GUNS IN AMERICA

The following data is designed to provide a summary of exactly what we’re dealing with in America.  Though the list is lengthy, it tells a story.

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What are the statistics on gun violence so far in 2018?

7,036 – the number of gun violence incidents this year through Saturday, Feb. 17
1,939 – the number of deaths this year
3,353 – the number of injuries
71 – the number of children (ages 0-11) killed or injured
379 – the number of teens (ages 12-17) killed or injured
32 – mass shootings
41 – officer involved incidents in which an officer was shot or killed
312 – officer involved incident in which a subject or suspect was shot or killed
285 – home invasions involving guns
194 – incidents with a defensive use of a gun
229 – unintentional shootings

A Guide to Mass Shootings in America

There have been at least 97 in the past 35 years – and most of the killers got their guns legally.

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It is perhaps too easy to forget how many times this has happened.

The weapons: Of the 143 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally. The arsenal included dozens of assault weapons and semi-automatic handguns with high-capacity magazines.

The perpetrators: More than half of the cases involved school or workplace shootings (12 and 20, respectively); the other 30 cases took place in locations including shopping malls, restaurants, and religious and government buildings. Forty-four of the killers were white males. Only one was a woman. The average age of the killers was 35, though the youngest among them was a mere 11 years old. A majority were mentally troubled-and many displayed signs of mental health problems before setting out to kill. (Note that mass shootings represent only a sliver of America’s overall gun violence.)

THIS DATA REPRESENTS A SUMMARY.  TO VIEW THE FULL DATA SPREADSHEET,  CLICK HERE.

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