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Gun Violence in America

The effects of gun violence extend far beyond these casualties—gun violence shapes the lives of millions of Americans who witness it, know someone who was shot, or live in fear of the next shooting. In order to illustrate the magnitude of everyday gun violence, Everytown has gathered the most comprehensive, publicly available data.  

Gun Violence in Cities

Every year, the United States has nearly 13,000 firearm homicides. The gun violence disparity between the US and other high-income countries is stark: the U.S. firearm homicide rate is 25 times that of other high-income countries. This risk is not evenly distributed among all Americans.