Putting America’s Gun Violence in Perspective — Chart 8

Mass Homicide Not on Rise, Victims are Down

The latest UN Global Study on Homicide (2014) reports that the number of victims in mass murder cases are down, while the number of such cases are flat in the United States. Gun violence data for 2015 shows there were 45 mass murders committed with guns.

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Image credit: UNODC

It should be noted, just for perspective about how difficult it is to stop such fatal mass shootings: mass murderers comprise 0.000045% of the population with access to firearms in the United States.