This Is What A Preventable Death Looks Like. Actually, A Few Hundred Thousand Of Them.

This visualization of years stolen comes from the combination of two types of data from 2010 and 2013: the number of gun murders and the normal life expectancy rate of each victim. More about where these figures came from is below.


The original video was made by Periscopic. The 2010 gun murder data is based on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report, which contains details such as each victim’s age, gender, and race. To calculate the years lost, this creators performed an age-prediction analysis on each victim based on data from the World Health Organization's UNSD Demographic Statistics. The 2013 gun death numbers are from "near real-time data," which doesn’t come from an official source but provides an idea of the daily gun-related violence in the United States. It also includes suicides and gun accidents.

Feb 24, 2014

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