There have been nearly 40 mass shootings so far this year

On Jan. 21, a shooter opened fire on the eve of Lunar New Year at a dance studio in Monterey Park, a majority-Asian Los Angeles suburb, killing 11 people. Two days later, related shootings at two locations around Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco, killed seven people.

There have already been 39 mass shootings in 2023 in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive. There have been more shootings than any other January on the database’s records, which go back to 2014.

The staggering scope of U.S. gun deaths goes far beyond mass shootings

Mass shootings — where four or more people, not including the shooter, are injured or killed — have averaged more than one per day in 2023. Every week has had at least six mass shootings.

January 2023

39 mass shootings*

7 dayS with NONE

Monterey

Park

Half Moon

Bay

*As of January 23

January 2023

39 mass shootings*

7 dayS with NONE

Monterey

Park

Half Moon

Bay

*As of January 23

January 2023

39 mass shootings*

7 days with NONE

Monterey

Park

Half Moon

Bay

*As of January 23

The attacks come after several major shootings shook the country in 2022, including the killing of 21 of students and staff at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas and a shooting at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York that killed ten.

Mass shootings have been on the rise in recent years. In 2022, 647 such incidents occurred, down from a year before but higher than any other year since the Gun Violence Archive started tracking in 2014.

Mass shootings

per year since 2014

690

647

610

417

383

348

336

336

273

39

’23*

’18

’19

’20

’22

’15

’16

’17

’14

’21

*As of January 23

Mass shootings

per year since 2014

690

647

610

417

383

348

336

336

273

39

’23*

’18

’19

’20

’22

’14

’15

’16

’17

’21

*As of January 23

Mass shootings

per year since 2014

273

2014

336

2015

2016

383

348

2017

336

2018

417

2019

610

2020

690

2021

647

2022

2023*

39

*As of January 23

The toll is immense. Less than a month into 2023, mass shootings have already killed 70 people and injured 167 this year in America.

Data is from the Gun Violence Archive.

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