186
gun deaths in Connecticut
29%
Homicides comprised more than 1/4 of gun deaths
68%
Suicides comprised more than 2/3 of gun deaths
89%
of gun death victims were male
6th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

Nearly 200 Connecticuters died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than three people every week. Suicides were 68% of the gun deaths and homicides were 29%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 3.76 to 4.26
  • 4.27 to 4.77
  • 4.78 to 5.28
  • 5.29 to 5.88
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Connecticut, New Haven County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Hartford County and Litchfield County.

Conversely, Middlesex County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Fairfield County and Tolland County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

54
firearm homicides in 2018
8th
lowest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 1/4 of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

More than half of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

127
firearm suicides in 2018
6th
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 2/3 of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

Nearly 1/3 of suicides were by firearm in 2018.

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 2018, 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, 1999-2018. Available: http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.

Last updated September 2020