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

In 2019, 39,707 people, an average of 108 every day, lost their lives to gun violence. It was the third consecutive year of nearly 40,000 gun deaths, and part of a three-year cluster with a higher gun death rate than any other time in the last two decades. The majority (60%) of gun deaths were suicides and a third of gun deaths were homicides.

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

The majority 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 February 2021