This Interactive Map Shows Local Gun Violence Relative to Your Location

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 29, 2015
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This interactive map brings local gun violence home by depicting how many people have been shot near where you live. From Slate and non-profit news organization The Trace, the map shows American gun violence based on data from nonpartisan project the Gun Violence Archive (GVA).

More than 130,000 people are shot every year in the United States, with what feels like news of a new mass shooting making headlines every week. 30 people die from local gun violence everyday, some of whom where you live. By inputting your location, you can discover how close these occurrences really are. Red pins indicate a gun homicide where as yellow ones mark a gun-related injury.

Regardless of your position on gun control, the terrifying map will certainly make the issue feel more real to you.