93
gun deaths in Delaware, including
10
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
48%
Homicides comprised nearly half of all gun deaths
48%
Suicides comprised nearly half of all gun deaths
87%
of gun death victims were male
11th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2019

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2019

Nearly 100 people in Delaware died by gun violence in 2019, an average of two people every week. Suicides were 48% of the gun deaths and homicides were 48%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 8.50 to 9.50
  • 9.51 to 10.51
  • 10.52 to 11.44
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Delaware, New Castle County had the highest gun death rate.

Conversely, Sussex County had the lowest gun death rate.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

45
firearm homicides in 2019
17th
highest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly half of all gun deaths were homicides.

Homicide by Method

The majority of homicides were by firearms in 2019.

FIREARM SUICIDES

45
firearm homicides in 2019
10th
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly half of all gun deaths were suicides in 2019.

Suicide by Method

More than 2/5 of 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