Data Visual 10: U.S. Mass Shootings

The data visual above highlights the total number of mass shootings that have happened in 2019. Using a combination of data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), Amnesty International, and Education Week Journal, the graphic reveals how a total of 374 mass shootings have occurred between January 1, 2019 and November 21, 2019. This works out to 420 deaths and 1508 injuries happening over the course of 46 weeks. To be clear, this data visualization strictly focuses on mass shootings. The GVA (which keeps track of U.S. mass shootings in near real time) defines a “mass shooting” as an incident where 4 or more people are shot or killed (not including the shooter). This is important to note because the actual number of total injuries and deaths presented in this graphic would be much higher if non-mass shootings were counted. Across the country, 45 school shootings have occurred (as of Nov. 18). READ MORE