397
gun deaths in Utah, including
47
children and teens
(ages 0-19)
9%
Homicides comprised 9% of gun deaths
85%
Suicides comprised the majority of gun deaths
86%
of gun death victims were male
25th
highest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

Nearly 400 people in Utah died by gun violence in 2018, an average of one person every day. Suicides were 85% of the gun deaths and homicides were 9%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 7.27 to 13.37
  • 13.38 to 19.48
  • 19.49 to 25.59
  • 25.60 to 31.79
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Utah, Kane County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Sevier County and Carbon County.

Conversely, Cache County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Summit County and Davis County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

34
firearm homicides in 2018
1st
lowest firearm homicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

Nearly 10% of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

Half of all homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

339
firearm suicides in 2018, including
36
children and teens
9th
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.

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