Unsolved Homicides

This week is National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Today we highlight and honor the stories of survivors with unsolved shootings.

In the United States, far too many homicides go unsolved. In 2020, the the national murder rate rose by 29 percent, while the share of murders committed with a gun reached a record-high 77 percent. As more people were killed with guns, fewer of these cases were solved. 

This crisis is particularly acute for gun crimes committed against Black and Latinx people, fueling community mistrust in law enforcement. Thousands of Americans do not have their day in court and see zero accountability for the deaths of their loved ones. For survivors of gun violence, the pain of having a loved one taken by gun violence is compounded by not having answers or seeing justice served. We must help raise awareness about unsolved shootings.

This #GVSurvivorsWeek, help us shine a light on their stories.

Join the Conversation

Whether you are a survivor of gun violence or an ally to survivors, join in on the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GVSurvivorsWeek or create a National Gun Survivors Week profile to show support.