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:
- A breakdown of annual gun deaths that distinguishes between homicides, suicides, unintentional deaths and shootings by law enforcement
- Information on the effects of gun violence on children and teenagers
- The number of Americans impacted by gun violence in the U.S.
“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:
- Nearly one million women alive today have been shot or shot at by an intimate partner.
- Black males are 16 times more likely than white males to be shot and injured in assaults involving guns.
- Approximately 44 percent of American adults report knowing someone who has been shot.
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.
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