Jan 11, 2024 - News

Arkansas had 9 mass shootings in 2023

Data: Gun Violence Archive; Note: Mass shootings are defined as instances of at least four victims killed or injured by gunfire, not including a shooter. Data is as of Jan. 4, 2024; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Gun Violence Archive; Note: Mass shootings are defined as instances of at least four victims killed or injured by gunfire, not including a shooter. Data is as of Jan. 4, 2024; Chart: Axios Visuals

There were 9 mass shootings — instances that involved four or more victims — in Arkansas last year.

By the numbers: 2023 mass shootings were up from five in both 2022 and 2021.

The big picture: Nationally, 656 mass shootings took place in 2023. Since 2014, the only year higher than this was in 2021 when there were 689, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

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