Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
14.6 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population (2021)
10.7 per 100,000
11.9 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce firearm-related deaths
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.
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup