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).

Every Day on Average (all ages)

Every day, 306 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.

Every day, 90 people die from gun violence: 

  • 31 are murdered
  • 56 kill themselves
  • 2 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)

Over 17,000 (17,360) American children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.

2,624 kids die from gun violence:

  • 1,591 children and teens are murdered
  • 853 children and teens kill themselves
  • 123 children and teens killed unintentionally
  • 25 are killed by police intervention
  • 33 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)

Over 111,000 (111,779) people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.>

32,964 people die from gun violence

  • 11,184 people are murdered
  • 20,511 people kill themselves
  • 567 people are killed unintentionally
  • 440 are killed by police intervention
  • 261 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