2021 Gun Deaths Continue to Soar
116% increase in non-suicide gun deaths from January through May of this year comes on top of the massive surge in Rhode Island gun violence in 2020.
RI Non-Suicide Gun Deaths
|January-May||Non-Suicide Gun Deaths|
Table formatted by RICAGV.
FBI Background Check Surge Continues in RI
The total number of NICS checks from January through May 2021 is 20,426; in 2020 the total for the same period was 18,687.
RI NICS were already booming before COVID-19
From 2013-2019 Rhode Island averaged 24,380 per year; 2020 total was 51,369.