More than 100 deaths a day: Gun violence reached 'staggering' record in 2020, report says

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The number of people dying from gun violence in the USA reached a record high in 2020: an average of 124 people dead every day, a new report from Johns Hopkins University found.

The analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions showed there were 45,222 gun deaths in the USA in 2020, a 15% increase from 2019. Gun homicides rose by 35%.

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