"In addition to the 103 victims killed and the 210 victims injured with a gun every day, at least another 1,100 victims are threatened with a gun during a violent crime."
Posted on October 23 2020
Looking closely at these data, the Center for American Progress identified two notable aspects of nonfatal crimes in the United States from 2009 through 2018:
- Threats of gun violence during robberies or aggravated assaults occur with alarming frequency and disproportionately affect men, communities of color, and young people.
- The use of a gun during a crime exacerbates victims’ emotional trauma. Threats of gun violence occur with alarming frequency during robberies and aggravated assaults—and have disproportionate effects
According to CAP’s analysis, from 2009 through 2018, more than 3.6 million nonfatal violent crimes were perpetrated with a gun in the United States, affecting more than 4 million people. Sixty-five percent of these people were victims of an aggravated assault, and close to 35 percent were victims of a robbery.
This means that in addition to the 103 victims killed and the 210 victims injured with a gun every day, at least another 1,100 victims are threatened with a gun during a violent crime. (see Figure 1)