This June, one weekend In mass shootings, 11 people were killed and 60 injured. The end of that month marked the U.S.’s deadliest six months On July 22, an attack at a Houston park surpassed the previous record of mass shootings. In 2023, 400 mass shootings are expected.. More and more, it seems there’s no place to avoid the threats they pose.
According to a dataset published by a team from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health Campus, some states are more dangerous than others. This is the first time that the geographic distribution of the incidence of mass shootings has been mapped. In their report, published in the July 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. The authors provide clear data on mass shootings from 2014 to 2022 in each state, including the District of Columbia.
Among statistics like the numbers of shootings related to domestic violence, crime, and what the authors call “social motivations”—like racism, religious hate, and domestic terrorism—the authors provided the rate of mass shootings per capita in each state. The result, based on the Gun Violence ArchiveThis is a simple map showing geographic distribution.