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School Shootings since Sandy Hook
10/1/15  - In the two and a half years following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, there were 122 instances in which a gun was discharged on school property, including 97 assaults, 12 suicides, 12 accidental shootings, and 11 mass shootings. Find detailed information in our new resource.
US Obesity Levels, 1990-2014
9/23/15 - Find maps and charts showing the obesity rates for each US state from 1990 to 2014, including Arkansas as the most obese state in 2014 (35.9% of the population) and Colorado as the least obese state (21.3% of the population).
Do violent video games contribute to youth violence?
9/23/15 - Video games are a $21.5 billion industry in the United States, and more than half of the 50 top-selling video games contain violence. Critics argue that violent video games desensitize players to violence and reward them for simulating violence. Proponents argue that violent video games provide a safe outlet for aggressive feelings and help to reduce crime. Our updated website features many new sources, statistics, arguments, and other research in the debate over violent video games.