This special collection brings together evidence and insights from nonprofits, foundations, and research organizations working to understand the full impact of firearm use and gun violence in the US. By providing us with analyses of current state and federal laws as well as valuable data on suicides, homicides, accidents, and mass shootings, these organizations seek to inform sound public policy and to curb this ongoing public health epidemic.

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Gun Violence in America: An Analysis of 2018 CDC Data

February 1, 2020

This report outlines gun death data from 2018, and shows trends over 10 years. The purpose of the report is to share data in an accessible and user-friendly format. All data were accessed using the Centers for Disease Control's Underlying Cause of death database, part of the Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER)database. The Underlying Cause of Death database contains data based on death certificates forUnited States residents. This report is an update to Gun Violence in America: 2018 Data Brief (released January 31, 2020, following the initial release of 2018 mortality data) and includes age-adjusted rates, demographics, and state-by-state breakdowns