Shoe display representing the lives lost to gun violence each year in Wisconsin.
Gun Violence by the Number
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, 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.
There have been at least 205 school shootings in the U.S. since 2013 — an average of nearly one a week.
Gun violence costs our country $229 billion in combined direct and in-direct expenses annually.