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NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund today unveiledEveryStat for Gun Safety, a first-of-its-kind interactive, publicly-available platform that brings the most recent available national, state and county data on gun deaths within instant reach. EveryStat breaks down gun deaths by state, county, intent, gender, race and ethnicity, and it includes key statistics on:
- Homicides, suicides, and unintentional shootings
- Domestic violence
- Gun deaths among children and teenagers
- Shootings by law enforcement
- Shootings of transgender and gender non-conforming Americans
“The first step to solving a crisis is understanding the full scope of its devastation — and that’s exactly why we created EveryStat,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “As Mitch McConnell continues to stonewall on gun safety, he’d be wise to take a look at the stats for Kentucky — which has the nation’s 15th-highest gun death rate — and consider the consequences of his inaction.”
“Whether they happen in a hearing room, a newsroom, or a living room, conversations about gun violence should start from an accurate understanding of what it looks like in a particular community,” said Sarah Burd-Sharps, director of research for Everytown for Gun Safety. “Across the country, people are talking about how to reduce gun violence. You shouldn’t have to be a professional researcher to learn basic facts about this public health crisis. ”
A sampling of the type of statistics highlighted in EveryStat:
- While gun deaths have decreased 24 percent in New York since 2008, they have gone up 55 percent in Missouri over the same period.
- Montana and Alaska have the highest rates of gun suicide in the United States; Massachusetts and the District of Columbia have the lowest.
- Firearms are the second leading cause of death among children and teens in the United States. In Illinois, they are the leading cause, with an average of 183 children and teens dying by guns every year.
- Black people in Arkansas are six times as likely to die by gun homicide as white people.
- Mississippi has the highest rate of unintentional shooting deaths of any US state.
- In Texas, 399 women were fatally shot by an intimate partner in the period from 2013 to 2017.
- In Colorado, there are, on average, 16 hours between gun suicide deaths.
For each state, EveryStat also includes a two-page printable PDF summary listing gun violence statistics on suicide, homicide, children and teens, and domestic violence benchmarked against national data. Selected images: