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Real-Time Gun Violence Numbers — This is Our Reality

Includes a Link You‘ll Want to Bookmark for Future Reference

Kimberlee Jakobe
3 min readJun 12, 2022


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The Gun Violence Archive is an independent “near real-time” data-centered site about the results of gun violence in America.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022, at around 11 am, there were 18,610 total deaths to date — from all causes due to gun violence.The total number of deaths to date from all causes, due to gun violence is 19,455. There have been 845 people killed from gun violence in five days.


Evidence-Based Research — since 2013

From their website:


The Gun Violence Archive is an online archive of gun violence incidents collected from over 7,500 law enforcement, media, government and commercial sources daily in an effort to provide near-real time data about the results of gun violence. GVA is an independent data collection and research group with no affiliation with any advocacy organization.

Mission Statement

Gun Violence Archive (GVA) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States. GVA will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the U.S. and then post and disseminate it online, primarily if not exclusively on this website and summary ledgers at and on Twitter @gundeaths. It is hoped that this information will inform and assist those engaged in discussions and activities concerning gun violence, including analysis of proposed regulations or legislation relating to gun safety usage. All we ask is to please provide proper credit for use of Gun Violence Archive data and advise us of its use.

GVA is not, by design an advocacy group. The mission of GVA is to document incidents of gun violence and gun crime nationally to provide independent, verified data…