Bryan Walsh
Oct 23, 2021 - Politics & Policy

6. Why we struggle to count violent gun crime

Illustrated collage of targets and a hand holding a gun.
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

America's crime statistics, especially around guns, are a mess — and they could soon be worse.

Why it matters: Without dependable, uniform numbers about the state of violent crime in the U.S., it's difficult to know what to do about it.

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