Americans are 25 times more likely to be shot and killed with guns than people in other developed countries. This uniquely American problem can be addressed by evidenced-policies that have been shown to reduce crime, prevent gun violence, and save lives. By researching the patterns in gun violence in America and the holes in our laws that continue to allow dangerous people to get guns, we can further develop and improve the policies that will help save lives.

Gun Violence Trends

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US Gun Violence Trends

Nearly 12,000 Americans are murdered with guns every year -- a rate more than 20 times higher than that of other developed countries. Although the violent crime rate has generally decreased over the past 15 years, the gun murder rate in the U.S. has hardly changed and the number of non-fatal shootings has actually increased.

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Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends January 6, 2017

Gun Violence by the Numbers

Everytown is committed to using the most comprehensive, up-to-date sources of data to measure America’s unprecedented levels of gun violence.
Reports Gun Violence Trends June 16, 2016

Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence in American Cities

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, the National Urban League, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Urban gun violence touches on issues central to American life: safety, equality, opportunity, and community. As thousands of city residents are killed or injured with guns each year, mayors and other community leaders face an urgent challenge: finding effective solutions and implementing them to make a difference now and into the future. This report, a collaboration between Everytown for Gun Safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the National Urban League, is a tool for all city leaders who want to reduce gun violence.
Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends June 12, 2016

What We Know: June 12, 2016 Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Orlando, Florida

In the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a gunman shot and killed at least 49 people and shot and injured at least 53 others inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL.
Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends January 14, 2016

Research on Gun Violence in Nevada

Everytown's independent research on gun violence in the state illuminates the gaps in the system that make it too easy for dangerous people to get guns, and highlights the solutions that will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends December 10, 2015

The Healthcare Costs of Gun Violence in Nevada

Gun violence takes a heavy toll on the health and wellbeing of Nevadans — 395 Nevadans were shot to death in 2013 alone — but treating firearm injuries also takes a significant bite out of the state’s pocketbook. To assess the healthcare costs of gun violence in Nevada, Everytown for Gun Safety analyzed state inpatient hospitalization data between 2005-2014.