Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:
Gun Violence Statistics
Brady Campaign reports:
Every Day on Average (all ages)
Every day, 297 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.
Every day, 89 people die from gun violence:
- 31 are murdered
- 55 kill themselves
- 2 are killed unintentionally
- 1 is killed by police intervention
- 1 intent unknown.
Every day, 208 people are shot and survive:
- 151 shot in an assault
- 10 survive a suicide attempt
- 45 are shot unintentionally
- 2 are shot in a police intervention
Vehicle Violence Statistics
President Obama’s Views Concern Crash Victims
“Like all dads, I worry about my girls’ safety all the time. Especially when we see preventable violence in places our sons and daughters go every day – their schools and houses of worship, movie theaters, nightclubs, as they get older.”
So why does the President, that I voted for twice, continue to miss talking about vehicle violence after nearly 250,000 vehicle deaths and 1 million serious vehicle injuries under his administration?
We need an end to this strange indifference to vehicle violence.