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NEW YORK – Everytown for Gun Safety, the country’s largest gun violence prevention organization, today unveiled Gun Violence in America, a new resource compiling key statistics about gun violence and its reverberating impacts in the United States. Designed for journalists, policymakers and the general public, it includes, among other components:
“The most striking indication of the scale of our gun violence crisis may be the impact it has on the youngest Americans,” said Sarah Tofte, Everytown’s research director. “Firearms are now the second leading cause of death for children and teens in the U.S. – and the first leading cause for Black children and teens.”
Additional statistics include:
In creating the Gun Violence in America page, Everytown researchers looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Justice, leading gun violence researchers and other sources, selecting statistics that offer insight into the scope and nature of American gun violence.
Selected screenshots from web page:
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs