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.
This Interactive Map Shows Local Gun Violence Relative to Your Location
1. Interactive-maps-gun-violence - An opportunity for the development of interactive maps that visualize gun violence data to raise awareness and promote discussion on the issue.
2. Data-driven-gun-control - The use of data analysis and visualization to inform and shape gun control policies and initiatives at the local and national levels.
3. Public-access-journalism - The collaboration between news organizations and non-profits to create interactive tools that provide the public with access to important data, such as gun violence statistics.
1. Technology - The technology industry can develop and improve the functionality and accessibility of interactive maps displaying gun violence data.
2. Public Safety - Public safety organizations can leverage data-driven insights to develop effective strategies for preventing and addressing gun violence in local communities.
3. Media and Journalism - Media and journalism industries can utilize interactive maps and data analysis to enhance reporting on gun violence and engage the public in meaningful discussions about the issue.