Tragic news stories about innocent lives being taken by mass shootings seem increasingly prevalent nowadays. With more than 32,000 people killed by guns each year, gun violence in the U.S. has become quite an epidemic. For decades, the most dangerous piece of machinery was an automobile. Today, more people are killed by guns. Due to this increase in gun violence, the U.S. firearm homicide rate is actually 20 times higher than the combined rates of 22 countries that are our peers in wealth and population. Pretty alarming, isn’t it?
After extensive research, YouCaring has put together an infographic highlighting important facts and statistics about gun violence in the U.S. to help spread awareness about the reality of the situation.