Over 5,000 American youths were killed or injured by gun violence last year, representing a 35% increase over 2019. Almost one thousand of these young victims were aged 11 younger. And teens aged 12-17 saw an incredibly high number of deaths and injuries as a result of gun violence, totaling over 4,000 killed or injured in 2020.
2020 saw an unprecedented increase of gun violence against American youths. 5,114 American youths kill or injured by guns in 2020 is by far the highest number in recent years.