Shocking 2020 Data Reveals Record Year For Gun Violence

2020 was the worst year on record for single-year increase in murders. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report.

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Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/24/us-murders-extra-4000-everyday-gun-violence

"For exactly a year during the pandemic, the United States did not see a single high-profile public mass shooting. But a surge in daily gun violence contributed to an estimated 4,000 additional murders throughout 2020, in what experts warn will probably be the worst single-year increase in murders on record.

There were only two public shootings in 2020 that primarily targeted strangers, were not related to other crimes and killed at least four victims – one standard definition researchers use to classify “mass shootings” – according to two databases that track this kind of gun violence. That’s the lowest annual count of high-profile mass shootings in America in nearly a quarter-century, according to Jillian Peterson, the founder of the Violence Project, which tracks these mass shootings going back to 1966."

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