Impact of Gun Violence in Arizona: The Facts
• Crime and Violence
Arizona’s rate of violent crime involving guns is one of the highest in the nation.
• Gun-related Deaths
Arizona’s gun violence death rate is among the highest in the nation.
• Gun-related Injuries
Almost twice as many Arizonans survive gunshot injuries than those who die, but many have lifelong health impacts.
• Young People
Young people aged 20-24 face the greatest risk of death and injury from gun violence.
• Children under 18
Over a quarter of all children responding to the Arizona Youth Survey said it would be easy to obtain a gun.
• Gun Safety
Arizona households are more likely to store guns loaded and unlocked than households nationwide.
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