A glimpse at the United States' shocking mass shooting stats

  • 03/10/2017

It's no secret the US has a serious problem with gun violence.

The latest mass shooting to hit the nation - an attack at a Las Vegas concert that left 58 dead and more than 500 injured - has shed light on the issue once again, but the White House says it's still too early to start talking about it.

However the statistics suggest the talking should start sooner rather than later, with 273 mass shootings - that's a shooting resulting in the death of four or more people - already this year.

When you consider there's only been 274 days so far in 2017, it's clear that's almost exactly one every single day.

Overall, there's been 46,598 incidents of gun violence in the US so far this year, resulting in more than 11,650 deaths.

The Las Vegas shooting is confirmed as the worst mass shooting in US history with 58 deaths, ahead of 2016's Orlando nightclub attack that saw 49 people lose their lives.

Below is a list of the United States' worst mass shootings:

Orlando, June 12, 2016: A gunman fatally shoots 49 people at gay nightclub Pulse before he is shot dead by police

Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007: A gunman slaughters 32 people and kills himself at Virginia Tech, a university in Blacksburg, Virginia

Sandy Hook, December 14, 2012: A man shoots dead his mother, then kills 20 children, six adults and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut

San Bernardino, December 2, 2015: A husband and wife kill 14 people at a workplace holiday party in San Bernardino in Southern California before dying in a shootout with police

Columbine, April 20, 1999: Two teenagers rampage through Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, shooting dead 12 students and a teacher and wounding more than 20 others before killing themselves

Binghamton, April 3, 2009: A Vietnamese immigrant opens fire at an immigrant services centre in Binghamton, New York, killing 13 people and wounding four. He then kills himself

Fort Hood, November 5, 2009: An army major and psychiatrist opens fire at Fort Hood, a US Army base in Texas, killing 13 people. He is sentenced to death

Washington DC, September 16, 2013: A former Navy reservist working as a government contractor kills 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. He is shot dead by police

Colorado, July 20, 2012: A masked gunman kills 12 people and wounds 70 when he opens fire at a midnight premiere of Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Denver. He receives a life sentence

Washington DC, October 2002: Two men ambush 13 people, killing 10 of them, in sniper-style shootings that terrorise the Washington area for three weeks. One sniper was executed and the other was sentenced to life in prison

Oregon, October 1, 2015: A man opens fire on the Umpqua Community College campus in southwest Oregon, killing nine people before he is shot dead by police

Charleston, June 17, 2015: A white supremacist kills nine black churchgoers at a historic, predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina

Waco, May 17, 2015: Rival motorcycle gangs kill nine at a restaurant in Waco, Texas. More than 170 people are arrested

Wisconsin, August 5, 2012: A white supremacist kills six worshippers in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The gunman kills himself

Tucson, January 8, 2011: Then-US representative Gabrielle Giffords is the target of an assassination attempt by a gunman in Tucson, Arizona. Six people are killed and 13, including Giffords, are wounded

Amish school, October 2, 2006: A gunman kills five girls in a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, before killing himself.

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