39,740
gun deaths in the United States, including
3,342
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
61%
Suicides comprised three in five gun deaths
35%
Homicides comprised 1/3 of gun deaths
85%
of gun death victims were male

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

Nearly 40,000 Americans died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than 100 people every day. Suicides were 61% of the gun deaths and homicides were 35%.

Number of deaths

FIREARM HOMICIDES

13,958
firearm homicides in 2018, including
1,831
children and teens

Gun Deaths by Intent

1/3 of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

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

FIREARM SUICIDES

24,432
firearm suicides in 2018, including
1,297
children and teens

Gun Deaths by Intent

3/5 of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

Half of all suicides were by firearm in 2018.

Last updated September 2020