The devastating human cost of rising gun violence in the US

The devastating human cost of rising gun violence in the US

After a decline, gun violence in many US cities has been on the rise since 2018. That includes the nation’s capital, Washington DC, despite the city having some of the nation’s toughest gun laws.

Which communities are hardest hit by these deadly shootings? And what new solutions can address what Washington has labelled a public health crisis?

The BBC’s Reality Check looks in more detail at the violent crime statistics.

Video produced by Roderick Macleod and Alexandra Ostasiewicz

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