155
gun deaths in New Hampshire
8%
Homicides comprised 8% of gun deaths
87%
Suicides comprised the majority of gun deaths
86%
of gun death victims were male
14th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 150 People in New Hampshire died by gun violence in 2018, an average of three people every week. Suicides were 87% of the gun deaths and homicides were 8%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 6.62 to 9.12
  • 9.13 to 11.63
  • 11.64 to 14.14
  • 14.15 to 16.68
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in New Hampshire, Coos County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Sullivan County and Carroll County.

Conversely, Rockingham County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Strafford County and Merrimack County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

13
firearm homicides in 2018

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly 10% of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

3/5 of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

135
firearm suicides in 2018
25th
highest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

The majority of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

Nearly half of all suicides were with 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