Monday, January 14, 2013

How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14.


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Posted Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 8:30 AM ET
The answer to the simple question in that headline is surprisingly hard to come by. So Slate and the Twitter feed @GunDeaths are collecting data for our crowdsourced interactive. This data is necessarily incomplete. But the more people who are paying attention, the better the data will be. You can help us draw a more complete picture of gun violence in America. If you know about a gun death in your community that isn’t represented here, please tweet @GunDeaths with a citation. (If you’re not on Twitter, you can email And if you’d like to use this data yourself for your own projects, it’s open. You can download it here.

Deaths by City Click a circle to filter deaths by location.

I could not embed the graph or map. And I believe this is important enough that both be kept together.  

Kois said when you look at the chart you realize there is a Newtown, Conn. happening each day. "It's not in the same place with the same shooter, but it's happening every day." (Image courtesy slate_gundeathschart.jpg

 Deaths since Newtown:  =836
Each victim under 13 years of age is designated "child"; from 13 to 17: "teen"; 18 and older: "adult."
The same icons used to represent male victims is also used to represent victims of unknown gender.
The same icons used to represent female victims is also used to represent victims of unknown age group.
The data are not comprehensive and are not suitable for statistical analysis.

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