The latest data from the US non-profit organization "Gun Violence Archives" website shows that in the past 2021, there were 691 vicious gun violence cases involving more than 4 deaths and injuries in the United States. Since the website started tracking gun violence cases in the United States in 2013 The highest record.
Statistics show that as of December 31, 2021, a total of 44,750 people died from gun violence in the United States in 2021, of which 20,660 were killed by homicide and 24,090 were killed by suicide. Among the dead, 1533 were teenagers and children aged 17 and under; during the same period, 40,359 people were injured in gun violence, 4,107 of whom were 17 years and younger. These data are the highest records since the website has data records.
According to reports, in Chicago, the third-largest city in the United States, where gun violence is frequent, more than 800 people will die in gun violence-related cases in 2021, a record high in more than 20 years; in Los Angeles, the second-largest city, the number is close to 400. People, the highest in 15 years.
CNN recently stated in a report on homicides in more than 40 most populous cities in the United States that in 2021, two-thirds of these cities will have more homicides than in 2020, and at least There are 9 cities with the highest number of homicides. Taking Philadelphia as an example, statistics show that as of December 29, 2021, a total of 557 homicides in the city have died in 2021, the highest since 1960.
According to estimates from the FBI, in the first 11 months of 2021, approximately 17 million firearms were sold across the United States. Another survey showed that the current number of gun owners in the United States is approximately 81.4 million, accounting for about one-third of its adult population. The United States is the country where ordinary people have the most guns in the world. Guns are proliferating and gun violence has become a chronic disease in American society.