A comprehensive database of gun-related deaths involving police and the public
The Axon Public Safety Gun Fatality Database is published in collaboration with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), an independent non-profit research firm. Data collection began in 2022, the same year Axon launched its moonshot goal to cut gun-related deaths between police and the public in half by 2033.
The Axon Public Safety Gun Fatality Database provides a comprehensive view of gunfire fatalities between police and the public in the United States, including the deaths of both civilians and law enforcement officers. The goal is to provide an impartial view of relevant information available on each incident, so that law enforcement, government and community leaders, members of the private sector, academia, media, and the general public can reference and use the database. The more we can collectively learn from these unfortunate and devastating encounters, the better we will be at developing solutions to keep them from happening — whether through technology, training, policy, or shared understanding and trust. Ultimately, the goal is to protect life.