Reduce firearm-related deaths — IVP‑13

Status: Getting worse

Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
14.2 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population (2022) *

10.7 per 100,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

11.9 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce firearm-related deaths

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.