Gun Violence & Statistics

Images from CHC Events

Downloadable Policies and News

Gun Violence : Prediction, Prevention, and Policy

Gun Violence in America Everytown Research Policy

Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence – Statistics

Philadelphia Gun Violence
City Council of Philadelphia – To address Philadelphia’s enduring plague of gun violence by facilitating coordination among stakeholders and formulating a comprehensive gun violence prevention strategy.

‘Cradle to Grave’ helps at-risk youth understand gritty reality of gun violence
Recent Crime Stats Reports
Statistics on Gun Violence
GUN VIOLENCE ARCHIVE 2021 Evidence Based Research – since 2013
The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 7,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. GVA is an independent data collection and research group with no affiliation with any advocacy organization.

World Population Review – Gun Violence By State 2021
The U.S. has over 30,000 gun deaths per year. According to the FBI’s 2019 Crime in the U.S. report, firearms were used in 73.66% of murders in the United States in 2019. Additionally, the Department of Justice estimates that 60% of adult firearm deaths are by suicide.

Gun Violence Archive

Gun Violence, Prevention of (Position Paper)

Amnesty International

How does gun violence impact the communities you care about?

Readers’s Digest – Gun Violence Statistics

National Safety Council – Injury Facts – Guns

16 Facts About Gun Violence And School Shootings

Gun violence in US and what the statistics tell us

Gun Deaths by Country 2023
Pew Research Center
Key facts about Americans and guns
Here are some key findings about Americans’ attitudes about gun violence, gun policy and other subjects, drawn from recent surveys by Pew Research Center and Gallup.

What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.
Here’s a closer look at gun deaths in the United States, based on a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the CDC, the FBI and other sources.
News Media Reports
NPR – Understanding 2021’s Rise In Gun Violence

NewsNation – More than 19,000 gun violence deaths in America in 2021; an average of 120 per day

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Firearm Mortality by State

Philadelphia Police Department – Crime Maps & Stats

British Broadcasting Company (BBC) – America’s gun culture in charts

Rand Corporation – Mass Shootings in the United States

Rand Blog – Gun Violence
Mass Shootings
Statista – Number of mass shootings in the United States between 1982 and May 2021

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Quick Look: 277 Active Shooter Incidents in the United States From 2000 to 2018

CNN – Mass shootings in the US in 2021

Every Town Research – Mass Shootings in America
Since 2009, there have been 258 mass shootings in the United States, resulting in 1461 people shot and killed and 966 people shot and wounded.

The Violence Project – Funded by the National Institute of Justice (award number 2018-75-CX-0023), and recipient of global media attention, the public mass shooter database project includes four phases:

Creation of a comprehensive database of all mass public shootings from 1966 to 2020 coded on nearly 200 life history variables, including mental health history, trauma, interest in past shootings, and situational triggers.
Examination of community-level socio-ecological factors of where mass public shootings take place, including, but not limited to, crime rates, measures of social inequality, community mobility, availability of mental health resources, and prevalence of gun stores.
In-depth life history interviews with living mass shooters who are currently incarcerated and follow-up interviews with key stakeholders (e.g., family members, first responders, survivors, experts) in the communities where shootings took place.

Dissemination of findings, creation of this public website, and implications for evidence-based prevention strategies.
The work is guided by rigorous ethical protocols from the Institutional Review Board at Hamline University and a steadfast commitment to no notoriety for mass shooters.
Mental Health & Gun Violence
News Media Framing of Serious Mental Illness and Gun Violence in the United States, 1997-2012

Is Mental Illness a Risk Factor for Gun Violence?

H.R.137 – Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021

Books in Logue Library

Gun violence : the real costs
by Philip J. Cook; Jens Ludwig
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0195350189
Publication Date: 2000
“In the generation that followed Frederick Douglass, no African American was more prominent, or more outspoken, than Ida B. Wells. Seriously considered as a rival to W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington for race leadership, Wells’ career began amidst controversy when she sued a Tennessee railroad company for ousting her from a first class car, a legal battle which launched her lifelong commitment to journalism and activism.”

Gun culture or gun control? : firearms, violence and society
by Peter Squires
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0203268954
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Summary: not available

Reducing gun violence : results from an intervention in East Los Angeles
by George Tita
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0833051431
Publication Date: 2011
“Describes an intervention designed to reduce youth gun violence in an East Los Angeles neighborhood.”

The gun debate : what everyone needs to know
by Philip J. Cook; Kristin A. Goss
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0199339007
Publication Date: 2014
“No topic is more polarizing than guns and gun control. From a gun culture that took root early in American history to the mass shootings that repeatedly bring the public discussion of gun control to a fever pitch, the topic has preoccupied citizens, public officials, and special interest groups for decades. The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know® delves into the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns.”

The nonviolence handbook : a guide for practical action
by Michael Nagler
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 162656146X
Publication Date: 2014
“Love Is Stronger Than Hate “Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force,” renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to build change movements capable of restructuring the very bedrock of society. Nagler identifies some specific tactical mistakes made by unsuccessful nonviolent actions such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the Occupy protests and includes stories of successful nonviolent resistance from around the world, including an example from Nazi Germany. And he shows that nonviolence is more than a tactic–it is a way of living that will enrich every area of our lives.”

The technology of nonviolence : social media and violence prevention
by Joseph G. Bock; John Paul Lederach (Foreword by)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0262017628
Publication Date: 2012
“How technology and community organizing can combine to help prevent violence, with examples from Chicago to Sri Lanka.”

Nonviolence and peace psychology : intrapersonal, interpersonal, societal, and world peace
by Daniel Mayton
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 0387893482
Publication Date: 2009
“Recent trends and events worldwide have increased public interest in nonviolence, pacifism, and peace psychology as well as professional interest across the social sciences. Nonviolence and Peace Psychology assembles multiple perspectives to create a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the concepts and phenomena of nonviolence than is usually seen on the subject. Through this diverse literature–spanning psychology, political science, religious studies, anthropology, and sociology–peace psychologist Dan Mayton gives readers the opportunity to view nonviolence as a body of principles, a system of pragmatics, and a strategy for social change.”

Participation and Reconciliation
by Armin G. Wildfeuer (Editor); Sami Adwan (Editor)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 3866496885
Publication Date: 2011
“In order to make justice work, participation and reconciliation is needed within and between societies, peoples, and nations. In this compilation, authors–senior academics as well as students– from Bethlehem University, Israel, and the Catholic University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany, contribute to this important field. Thus, to some extent, the book in itself is an example of the subjects it deals with.”