1,680
gun deaths in Georgia, including
144
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
38%
Homicides comprised nearly two in every five gun deaths
59%
Suicides comprised three in five gun deaths
83%
of gun death victims were male
18th
highest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 1,600 Georgians died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than four people every day. Suicides were 59% of the gun deaths and homicides were 38%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 8.26 to 13.66
  • 13.67 to 19.07
  • 19.08 to 24.48
  • 24.49 to 29.96
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Georgia, Seminole County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Crisp County and McDuffie County.

Conversely, Whitfield County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Forsyth County and Fayette County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

644
firearm homicides in 2018, including
91
children and teens
12th
highest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly 2/5 of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

The majority of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

987
firearm suicides in 2018, including
44
children and teens
24th
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly 60% of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

Nearly 2/3 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