July 2020 was the second-highest month on record, according to estimates based on seasonally adjusted background check data.
Data shows gun violence outpacing other types of crime in several major cities and running higher than 2019 levels nationally.
Reporting by The Trace and FiveThirtyEight has spurred an independent review of a federal database used to track gun injuries.
While overall fatalities remained relatively unchanged compared to 2017, the share of suicides increased.
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A bullet wound in Queens is more likely to be fatal than anywhere else in the city. A single trauma center serves the borough’s southern reaches, and it’s struggling to keep up.
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