Shoe display representing the lives lost to gun violence each year in Wisconsin.
Gun Violence by the Numbers
Every day in the United States, approximately 300 people—including 65 children and teens—are injured or killed with guns in murders, assaults, suicides, and accidents.
In Wisconsin, approximately 500 men, women and children are killed with guns each year, including the 75% who die as a result of suicide.
In 2014, 133 Wisconsin veterans died by suicide, including 86 by firearm suicide. The suicide rate among veterans in Wisconsin is over twice the rate among the general population.
In 2014, there were 742 firearm injury-related emergency department visits in Wisconsin.
Gun deaths devastate families in both urban and rural areas, while Wisconsin’s urban areas are disproportionately impacted by homicides; the state’s less populated areas experience greater rates of gun suicide.
Since Sandy Hook, there have been nearly 300 school shootings in America, about one per week.
Gun violence costs our country $229 billion in combined direct and in-direct expenses annually.
For more data:
The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 2,500 media, law enforcement, government, and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. The Archive DOES NOT include gun suicide data.
Everytown for Gun Safety compiles daily school shooting incidents, defined as “any time a firearm discharges a live round inside a school building or on a school campus or grounds, as documented by the press and, when necessary, confirmed through further inquiries with law enforcement or school officials. Incidents in which guns were brought into schools but not discharged, or where the firearm was discharged off school grounds, are NOT included.”