2016-2018 Child Shooting Data

CFSA has developed a unique national database below of shooting incidents where children under the age of 18 years old have unintentionally pulled the trigger and shot themselves or someone else.

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2017 SUMMARY

132 Children killed
216 Children injured
16 Adults shot

States with highest number of incidents:
31 – Tennessee
23 – Texas
21 – Florida
19 – Georgia
18 – Missouri

Cities with highest number of incidents:
14 -Memphis, Tennessee
8 – St. Louis, Missouri
6 – Chicago, Illnois
6 – Nashville, Tennessee
6 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shooters under age 13:
61 – Toddlers (0-3)
54 – Preschoolers (4-6)
21 – Elementary-age (7-9)
54 – Tweens (10-12)

2016 SUMMARY

120 Children killed
175 Children injured
21 Adults shot

States with highest number of incidents:
28 – Texas
27 – Florida
23 – Georgia
22 – Tennessee
18 – Pennsylvania

Cities with highest number of incidents:
7 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 – Phoenix, Arizona
5 – Memphis, Tennessee
5 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4 – Nashville, Tennessee

Shooters under age 13:
63 – Toddlers (0-3)
48 – Preschoolers (4-6)
25 – Elementary-age (7-9)
31 – Tweens (10-12)

Compiled with the aid of Gun Violence Archive, The Trace, media/police reports and news alerts, the CFSA team reviews every single shooting involving a child and a negligently-stored firearm.  Our database is updated daily and allows for filtering of numerous criteria including:

  1. date of incident
  2. city or county and state
  3. age group of children shooter
  4. incident result
  5. circumstance of shooting
  6. relationship of shooter to victim
  7. age of shooter and age of victim
  8. incident brief details
  9. incident location
  10. firearm type used
  11. if charges are filed (if known)
  12. address of incident
  13. media source