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549,380 acts of gun violence occur each year.

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549,380 acts of gun violence occur each year.

Every day 314 people are shot. Of these shootings, 41 are children 18 and under.

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Every day 314 people are shot. Of these shootings, 41 are children 18 and under.

In the US each year, 114,644 people are shot. About 14,783 are ages 18 or younger.

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In the US each year, 114,644 people are shot. About 14,783 are ages 18 or younger.

95 people die every day from gun violence. 6 of these people are 18 and under.

This means in one year, a total of 34,668 people die from gun violence. Of these deaths, 2,277 are children 18 and under.

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95 people die every day from gun violence. 6 of these people are 18 and under. This means in one year, a total of 34,668 people die from gun violence. Of these deaths, 2,277 are children 18 and under.

About 409 deaths occur every year from police intervention. Of these total yearly deaths about 17 of them will be 18 years or younger. This means about one death per day.

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About 409 deaths occur every year from police intervention. Of these total yearly deaths about 17 of them will be 18 years or younger. This means about one death per day.

Each year in the US, a total of 682 people are accidentally killed due to gun violence. About 129 of these deaths are to people 18 years old or younger.

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Each year in the US, a total of 682 people are accidentally killed due to gun violence. About 129 of these deaths are to people 18 years old or younger.

Additionally gun violence causes another 273 deaths each year from unknown intent. About 32 of these deaths are also ages 18 or under.

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Additionally gun violence causes another 273 deaths each year from unknown intent. About 32 of these deaths are also ages 18 or under.

56 people commit suicide daily. This adds up to a total of 20,308 gun suicides per year. 640 of these suicides are committed by children under the age of 18.

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56 people commit suicide daily. This adds up to a total of 20,308 gun suicides per year. 640 of these suicides are committed by children under the age of 18.

4 out of the 36 people murdered daily are under 18 years old. That adds up to about 1,458 out of the 12,997 total gun related murders per year.

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4 out of the 36 people murdered daily are under 18 years old. That adds up to about 1,458 out of the 12,997 total gun related murders per year.

219 people are injured every day from gun violence. 34 of these people are 18 and under.

This means in one year, a total of 79,976 people are injured due to gun violence. Of these gun injuries, 12,506 are children 18 and under.

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219 people are injured every day from gun violence. 34 of these people are 18 and under. This means in one year, a total of 79,976 people are injured due to gun violence. Of these gun injuries, 12,506 are children 18 and under.

8 out 49 people that are accidently shot per day, are 18 years of age and younger.

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8 out 49 people that are accidently shot per day, are 18 years of age and younger.

Every day 156 people are injured by gun violence assaults. 26 of these daily assaults are to children under 18.

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Every day 156 people are injured by gun violence assaults. 26 of these daily assaults are to children under 18.

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  • Most criminal gun violence is committed by individuals who lack mental wellness (coping skills, anger management and other social-emotional skills)
  • Between 4-6% of criminal gun violence is committed by an individual who is mentally ill
  • More than 90% of individuals who die from suicide had a diagnosable mental disorder
  • Most mass shootings are planned for 6 months to a year. In almost every documented case, warning signs were given off that were not understood, were not acted upon quickly or was not shared with someone who could help
  • In 4 out of 5 school shootings, at least one other person had knowledge of the attacker's plan but failed to report it
  • 70% of people who commit suicide tell someone their plans or give some other type of warning signs
  • Guns used in about 80% of all incidents at schools were taken from the home, a friend or a relative
  • Approximately half of all gun owners don’t lock up their guns in their homes, including 40% of households with kids under age 18
  • Annual Cost of Gun Violence: $229 Billion or $700 per American

 

Gun Fact Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), Average of data 2003–2013. Retrieved August 2015 from www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars. Numbers are rounded.

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics. Firearm Violence 1993 – 2011. Published May 2013. http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fv9311.pdf

Mother Jones. What Does Gun Violence Really Cost? http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/true-cost-of-gun-violence-in-America.  U.S. Secret Service's "Safe Schools Initiative,"

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Most criminal gun violence is committed by individuals who lack mental wellness (coping skills, anger management and other social-emotional skills) Between 4-6% of criminal gun violence is committed by an individual who is mentally ill More than 90% of individuals who die from suicide had a diagnosable mental disorder Most mass shootings are planned for 6 months to a year. In almost every documented case, warning signs were given off that were not understood, were not acted upon quickly or was not shared with someone who could help In 4 out of 5 school shootings, at least one other person had knowledge of the attacker's plan but failed to report it 70% of people who commit suicide tell someone their plans or give some other type of warning signs Guns used in about 80% of all incidents at schools were taken from the home, a friend or a relative Approximately half of all gun owners don’t lock up their guns in their homes, including 40% of households with kids under age 18 Annual Cost of Gun Violence: $229 Billion or $700 per American   Gun Fact Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), Average of data 2003–2013. Retrieved August 2015 from www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars. Numbers are rounded. U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics. Firearm Violence 1993 – 2011. Published May 2013. http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fv9311.pdf Mother Jones. What Does Gun Violence Really Cost? http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/true-cost-of-gun-violence-in-America.  U.S. Secret Service's "Safe Schools Initiative,"