3,522
gun deaths in Texas, including
343
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
33%
Homicides comprised 1/3 of gun deaths
64%
Suicides comprised nearly 2/3 of gun deaths
84%
of gun death victims were male
21st
lowest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 3,500 Texans died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than nine people every day. Suicides were 64% of the gun deaths and homicides were 33%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 4.41 to 10.01
  • 10.02 to 15.62
  • 15.63 to 21.23
  • 21.24 to 26.84
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Texas, Cass County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Duval County and Newton County.

Conversely, Maverick County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Cameron County and Webb County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

1,145
firearm homicides in 2018, including
177
children and teens
17th
lowest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

1/3 of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

Nearly 3/4 of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

2,263
firearm suicides in 2018, including
143
children and teens
21st
lowest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly 2/3 of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

Nearly 3/5 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