846
gun deaths in Colorado, including
74
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
19%
Homicides comprised one in every five gun deaths
76%
Suicides comprised the majority of gun deaths
84%
of gun death victims were male
19th
highest gun death rate in the country in 2019

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2019

Nearly 900 Coloradans died by gun violence in 2019, an average of two people every day. Suicides were 76% of the gun deaths and homicides were 19%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 8.80 to 14.20
  • 14.21 to 19.61
  • 19.62 to 25.02
  • 25.03 to 30.31
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Colorado, Park County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Huerfano County and Las Animas County.

Conversely, Boulder County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Eagle County and Douglas County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

164
firearm homicides in 2019, including
28
children and teens
14th
lowest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly 1 in 5 gun deaths were homicides in 2019.

Homicide by Method

2/3 of homicides were by firearm in 2019.

FIREARM SUICIDES

647
firearm suicides in 2019, including
43
children and teens
10th
highest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 3/4 of gun deaths were suicides in 2019.

Suicide by Method

Half of all suicides were by firearm in 2019.

Resources

Additional Information

Notes

  • All rates listed are age-adjusted in order to allow for accurate comparisons between populations with different age distributions.
  • All data is from 2019, the most recent year of data available, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, 1999-2019. Available: http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.

Last updated January 2021