89
gun deaths in North Dakota
15%
Homicides comprised 15% of gun deaths
84%
Suicides comprised the majority of gun deaths
84%
of gun death victims were male
16th
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

Nearly 100 people in North Dakota died by gun violence in 2018, an average of nearly two people every week. Suicides were 84% of the gun deaths and homicides were 15%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 7.27 to 10.37
  • 10.38 to 13.48
  • 13.49 to 16.59
  • 16.60 to 19.59
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in North Dakota, Rolette County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Walsh County and Williams County.

Conversely, Cass County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Grand Forks County and Burleigh County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

13
firearm homicides in 2018

Gun Deaths by Intent

15% of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

2/3 of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

75
firearm suicides in 2018
20th
highest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

The majority of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

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