Palm Beach Post article
So you want to write an article making people frightened of gun violence and of the "easy availability of guns." The good news is, you're in Florida, the home of "shall issue" and the "castle doctrine," so easy availability of guns is no problemo.
The bad news (for a reporter with that bent): Florida gun homicides have fallen 25% over the last decade. Even worse, they dropped 48% in your county.
Solution: keep looking until you find two zip codes where the rates have at least stayed stable. Didn't go up, didn't go down, either. And of course the cost of medical care has gone up over the last decade. The result is this article in the Palm Beach Post.
"A Palm Beach Post analysis found that while gun violence plummeted across Florida during the past decade, Palm Beach County grew even more deadly. Shooting deaths increased and the cost of caring for the injured ballooned."
Yet in the next paragraph: "The number of people killed by gunfire in Palm Beach County last year remained roughly the same as 10 years before..."
" In 2005, at least 173 people were treated for serious gunshot wounds at the county's two trauma centers, at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach and Delray Medical Center. That is an increase from the 171 victims treated in 1995." Yes, an increase of two, over ten years, while population bloomed (farther down, the article acknowledges county population is up by 31%).