There have been more than 600 mass shootings so far in 2022

There have been more than 600 mass shootings so far this year in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

A shooter opened fire late Tuesday at a Walmart in the Tidewater area of Virginia, killing five people. The attack comes days after five people were killed and 18 more injured in a shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, and about a week after a shooting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville left three dead.

Mass shootings — where four or more people, not including the shooter, are injured or killed — have averaged more than one per day so far this year. Not a single week in 2022 has passed without at least four mass shootings.

January 2022

34 mass shootings

13 days with NONE

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

February

36 mass shootings

8 days with NONE

March

42 mass shootings

10 days with NONE

April

57 mass shootings

9 days with NONE

May

63 mass shootings

5 days with NONE

Buffalo

Uvalde

June

65 mass shootings

6 dayS with NONE

Tulsa

July

89 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

August

63 mass shootings

7 dayS with NONE

September

64 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

October

61 mass shootings

7 days with NONE

November

31 mass shootings*

8 dayS with NONE

U-Va.

Club Q

Walmart

*As of November 22

January 2022

34 mass shootings

13 days with NONE

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

February

36 mass shootings

8 days with NONE

March

42 mass shootings

10 days with NONE

April

57 mass shootings

9 days with NONE

May

63 mass shootings

5 days with NONE

Buffalo

Uvalde

June

65 mass shootings

6 dayS with NONE

Tulsa

July

89 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

August

63 mass shootings

7 dayS with NONE

September

64 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

October

61 mass shootings

7 days with NONE

November

31 mass shootings*

8 dayS with NONE

U-Va.

Club Q

Walmart

*As of November 22

January 2022

February

34 mass shootings

13 days with NONE

36 mass shootings

8 days with NONE

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

April

March

57 mass shootings

9 days with NONE

42 mass shootings

10 days with NONE

May

June

63 mass shootings

5 days with NONE

65 mass shootings

6 dayS with NONE

Tulsa

Buffalo

Uvalde

July

August

89 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

63 mass shootings

7 dayS with NONE

September

October

64 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

61 mass shootings

7 days with NONE

November

31 mass shootings*

8 dayS with NONE

U-Va.

Club Q

Walmart

*As of November 22

January 2022

February

34 mass shootings

13 days with NONE

36 mass shootings

8 days with NONE

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

April

March

57 mass shootings

9 days with NONE

42 mass shootings

10 days with NONE

May

June

63 mass shootings

5 days with NONE

65 mass shootings

6 dayS with NONE

Tulsa

Buffalo

Uvalde

July

August

89 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

63 mass shootings

7 dayS with NONE

September

October

64 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

61 mass shootings

7 days with NONE

November

31 mass shootings*

8 dayS with NONE

U-Va.

Club Q

Walmart

*As of November 22

January 2022

February

March

42 mass shootings

10 days with NONE

36 mass shootings

8 days with NONE

34 mass shootings

13 days with NONE

Sat.

Sun.

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

April

May

June

57 mass shootings

9 days with NONE

63 mass shootings

5 days with NONE

65 mass shootings

6 dayS with NONE

Tulsa

Buffalo

Uvalde

July

August

September

89 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

63 mass shootings

7 dayS with NONE

64 mass shootings

5 dayS with NONE

October

November

61 mass shootings

7 days with NONE

31 mass shootings*

8 dayS with NONE

U-Va.

Club Q

Walmart

*As of November 22

Mass shootings have been on the rise in recent years. In 2021, almost 700 such incidents occurred, a jump from the 610 in 2020 and 417 in 2019. Before that, incidents had not topped 400 annually since the Gun Violence Archive started tracking in 2014.

2022 is close behind the high reached last year when comparing the same time period.

Mass shootings through

Nov. 22 of each year

638

606

575

374

345

324

316

310

243

’22

’14

’15

’16

’17

’18

’19

’20

’21

Mass shootings through

Nov. 22 of each year

638

606

575

374

345

324

316

310

243

2022

2017

2020

2014

2015

2016

2018

2019

2021

Mass shootings through

Nov. 22 of each year

243

2014

310

2015

2016

345

324

2017

316

2018

374

2019

575

2020

638

2021

606

2022

The toll is immense. Mass shootings have killed 635 people and injured 2,540 more through November 22nd.

correction

A previous version of the article showed an incorrect date for the Uvalde school shooting.

Data is from the Gun Violence Archive.

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