124
gun deaths in Wyoming
10%
Homicides comprised 10% of gun deaths
87%
Suicides comprised the majority of gun deaths
78%
of gun death victims were male
3rd
highest gun death rate in the country in 2018

GUN DEATHS BY INTENT, 2018

More than 100 Wyomingites died by gun violence in 2018, an average of more than two people every week. Suicides were 87% of the gun deaths and homicides were 10%.

Number of deaths

County Variations

Age-adjusted gun death rate per 100,000

  • 11.45 to 17.25
  • 17.26 to 23.06
  • 23.07 to 28.87
  • 28.88 to 34.53
  • Suppressed /
    Unreliable

Among the counties in Wyoming, Platte County had the highest gun death rate, followed by Converse County and Sublette County.

Conversely, Albany County had the lowest gun death rate, followed by Lincoln County and Campbell County.

FIREARM HOMICIDES

13
firearm homicides in 2018

Gun Deaths by Intent

10% of gun deaths were homicides in 2018.

Homicide by Method

More than half of homicides were committed with firearms in 2018.

FIREARM SUICIDES

108
firearm suicides in 2018
1st
highest firearm suicide rate in the U.S.

Gun Deaths by Intent

The majority of gun deaths were suicides in 2018.

Suicide by Method

Nearly 3/4 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