550
gun deaths in Nevada, including
43
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
29%
Homicides comprised more than 1/4 of gun deaths
67%
Suicides comprised 2/3 of gun deaths
82%
of gun death victims were male
10th
highest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

In 2018, 550 Nevadans died by gun violence, an average of more than one person every day. Suicides were 67% of the gun deaths and homicides were 29%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 14.17 to 17.37
  • 17.38 to 20.58
  • 20.59 to 23.79
  • 23.80 to 26.91
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Nevada, Humboldt County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Elko County and Lyon County.

Conversely, Douglas County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Clark County and Washoe County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

158
firearm homicides in 2018, including
22
children and teens
15th
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

70% of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

367
firearm suicides in 2018, including
18
children and teens
7th
highest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

2/3 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