Over 5,600 American youths were killed or injured by gun violence last year, representing a 11% increase over 2020. Over 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 4,600 killed or injured in 2021.
2020 and 2021 saw an unprecedented increase of gun violence against American youths. 5,695 American youths kill or injured by guns in 2021 is by far the highest number in recent years.