America’s gun problem in 7 startling images

Students at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, became targets this week as a shooter went on a rampage, leaving many dead and injured in his wake.

Unfortunately the UCC incident isn’t the first campus shooting that has taken place this year — in fact, it’s the 294th mass shooting that has gone on in the U.S. in 2015, a number that is just slightly over the number of days we’ve had in the year. The infographics below help tell the story of gun violence in America — and it’s a horrible one to behold.

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Gun murders per 100,000 residents

This infographic is sourced from stats on homicide, suicide and unintentional firearm fatalities in the United States when compared to other countries.

Gun violence compared to terrorism

CNN breaks down domestic deaths from terrorism and compares those rates to deaths from firearms in the U.S. from 2004 to 2013.

U.S. assault deaths, compared to other countries

Assault deaths in the U.S., other countries
Image: Kieran Healy

This graphic plots out statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which collects data from the United States and elsewhere. In this case, this infographic shows deaths from assault, no matter what weapons were used.

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U.S. assault deaths, region to region

U.S. assault deaths, region to region
Image: Kieran Healy

Healy further breaks down deaths from assault in the U.S., and plots them out from region to region within the country.

School shootings in 2015

Did you think that school shootings are few and far between? This infographic from The Huffington Post shows that there have been 45 school shootings so far this year.

Deaths by firearm per 100,000, by state

Number of Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms per 100,000 Population
Image: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This map (which is interactive on its source page) shows the rate of deaths per 100,000 population due to firearms state by state. The darker blue a state is, the higher the rate is. These stats come from 2013.

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Gun violence incidents in 2015

Gun violence deaths
Image: Gun Violence Archive

This is another infographic that unfortunately will likely need updating on a regular, daily basis.

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