39,707
gun deaths in the United States, including
3,390
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
60%
Suicides comprised three in five gun deaths
36%
Homicides comprised 1/3 of gun deaths
86%
of gun death victims were male

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2019

Nearly 40,000 Americans died by gun violence in 2019, an average of 108 people every day. Suicides were 60% of the gun deaths and homicides were 36%.

Number of deaths

FIREARM HOMICIDES

14,414
firearm homicides in 2019, including
2,023
children and teens

Gun Deaths by Intent

More than 1/3 of gun deaths were homicides in 2019.

Homicide by Method

3/4 of homicides were committed with firearms in 2019.

FIREARM SUICIDES

23,941
firearm suicides in 2019, including
1,167
children and teens

Gun Deaths by Intent

3/5 of gun deaths were suicides in 2019.

Suicide by Method

Half of all suicides were by firearm in 2019.

Last updated December 2020