424
gun deaths in Kansas, including
33
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
29%
Homicides comprised more than 1/4 of gun deaths
69%
Suicides comprised more than 2/3 of gun deaths
86%
of gun death victims were male
21st
highest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 400 Kansans died by gun violence in 2018, an average of one person every day. Suicides were 69% of the gun deaths and homicides were 29%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 7.16 to 11.86
  • 11.87 to 16.57
  • 16.58 to 21.28
  • 21.29 to 25.89
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Kansas, Wilson County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Wyandotte County and Barton County.

Conversely, Riley County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Johnson County and Douglas County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

123
firearm homicides in 2018, including
13
children and teens
24th
highest 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 3/4 of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

292
firearm suicides in 2018, including
20
children and teens
19th
highest 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

More than half of all suicides were by firearm in 2018.

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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