In the last decade, an estimated 40 million Americans lived within 1 mile of a mass shooting
For millions of Americans, mass shootings are hitting as close as one mile to home.
Almost 42 million Americans – over one-eighth of the US population – are estimated to have lived within one mile of a mass shooting since 2014, according to an original CNN analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) and US Census Bureau.
Mass shootings are happening both more frequently and in an increasing number of cities and towns across the country. So far, 2023 has been a record-breaking year for gun violence. As of today, there have been over 470 mass shootings, more this year than at the same point in the last 10 years, according to data from the GVA, a non-profit group formed in 2013 to track gun-related violence. Both the GVA and CNN define a mass shooting as an incident where a minimum of four victims are shot, not including the shooter.
We should no longer hear the persons either directly or indirectly involved in a mass shooting to say, “I never thought it would happen here.”
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