According to data from Gun Violence Archive (GVA), American Independence Day, 4th July weekend saw a rise in Gun Violence, with over 233 people killed and 618 injured in over five hundred shootings across the United States, that is a 26 percent drop from 2020’s holiday weekend.
According to the archive, in July 2021 alone, there were an extensive twenty mass shootings, bringing this year’s sum to 336. May saw seventy-two mass shootings and June seventy-six.
ICYMI: Here is our comparison of #July4th weekend shootings in the United States from last year and this year. pic.twitter.com/cSFkfi2RUe
— Gun Violence Archive (@GunDeaths) July 7, 2021
According to the data released on early Tuesday, which looks at shootings from 05:00 PM Friday through Monday, there’re three hundred and fourteen deadly shootings with nearly 750 injuries during the same period in 2020.
2020’s 4th July weekend came as the country was beginning to reopen after the epidemic’s stay-at-home instructions and because mass demonstrations linked to the killing of security officer George Floyd. Moreover, CNN has asked for 2019 data.
The organization tweeted that the fourteen mass shootings over that past holiday weekend, Friday to Sunday, are the most of any weekend in this year.
There have now been 20 mass shootings in July, 336 on the year. The 14 mass shootings over this past holiday weekend (Friday to Sunday) are the most of any weekend in 2021. https://t.co/ApCx8x6bfO
— Gun Violence Archive (@GunDeaths) July 5, 2021
CBS Chicago reported that the law enforcement said that Gun Violence in Chicago is increasing in 2021; at least eighty-two people were shot, fourteen fatally, over the weekend. The shootings’ toll on July 4 weekend is up from 2019 when sixty-eight people were shot, and last year, when about eighty people were shot.
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Gun Violence Deaths in 2021
So far in 2021, Gun Violence incidents in New York City have spiked thirty-two percent over the same period last year, with seven hundred and seventy-three mass shootings and almost 890 victims. According to the CBS New York reports, law enforcement confirmed twenty-six victims over the holiday weekend in New York.
The New York Police Department stated that there were thirty-five victims, two fatal, from some 29 mass shootings that happened Friday to Monday. That is a decrease from the same period in 2020 when seventy-eight were shot in about fifty-five shootings.
Furthermore, five people were shot in Dallas, three killed and one in severe condition, during a confrontation on the Fourth of July.
According to Gun Violence Archive, there have been almost 22662 Gun Violence deaths this year. That includes all causes, like unintentional killings, murder, and suicide. In addition, there have been three hundred and thirty-six mass shootings and sixteen mass murders.
Fortunately, GVA uses up to 7500 sources to catalog these incidents, including police, media, and the government.
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