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 Background Checks March 10, 2015

Gun Violence and Background Checks in Oregon

This fact sheet brings together the findings of Everytown’s original investigations and analyses of relevant law enforcement and public health data to illuminate trends in gun violence and crime in Oregon.

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Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends March 9, 2015

Oregon Law Enforcement Deaths and Illegal Guns

An Everytown for Gun Safety analysis of FBI data over the last 30 years shows that more than half of Oregon police officers shot to death with guns that were not their own were killed by people who were likely barred from possessing firearms.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks January 15, 2015

Gun Violence and Background Checks in Vermont

This fact-sheet brings together the findings of Everytown’s original investigations and analyses of relevant law enforcement and public health data to illuminate trends in gun violence and crime in Vermont.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks September 15, 2014

Gun Violence in Washington State

This fact sheet brings together the findings of Everytown’s original investigations and analyses of relevant law enforcement and public health data to illuminate trends in gun violence and crime in Washington State.

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Fact Sheets Background Checks September 4, 2014

Washington Law Enforcement Deaths and Illegal Guns

An Everytown for Gun Safety 2014 analysis of FBI data shows that nearly two-thirds of Washington State police officers shot to death over the last 30 years were killed by people who were barred from possessing firearms.

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