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The Spike in Gun Violence Continues, with 2021 on Pace to Be the Worst Year in Decades
19 September 2021
According to the Gun Violence Archive, from January 1 to September 15, a total of 14,516 people died from gun violence in the US. That's 1,300 more than during the same period in 2020, a 9% increase.
Mass shootings are also on the rise. Through September 15, there have been 498 mass shootings across the US, or an average of about 1.92 per day. That's 15% higher than last year, when there were a total of 611, a rate of 1.67 per day, according to data from the GVA.
CNN and GVA define a mass shooting as an incident with four or more people killed or wounded by gunfire -- excluding the shooter.