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The number of mass shootings in the United States increased in 2023, reaching 657.

According to data published by the Armed Violence Archive (GVA) website, the number of mass shootings increased in 2023, reaching at least 657 incidents compared to 2022 in 646.

According to the website's data, 42,988 people were killed and 36,366 people were injured in all armed attacks that occurred in the United States in 2023.

The website noted that the data it collected on mass shootings was obtained from more than 7,<> sources.

The number of police killed in the shootings reached 368 in 2023.

The Archive of Armed Violence (GVA) defines mass murder as a shooting that injures or kills four or more people, not including the shooter himself.

FBI data shows that Americans have 120 more guns per 100 Americans than citizens. A recent Gallup poll conducted in October 2022 indicated that about 45% of Americans live in a house with at least one gun.

A study published in late 2022 in the journal JAMA Network Open that analyzed the number of gun accident deaths in the past three decades revealed that a total of more than a million Americans have been killed since 1990.

With each mass shooting in the United States, there are renewed calls for stronger policies to prevent further incidents. However, all the legislation introduced minimizes incidents, but does not prevent them or hinder firearm purchases.

Source : Al Jazeera + Agencies + Anadolu Agency