Read the 2019 edition of this post here.
Just two months into 2018, a 19-year-old walked into a Florida high school and murdered 17 of his former classmates. The incident — the year’s deadliest mass shooting — would catapult guns into the national conversation. And the shooting’s survivors would keep it there.
And while the events surrounding Parkland have certainly defined 2018, the last 12 months have presented a wealth of new knowledge about guns in America. At The Trace, we’re always looking for the data that can help us understand our beat better — and when we find something that informs our thinking, we want to share it with you.
Read on for the statistics that capture gun violence in America.