Gun Violence in the United States

Gun violence statistics

  • There have been 1500 mass shoot in since the first one 5 years ago
  • There have been 30000 other gun deaths not related to mass shootings
  • There have been more than 6,000 deaths due to gun violence in 2016 alone
  • Mass killings in the United States are most often carried out with guns, usually handguns, most of them obtained legally.
  • When there are mass shooting events, US gun owners go out and buy more guns
  • The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that tracks gun-related injuries and deaths, defines a mass shooting as “four or more shot and/or killed in a single incident, at the same general time and location, not including the shooter.” According to that group, there have been 274 mass shootings so far this year, or nearly one per day
  • Overall, nearly 1,300 children in the U.S. die in shootings each year and another 5,790 survive gunshot wounds — from handguns, rifles and shotguns — according to the study published today in the journal Pediatrics
  • The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but experiences 30% of the deaths due to guns
  • About 19 children a day die or are medically treated in an emergency department for a gunshot wound in the U.S.,” study author Katherine Fowler, a behavioral scientist at the CDC
  • The majority of gun violence is done by white males

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