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 November 9, 2015

Nevada Law Enforcement Deaths and Illegal Guns

Between January 1980 and October 2015, 15 law enforcement officers in Nevada were murdered in the line of duty with guns that were not their own. Everytown’s analysis of FBI data and press reports shows that more than half of these murders were committed by individuals who were likely barred by state or federal law from purchasing or possessing firearms.
Reports Gun Violence Trends October 5, 2015

Beyond Gridlock

This report answers President Obama’s call to action in the wake of the horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and offers five life-saving measures that the Administration could advance to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Reports Guns in Public Places August 20, 2015

Analysis of Mass Shootings

Using FBI data and media reports, Everytown for Gun Safety developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and July 2015. The analysis found that there have been at least 133 mass shootings in the nearly seven-year period.

Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends June 22, 2015

Fast Facts about Gun Violence, Hate Crimes, and the Policies that Will Save Lives

The terrorist shooting at the Emanuel AME Church, which is being investigated as a hate crime, reflects our country's broader problem of gun violence and its disproportionate impact on communities of color.
Reports Domestic Violence June 15, 2015

Domestic Abuse Protective Orders and Firearm Access in Rhode Island

Original research by Everytown for Gun Safety shows that people subject to final domestic abuse protective orders in Rhode Island are rarely required to turn in their guns, even when they are prohibited from firearm possession by federal law and there is evidence they have access to guns and pose a serious risk to their victims.

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