Gun Violence Stats

Here are a few gun violence statistics from The Trace, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the U.S.

7,036 — the number of gun violence incidents (Source: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/)

1,939 — the number of deaths

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

The following numbers come from a major Pew Research Center survey released in June 2017.

42% of U.S. adults say they live in a gun-owning household

57% of U.S. adults say they live in a household with no guns

89% of both gun owners and non-owners favor limiting access to guns for people with mental illnesses

87% of gun owners favor background checks for private sales and at gun shows

77% of non-gun owners favor background checks for private sales and at gun shows

 

More information:  https://www.ncchurches.org/gun-violence-prevention/

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