The Geography of Gun Violence - Neighborhoods - The Atlantic Cities
This map, by Zara Matheson at the Martin Prosperity Institute, charts the geography of gun violence across the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [PDF]. The data (from 2008, the most recent year available) include accidental shootings, suicides, acts of self-defense and crimes.
Very unfortunate it requires such a massive tragedy to bring daily tragedies to the national stage. Regardless, let us discuss solutions, please, without trying to score political points. While Colorado and others grieve, it seems a real dialogue about gun violence would be the least we can do to honor those lost earlier today, and others critically injured. The United States should discuss what can be done to prevent this in the future, and all of the ‘smaller’ tragedies of everyday shootings.