Saturday, August 29, 2015

Statistics and Charts: Intentional Shootings

Below is a pie chart showing the intention of intentional shooting deaths in the United States, taken from FBI data, for 2011-2013.

HERE is the source of this graph, along with some details of the data.

See that tiny black sliver?  That is what the NRA and the gun guys say is worth defending their definition of "gun rights" and why we should allow guns everywhere, virtually unregulated.  That constitutes less than 1% of shooting deaths.  Even accidental deaths (not shown on this chart) outnumber them 2-to-1.

I say all those other colors are what makes it important to restrict guns further.  Wouldn't you agree?

I'm pretty sure the 33,000 shooting death victims a year would agree.