Status: Baseline only


Reduce firearm-related deaths

Baseline: 11.9 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 10.7 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement


Firearm-related injuries are a major cause of death in the United States, including deaths from homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries. There are disparities in firearm-related deaths by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Comprehensive state- and community-level prevention strategies are critical for reducing the risk for violence that leads to firearm-related deaths.