Gunfire at US schools on the rise. Here’s what we know

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The fatal shooting of 19 elementary school students and two adults in Uvalde, Texas, triggered an outpouring of grief, but also anger across the United States. Ten years after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, the nation and the world is once again grappling with the brutal death of young children targeted at their school and how attacks like this can continue to happen.

 

President Joe Biden delivered an address May 24, calling upon the nation to stand up to the gun lobby, but without mentioning specific legislation that Congress could act upon, as noted by The New York Times.

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The shooter, himself a student at a local high school, was killed by police. He legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles and ammunition in the days after his 18th birthday, which was earlier this month. Uvalde, around 80 miles from San Antonio, is a community of 15,000 people, of which almost 82 percent are Latino.

 

While active shooter events at schools, like the one in Uvalde, are rare, Center of Homeland Defense and Security data shows that incidents of gunfire on U.S. school grounds in all circumstances have sharply increased in numbers recently.

 

Active shooter incidents, however, remain the deadliest, and the high death tolls of the shootings at Sandy Hook (2012) and Parkland (2018) are starkly visible in the data.

 

In the U.S. as a whole, the rate of gun-related homicides ticked up by 35 percent in 2020. The same year, gunshots became the leading cause of death in U.S. children and teenagers, again, the majority of these being homicides. Firearm background checks, often used as an indicator for gun sales trends, also ticked up sharply at the onset of the pandemic.

 

With 136 shootings at schools and 27 deaths already recorded before May 24, this year is poised to become another year with a highly elevated number of school shootings and victims. The Center of Homeland Defense and Security database classifies around 5 percent of school shootings as indiscriminate, with the most common reasons for shootings at schools being disputes, accidental firings of guns and attempts to take one’s own life with a gun.

 

This article originally appeared on Statista.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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America’s most stressed-out state may surprise you

 

There are many different sources of stress, but by far the most prominent in the past few years has been the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, a recent survey found that one in three Americans sometimes feel so stressed about the pandemic that it hurts their ability to make basic decisions. Overall stress levels are not uniform across the country, though, and certain states worry more than others about specific issues.

 

WalletHub compared the 50 states across 41 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life. Our data set ranges from average hours worked per week to the personal bankruptcy rate to the share of adults getting adequate sleep.

 

Here are America’s most stressed-out cities, from least to most stressed, plus scores for some key stressors.

 

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  • Total Score: 32.36
  • Work-Related Stress: 50
  • Money-Related Stress: 29
  • Family-Related Stress: 49
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 28

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” 4kodiak”

 

  • Total Score: 32.53
  • Work-Related Stress: 44
  • Money-Related Stress: 49
  • Family-Related Stress: 48
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 39

 

JoeChristensen

 

  • Total Score: 33.85
  • Work-Related Stress: 24
  • Money-Related Stress: 48
  • Family-Related Stress: 50
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 34

 

RiverNorthPhotography

 

  • Total Score: 37.42
  • Work-Related Stress: 45
  • Money-Related Stress: 40
  • Family-Related Stress: 39
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 35

 

FierceAbin

 

  • Total Score: 38.13
  • Work-Related Stress: 39
  • Money-Related Stress: 43
  • Family-Related Stress: 36
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 36

 

DenisTangneyJr

 

  • Total Score: 38.68
  • Work-Related Stress: 18
  • Money-Related Stress: 25
  • Family-Related Stress: 40
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 50

 

Art Wager

 

  • Total Score: 38.73
  • Work-Related Stress: 7
  • Money-Related Stress: 50
  • Family-Related Stress: 46
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 25

 

sequential5

 

  • Total Score: 39.09
  • Work-Related Stress: 43
  • Money-Related Stress: 35
  • Family-Related Stress: 21
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 47

 

Rolf_52

 

  • Total Score: 39.16
  • Work-Related Stress: 36
  • Money-Related Stress: 47
  • Family-Related Stress: 19
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 41

 

marekuliasz

 

  • Total Score: 39.16
  • Work-Related Stress: 12
  • Money-Related Stress: 39
  • Family-Related Stress: 43
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 45

 

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  • Total Score: 39.24
  • Work-Related Stress: 20
  • Money-Related Stress: 44
  • Family-Related Stress: 45
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 30

 

JoeChristensen

 

  • Total Score: 40.02
  • Work-Related Stress: 48
  • Money-Related Stress: 27
  • Family-Related Stress: 42
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 19

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YinYang

 

  • Total Score: 40.48
  • Work-Related Stress: 4
  • Money-Related Stress: 41
  • Family-Related Stress: 34
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 48

 

James_Lane

 

  • Total Score: 40.66
  • Work-Related Stress: 13
  • Money-Related Stress: 30
  • Family-Related Stress: 44
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 42

 

ibsky

 

  • Total Score: 40.69
  • Work-Related Stress: 35
  • Money-Related Stress: 31
  • Family-Related Stress: 29
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 40

 

mdgmorris

 

  • Total Score: 40.83
  • Work-Related Stress: 33
  • Money-Related Stress: 37
  • Family-Related Stress: 41
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 24

 

Michael Pham

 

  • Total Score: 40.84
  • Work-Related Stress: 15
  • Money-Related Stress: 45
  • Family-Related Stress: 27
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 44

 

DenisTangneyJr

 

  • Total Score: 41.56
  • Work-Related Stress: 49
  • Money-Related Stress: 11
  • Family-Related Stress: 14
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 46

 

danlogan

 

  • Total Score: 41.84
  • Work-Related Stress: 31
  • Money-Related Stress: 36
  • Family-Related Stress: 31
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 28

 

4nadia

 

  • Total Score: 42.27
  • Work-Related Stress: 40
  • Money-Related Stress: 21
  • Family-Related Stress: 30
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 38

 

DepositPhotos.com

 

  • Total Score: 43.42
  • Work-Related Stress: 5
  • Money-Related Stress: 38
  • Family-Related Stress: 15
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 49

 

traveler1116

 

  • Total Score: 43.86
  • Work-Related Stress: 19
  • Money-Related Stress: 28
  • Family-Related Stress: 47
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 9

 

eyecrave

 

  • Total Score: 44
  • Work-Related Stress: 46
  • Money-Related Stress: 13
  • Family-Related Stress: 23
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 26

 

HaizhanZheng

 

  • Total Score: 44.52
  • Work-Related Stress: 47
  • Money-Related Stress: 8
  • Family-Related Stress: 37
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 21

 

knowlesgallery

 

  • Total Score: 44.56
  • Work-Related Stress: 11
  • Money-Related Stress: 42
  • Family-Related Stress: 38
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 15

 

AnujSahaiPhotography

 

  • Total Score: 44.86
  • Work-Related Stress: 8
  • Money-Related Stress: 26
  • Family-Related Stress: 18
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 43

 

Eloi_Omella

 

  • Total Score: 45.78
  • Work-Related Stress: 14
  • Money-Related Stress: 34
  • Family-Related Stress: 16
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 31

 

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  • Total Score: 45.88
  • Work-Related Stress: 22
  • Money-Related Stress: 24
  • Family-Related Stress: 12
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 33

 

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  • Total Score: 46.24
  • Work-Related Stress: 38
  • Money-Related Stress: 19
  • Family-Related Stress: 32
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 17

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  • Total Score: 46.87
  • Work-Related Stress: 34
  • Money-Related Stress: 18
  • Family-Related Stress: 35
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 11

 

SeanPavonePhoto

 

  • Total Score: 47.03
  • Work-Related Stress: 30
  • Money-Related Stress: 22
  • Family-Related Stress: 26
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 16

 

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  • Total Score: 47.23
  • Work-Related Stress: 27
  • Money-Related Stress: 5
  • Family-Related Stress: 25
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 37

 

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  • Total Score: 47.96
  • Work-Related Stress: 25
  • Money-Related Stress: 33
  • Family-Related Stress: 13
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 13

 

haveseen

 

  • Total Score: 48.71
  • Work-Related Stress: 37
  • Money-Related Stress: 20
  • Family-Related Stress: 20
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 12

 

f11photo

 

  • Total Score: 49.04
  • Work-Related Stress: 1
  • Money-Related Stress: 46
  • Family-Related Stress: 33
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 22

 

julof90

 

  • Total Score: 49.04
  • Work-Related Stress: 41
  • Money-Related Stress: 16
  • Family-Related Stress: 9
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 20

 

wanderluster

 

  • Total Score: 49.08
  • Work-Related Stress: 21
  • Money-Related Stress: 15
  • Family-Related Stress: 8
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 32

 

mlauffen

 

  • Total Score: 49.1
  • Work-Related Stress: 42
  • Money-Related Stress: 14
  • Family-Related Stress: 5
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 27

 

Elisa.rolle

 

  • Total Score: 50.21
  • Work-Related Stress: 23
  • Money-Related Stress: 23
  • Family-Related Stress: 3
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 23

 

” Darwin Brandis”

 

  • Total Score: 51
  • Work-Related Stress: 29
  • Money-Related Stress: 12
  • Family-Related Stress: 28
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 6

 

Thomas Kelley

 

  • Total Score: 52.21
  • Work-Related Stress: 32
  • Money-Related Stress: 10
  • Family-Related Stress: 17
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 7

 

Swarmcatcher

 

  • Total Score: 53.38
  • Work-Related Stress: 2
  • Money-Related Stress: 32
  • Family-Related Stress: 4
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 14

 

DenisTangneyJr

 

  • Total Score: 54.61
  • Work-Related Stress: 28
  • Money-Related Stress: 9
  • Family-Related Stress: 11
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 4

 

James Deitsch

 

  • Total Score: 54.66
  • Work-Related Stress: 9
  • Money-Related Stress: 17
  • Family-Related Stress: 6
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 8

 

DepositPhotos.com

 

  • Total Score: 55.46
  • Work-Related Stress: 16
  • Money-Related Stress: 6
  • Family-Related Stress: 24
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 3

 

Rdlamkin

 

  • Total Score: 57.52
  • Work-Related Stress: 6
  • Money-Related Stress: 1
  • Family-Related Stress: 22
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 5

 

stevegeer

 

  • Total Score: 57.84
  • Work-Related Stress: 26
  • Money-Related Stress: 4
  • Family-Related Stress: 10
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 1

 

DepositPhotos.com

 

  • Total Score: 58.85
  • Work-Related Stress: 10
  • Money-Related Stress: 3
  • Family-Related Stress: 2
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 18

 

Davel5957

 

  • Total Score: 60.17
  • Work-Related Stress: 17
  • Money-Related Stress: 7
  • Family-Related Stress: 1
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 10

 

AlizadaStudios

 

  • Total Score: 61.38
  • Work-Related Stress: 3
  • Money-Related Stress: 2
  • Family-Related Stress: 7
  • Health- & Safety-Related Stress: 2

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In order to determine the most and least stressed states, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across four key dimensions: 1) Work-Related Stress, 2) Money-Related Stress, 3) Family-Related Stress, 4) Health- & Safety-Related Stress.

 

We evaluated those dimensions using 41 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of stress.

 

We then determined each state’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order the states.

 

You can find the breakdown of points per category on WalletHub.

 

This article originally appeared on WalletHub.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

 

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