Mass shootings in America are a serious problem -- and these 9 charts show just why

Updated 10:06 AM ET, Mon November 6, 2017

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(CNN)There's no one commonly accepted definition of a "mass shooting." But whatever criteria you use, the conclusion's the same: There are more mass shootings in the United States than in any other country in the world.

If you go with the raw numbers ...

According to the Gun Violence Archive, which compiles data from shooting incidents, a "mass shooting" is any incident in which a gunman ...
  • shoots or kills four or more people
  • in the same general time and location
By that definition, according to the Gun Violence Archive, we have seen 307 mass shootings from January 1 to November 5.
That averages to almost 7 mass shootings a week.