This post is by Freny Fernandes from Visual Capitalist
Charted: Rising Mass Shootings in America
The United States of America has a new fatal epidemic on its hands. But it’s not a new virus or disease; it’s the skyrocketing number of mass shootings.
On January 21, 2023, a gunman opened fire on a group celebrating the Lunar New Year in California, killing 10 and injuring 10 others.
This graphic by Pablo Alvarez used data from the Gun Violence Archive to track the number of mass shootings in the U.S. over the past eight years and highlight the states that have witnessed the worst of it.
U.S. Mass Shootings From 2014‒2022
While gun violence has been a hot topic in the U.S. for many years, mass shootings are now visibly on the rise. In fact, they have almost doubled post-pandemic.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, mass shootings comprise incidents where four or more people (not including the shooter) are shot at the same time and in the same location.
|Year||Number of Mass Shootings||Killed||Injured|
Between 2020 and 2022, the U.S. saw 1,947 mass shootings. These tragic incidents killed 1890 people and left over 8,000 others injured.
Las Vegas witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history on November 1, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of (Read more...)