1,310
gun deaths in Michigan, including
96
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
37%
Homicides comprised nearly two in five gun deaths
62%
Suicides comprised three in five gun deaths
86%
of gun death victims were male
25th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 1,300 people in Michigan died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than three people every day. Suicides were 62% of gun deaths and homicides were 37%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 4.38 to 8.98
  • 8.99 to 13.59
  • 13.60 to 18.20
  • 18.21 to 22.60
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Michigan, Wayne County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Genesee County and Montmorency County.

Conversely, Ottawa County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Washtenaw County and Clinton County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

479
firearm homicides in 2018, including
46
children and teens
16th
highest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 1/3 of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

Nearly 80% of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

806
firearm suicides in 2018, including
47
children and teens
18th
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 3/5 of 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