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:

  • 5 are murdered
  • 2 kill themselves.

Every day, 41 children and teens are shot and survive:

  • 31 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, 297 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.

Every day, 89 people die from gun violence: 

  • 31 are murdered
  • 55 kill themselves
  • 2 are killed unintentionally
  • 1 is killed by police intervention
  • 1 intent unknown.

Every day, 208 people are shot and survive:

  • 151 shot in an assault
  • 10 survive a suicide attempt
  • 45 are shot unintentionally
  • 2 are shot in a police intervention

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In One Year on Average (ages 0-19)

Over 17,000 (17,499) American children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.

2,677 kids die from gun violence:

  • 1,671 children and teens are murdered
  • 827 children and teens kill themselves
  • 124 children and teens killed unintentionally
  • 24 are killed by police intervention
  • 30 die but the intent was unknown

14,822 kids survive gun injuries:

  • 11,420 are injured in an attack
  • 280 survive a suicide attempt
  • 3,061 are shot unintentionally
  • 62 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 108,000 (108,476) people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.>

32,514 people die from gun violence

  • 11,294 people are murdered
  • 19,992 people kill themselves
  • 561 people are killed unintentionally
  • 414 are killed by police intervention
  • 254 die but intent is not known

75,962 people survive gun injuries:

  • 55,009 people are injured in an attack
  • 3,791 people survive a suicide attempt
  • 16,334 people are shot unintentionally
  • 827 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