • Eduardo Romano
  • Sue Thomas
  • Rebecca Yau



Ted Miller on the Economic Toll of Gun Violence in Newsweek, in U.S. News & World Report, and on MSNBC

The tragic gun violence event of Las Vegas occurred on the evening of Sunday, October 1, and on the next day, Ted Miller and his team contributed to an article in Newsweek articulating the cost of this incident. On Thursday, October 5, the second cost analysis article appeared in U.S. News & World Report. And on Friday, October 6, MSNBC ran a segment that highlighted Ted's work on the economic toll of gun violence, which was featured in Mother Jones in 2015.

Newsweek: "Las Vegas Shooting Recovery Will Cost at Least $600 Million"

Based on what we currently know (at least 58 killed and more than 500 injured), the shooting will cost at least $600 million, Ted Miller, a researcher with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, tells Newsweek. Miller estimates the average cost per fatal firearm assault for this tragedy will be around $7.8 million, which accounts for factors such as medical care, mental health, work loss, emergency transport, police work, employer costs and quality of life.

Read the full article at http://www.newsweek.com/las-vegas-mass-shooting-will-cost-least-600-million-675982.

U.S. News & World Report: "Las Vegas Shooting Will Likely Cost Millions"

Ted Miller, a leading expert on injury and violence incidence and consequences at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, separately estimated that Sunday's massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Festival will cost at least $600 million in medical bills, follow-up care and "value of the quality of life lost by those who died or will be permanently disabled."

Read the full article at https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2017-10-05/las-vegas-shooting-victims-facing-millions-of-dollars-in-medical-expenses.

MSNBC: "The Cost of Gun Violence"

View the MSNBC report at http://www.msnbc.com/velshi-ruhle/watch/the-economic-toll-of-gun-violence-1064467011961?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma.

Note: These news features are also posted on PIRE.org under “Spotlight on PIRE” and on Twitter (@PIREResearch). If you have noteworthy—or tweetworthy—events to share in the next edition of PIRE News, on PIRE.org, or on Twitter, please forward to Jill Dougherty, jdougherty@PIRE.org.