#NotAnAccident Index

At Least 620 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 620 (Injury: 380, Death: 240) Child Shootings since 2015

More than two million American children live in homes with guns that are not stored safely and securely. This interactive map tracks every publicly reported incident since 2015 where a person age 17 or under unintentionally kills or injures someone with a gun.

  • Injury
  • Death

 

At Least 620 Child Shootings in 2015At Least 620 (Injury: 380, Death: 240) Child Shootings since 2015

The U.S. has one of the highest reported rates of unintentional child gun deaths in the world. And Everytown research indicates that the number of incidents involving death and injury are significantly underreported.

To get a better sense of the problem’s scope, Everytown is collecting information about shootings involving children that result in death or injury.

Everytown researchers continually review press and other reports to identify all shootings in which a person age 17 or under unintentionally fires a gun and harms someone. For each identified incident, the researchers review all public records and, when necessary, follow up with local law enforcement to ascertain details about the incident, including location, type of firearm, and method of storage.

Date City, State Victim's Age Gender Source