This artist has a sort of sickness. I love looking at statistics and fact checking stuff. This is one of the reason much of my art is like this piece titled Static Repercussions. I thought I would share some my research on fire arms and violence. This is really just numbers. I won’t include my conclusions here.
BTW I generally compare countries that have cultural and political similarities. So no Syria and Iraq stuff. If you see I made a typo let me know, after all I am only human. Included are the places I found the data. Not all the places I double checked it, because that gets crazy.
Do some comparisons from other sources yourself too. I am sure you will find it as fun as I do.
Oddly enough, I tend to feel all fired up and inspired to make art after doing research.
33% of Americans own firearm.
41% of households report owning at least one firearm
85% of Americans support back ground checks on all gun sales including private and gun show sales.
(Pew Research poll in July)
77% of Americans think better access to mental health treatment and screening would do a lot or some to reduce gun violence. (CBS/Times Poll in December)
Homicide rates 2013 Per Capita (per 100,000)
United Kingdom 1
Guns per 100 residents 2014
United States 88.8
United Kingdom 6.6