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Gun deaths skyrocket 50 percent in two years among US children, teens: analysis

A Pew Research Center analysis published last week found that gun deaths among children increased from 1,732 in 2019 to 2,590 in 2021. The analysis, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the gun death rate also rose from 2.4 deaths per 100,000 children under 18 years old in 2019 to 3.5 per 100,000 in 2021.

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