977
gun deaths in Indiana, including
105
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
37%
Homicides comprised nearly two in every five gun deaths
60%
Suicides comprised three in five gun deaths
82%
of gun death victims were male
22nd
highest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

Nearly 1,000 people in Indiana died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than two people every day. Suicides were 60% of the gun deaths and homicides were 37%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 5.97 to 9.97
  • 9.98 to 13.98
  • 13.99 to 17.99
  • 18.00 to 21.91
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Indiana, Pike County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Marion County and Lake County.

Conversely, Hamilton County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Miami County and Wabash County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

364
firearm homicides in 2018, including
59
children and teens
13th
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

Nearly 3/4 of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

588
firearm suicides in 2018, including
41
children and teens
23rd
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

3/5 of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

More than 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