Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
11.9 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population (2019)

Target:
10.7 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
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

Summary

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.