821
gun deaths in New York, including
67
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
43%
Homicides comprised more than two in every five gun deaths
54%
Suicides comprised more than half of all gun deaths
89%
of gun death victims were male
4th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 800 New Yorkers died by gun violence in 2018, an average of two people every day. Suicides were 54% of the gun deaths and homicides were 43%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 1.82 to 4.12
  • 4.13 to 6.43
  • 6.44 to 8.74
  • 8.75 to 11.05
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in New York, Lewis County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Wyoming County and Allegany County.

Conversely, New York County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Rockland County and Queens County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

356
firearm homicides in 2018, including
44
children and teens
10th
lowest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 2/5 of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

More than half of all homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

445
firearm suicides in 2018, including
19
children and teens
5th
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than half of all gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

1/4 of 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