In 2016, 242 people died from gun violence in Massachusetts. Fifty-eight percent of all gun deaths in Massachusetts were suicides, and 37% were homicides.*

Additional Information:

Firearm Homicide in Massachusetts

Firearm Suicide in Massachusetts

MA Coalition Extreme Risk Protective Order Fact Sheet

*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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