Key Gun Violence Statistics* | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Key Gun Violence Statistics*

Every Day on Average (ages 0-19)

Every day, 48 children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.

Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence:

  • 4 are murdered
  • 2 kill themselves.

Every day, 40 children and teens are shot and survive:

  • 32 shot in an assault
  • 1 survives a suicide attempt
  • 8 are shot unintentionally

Asking this simple question is an important step every parent can take to help keep their child safe, and possibly save their child’s life. Read more about Asking Saves Kids (ASK).

Note: Numbers may not sum because of rounding of CDC averages.

Every Day on Average (all ages)

Every day, 309 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.

Every day, 93 people die from gun violence: 

  • 32 are murdered
  • 58 kill themselves
  • 1 are killed unintentionally
  • 1 is killed by police intervention
  • 1 intent unknown.

Every day, 216 people are shot and survive:

  • 159 shot in an assault
  • 11 survive a suicide attempt
  • 43 are shot unintentionally
  • 3 are shot in a police intervention

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In One Year on Average (ages 0-19)

17,383 American children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.

2,647 kids die from gun violence:

  • 1,565 children and teens are murdered
  • 907 children and teens kill themselves
  • 116 children and teens killed unintentionally
  • 27 are killed by police intervention
  • 32 die but the intent was unknown

14,736 kids survive gun injuries:

  • 11,597 are injured in an attack
  • 292 survive a suicide attempt
  • 2,806 are shot unintentionally
  • 41 are shot in a police intervention

In America, 1 out of 3 homes with kids have guns and nearly 1.7 million children live in a home with an unlocked, loaded gun. Talking to children about the dangers of firearms is not enough. Take Action with Asking Saves Kids Campaign now (ASK). 

In One Year on Average (all ages)

112,695 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.>

33,880 people die from gun violence

  • 11,564 people are murdered
  • 21,037 people kill themselves
  • 544 people are killed unintentionally
  • 468 are killed by police intervention
  • 267 die but intent is not known

78,815 people survive gun injuries:

  • 58,210 people are injured in an attack
  • 3,853 people survive a suicide attempt
  • 15,798 people are shot unintentionally
  • 955 people are shot by police intervention

Millions of guns are sold every year in “no questions asked” transactions. Experts estimate that 40 percent of guns now sold in America are done so without a Brady background check. Take action with our Finish the Job campaign now. 

Gun Death and Injury 5 Year Average Stat Sheet

* The Brady Center averaged the most recent five years of complete data from death certificates (2011-2015) and estimates of emergency room admissions (2010-2014) available via CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/. Data retrieved 1.3.17 and 4.29.16 respectively. Numbers may not sum to 100% because of rounding of CDC averages.

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