Explore Trends in Gun-Related Violence in the US and All 50 States
Albany, NY — The Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium, coordinated by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, has launched a new interactive data dashboard showing recent trends in gun-related violence for all 50 states.
“Gun violence is too-often misunderstood — even by those with the best intentions,” said Jim Malatras, president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the State University of New York’s systemwide public policy research center. “To craft effective policy solutions, we need to start with the data. The Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium and the Rockefeller Institute of Government are not only gathering this data, but making it accessible and understandable to the public to provoke questions and point the way to answers.”
The data dashboard presents Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on gun-related deaths, gun-related homicides and legal intervention deaths, and gun-related suicides for each state and the U.S. from 2014 through 2017.
The dashboard will continue to be updated with statistics from more years and as new CDC data comes out to present an up-to-date and long-term view of gun violence trends.
The Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium is a program of States for Gun Safety, a coalition of six states and Puerto Rico that aims to disrupt the cycle of firearm-involved mass shootings, homicides, suicides, and accidents.
The Consortium brings together 50 researchers and growing from across the States for Gun Safety coalition, as well as additional mid-western states, in an effort to reduce violence involving firearms through interdisciplinary research and analysis.
The consortium has previously published:
+ A baseline study of mass shootings in the U.S. from 1966 to 2016.
+ An analysis of “stand your ground” laws.
+ A look at the role of the media in mass shootings.
+ An analysis of child access prevention laws.
+ A regional breakdown of mass shootings.
+ An examination of the idea of arming teachers.
+ A review of state bans on bump stocks.