Study Finds Firearm Violence Increased During the Pandemic


How did firearm violence change in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic period in the U.S.?


In this nationwide study of the U.S., the pandemic period was associated with a 15.0% increase in firearm-related incidents, a 34.3% increase in firearm-related nonfatal injuries, and a 28.4% increase in firearm-related deaths.

When and Where

This was most pronounced from June to October 2020 in Minnesota and New York State.


These findings suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with an excess increase in firearm violence.


“Analysis of Firearm Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US,” Published in JAMA Network, April 2022.


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