What is the issue?

Gun violence impacts communities across Illinois, resulting in 1,400 deaths and 4,148 nonfatal injuries per year. Gun violence is a complex public health issue that requires a multifaceted approach to reduce the human and economic toll on urban, suburban, and rural Illinois communities.
Gun Laws
One Aim advocates for evidence-based laws informed by those most impacted to improve community safety. You can find information about our past successful efforts and current Illinois laws here.
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Impact of Gun Violence
Gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color, women, and young people in Illinois. We have compiled statistics to educate Illinoisans about the impact of gun violence.
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One Aim relies on high quality research and dialogue with experts and impacted communities to shape its policy priorities and advocate for the most effective gun laws in Illinois. Access the research that supports our policy agenda and explore data about who is impacted by gun violence in Illinois.
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Impact of Gun Violence in Illinois

Gun violence disproportionately impacts communities of color and is the leading cause of death for children and teens across the state.

Black people are


times more likely than White people to die by gun homicide, compared to 10 times more likely nationwide.

In an average year


people in Illinois are injured or die by guns.

Who’s in with us?

We are the largest gun violence prevention coalition in Illinois with more than 200 partners statewide.