183
gun deaths in Nebraska, including
13
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
14%
Homicides comprised 14% of gun deaths
79%
Suicides comprised the majority of gun deaths
89%
of gun death victims were male
10th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

Nearly 200 Nebraskans died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than three people every week. Suicides were 79% of the gun deaths and homicides were 14%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 6.23 to 7.93
  • 7.94 to 9.64
  • 9.65 to 11.35
  • 11.36 to 12.91
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Nebraska, Gage County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Saunders County and Lincoln County.

Conversely, Sarpy County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Lancaster County and Dodge County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

25
firearm homicides in 2018
4th
lowest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly 15% of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

More than 70% of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

145
firearm suicides in 2018
13th
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 3/4 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