107
gun deaths in Delaware, including
14
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
43%
Homicides comprised more than two in every five gun deaths
54%
Suicides comprised more than half of gun deaths
85%
of gun death victims were male
17th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 100 people in Delaware died by gun violence in 2018, an average of two people every week. Suicides were 54% of the gun deaths and homicides were 43%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 8.82 to 9.62
  • 9.63 to 10.43
  • 10.44 to 11.23
  • 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

46
firearm homicides in 2018, including
11
children and teens
14th
highest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than two in every five gun deaths were homicides.

Homicide by Method

The majority of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

58
firearm suicides in 2018
10th
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than half of all gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

Half of all 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