In 2016, 1,415 people died from gun violence in Illinois. Thirty-four percent of all gun deaths in Illinois were suicides, and 63% were homicides. Illinois had the 7th lowest firearm suicide rate and the 7th highest firearm homicide rate.*


Additional Information:

Firearm Homicide in Illinois

Firearm Suicide in Illinois

Report: Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for Illinois


*Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC. Firearm Deaths and
Rates per 100,000. Fatal Injury Reports, 1999-2016. Available:

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