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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Florida, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 25.0%1
2002: 26.0%2
2001: 24.5%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Florida, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 40.51%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Florida, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 51.2%5 6
1991/2000: 58.5%
1981/1990: 62.2%

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Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 2,7047
2015: 2,559
2014: 2,4108
2013: 2,442
2012: 2,473
2011: 2,378
2010: 2,268
2009: 2,324
2008: 2,334
2007: 2,272
2006: 2,083
2005: 1,838
2004: 1,890
2003: 1,940
2002: 1,886
2001: 1,816
2000: 1,692
1999: 1,721

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 13.127
2015: 12.62
2014: 12.11
2013: 12.49
2012: 12.78
2011: 12.45
2010: 12.06
2009: 12.46
2008: 12.60
2007: 12.37
2006: 11.47
2005: 10.30
2004: 10.85
2003: 11.41
2002: 11.30
2001: 11.10
2000: 10.59
1999: 10.92

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 2,2457
2015: 2,186
2014: 2,051
2013: 2,030
2012: 2,045

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 22.297
2015: 22.08
2014: 21.09
2013: 21.23
2012: 21.65

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 4597
2015: 373
2014: 359
2013: 412
2012: 428

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 4.357
2015: 3.60
2014: 3.53
2013: 4.12
2012: 4.34

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Florida, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 1,2757
2015: 1,180
2014: 1,140
2013: 1,122
2012: 1,182
2011: 1,143
2010: 1,114
2009: 1,134
2008: 1,300
2007: 1,324
2006: 1,214
2005: 998
2004: 1,032
2003: 1,004
2002: 1,008
2001: 969
2000: 937
1999: 964

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 6.197
2015: 5.82
2014: 5.73
2013: 5.74
2012: 6.12
2011: 5.99
2010: 5.93
2009: 6.08
2008: 7.02
2007: 7.21
2006: 6.68
2005: 5.59
2004: 5.93
2003: 5.90
2002: 6.04
2001: 5.92
2000: 5.86
1999: 6.12

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Florida, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 9957
2015: 939
2014: 896
2013: 875
2012: 922

Rate of Male Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 9.887
2015: 9.48
2014: 9.21
2013: 9.15
2012: 9.76

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Florida, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 2807
2015: 241
2014: 244
2013: 247
2012: 260

Rate of Female Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 2.667
2015: 2.32
2014: 2.40
2013: 2.47
2012: 2.63

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Florida, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 9927
2015: 880
2014: 818
2013: 8168
2012: 8628 9
2011: 817
2010: 767
2009: 804
2008: 886
2007: 935
2006: 803
2005: 631
2004: 647
2003: 660
2002: 635
2001: 573
2000: 467
1999: 545

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 4.817
2015: 4.34
2014: 4.11
2013: 4.17
2012: 4.46
2011: 4.28
2010: 4.088
2009: 4.31
2008: 4.78
2007: 5.09
2006: 4.42
2005: 3.54
2004: 3.72
2003: 3.88
2002: 3.80
2001: 3.50
2000: 2.92
1999: 3.46

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual male firearm homicides total

2016: 8217
2015: 753
2014: 693
2013: 674
2012: 703

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 8.157
2015: 7.60
2014: 7.13
2013: 7.05
2012: 7.44

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual female firearm homicides total

2016: 1717
2015: 127
2014: 125
2013: 142
2012: 159

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.627
2015: 1.22
2014: 1.23
2013: 1.42
2012: 1.61

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Florida, according to the Department of Law Enforcement, annual handgun homicides total

2012: 3579
2011: 390
2010: 389
2009: 412
2008: 456
2007: 506
2006: 450
2005: 321
2004: 341
2003: 396
2002: 392
2001: 339
2000: 366
1999: 347
1998: 392
1995: 4609 10 11

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 1.8412
2011: 2.04
2010: 2.06
2009: 2.21
2008: 2.46
2007: 2.75
2006: 2.48
2005: 1.80
2004: 1.96
2003: 2.33
2002: 2.35
2001: 2.07
2000: 2.28
1999: 2.20
1998: 2.53
1995: 3.16

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual handgun homicides total

2016: 1077
2015: 118
2014: 100
2013: 857 11
2012: 98
2011: 75
2010: 89
2009: 86
2008: 80
2007: 69
2006: 46
2005: 39
2004: 29
2003: 13
2002: 26
2001: 30
2000: 53
1999: 28

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.527
2015: 0.58
2014: 0.50
2013: 0.43
2012: 0.51
2011: 0.39
2010: 0.47
2009: 0.46
2008: 0.43
2007: 0.38
2006: 0.25
2005: 0.22
2004: 0.17
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.16
2001: 0.18
2000: 0.33
1999: 0.18

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male handgun homicides total

2016: 887
2015: 98
2014: 81
2013: 67
2012: 83

Rate of Male Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.877
2015: 0.99
2014: 0.83
2013: 0.70
2012: 0.88

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female handgun homicides total

2016: 197
2015: 20
2014: 19
2013: 18
2012: 15

Rate of Female Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0.19
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Long Gun Homicides

In Florida, according to figures13 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

1995: 5410 11

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

In Florida, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

1995: 0.3712

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual long gun homicides total

2016: 267
2015: 15
2014: 28
2013: 18
2012: 35
2011: 34
2010: 31
2009: 48
2008: 44
2007: 32
2006: 31
2005: 28
2004: 31
2003: 20
2002: 26
2001: 31
2000: 25
1999: 22

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.157
2015: 0
2014: 0.17
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.18
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.16
2009: 0.26
2008: 0.24
2007: 0.17
2006: 0.17
2005: 0.16
2004: 0.18
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.16
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.14

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male long gun homicides total

2016: 267
2015: 15
2014: 28
2013: 18
2012: 22

Rate of Male Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.267
2015: 0
2014: 0.29
2013: 0
2012: 0.23

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female long gun homicides total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 13

Rate of Female Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Florida, according to figures from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, annual firearm homicides (other) total

2012: 3649
2011: 301
2010: 280
2009: 283
2008: 324
2007: 319
2006: 290
2005: 200
2004: 214
2003: 190
2002: 160
2001: 163
2000: 133
1999: 113
1998: 197
1995: 2279 10 11

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, according to figures from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2012: 1.8812
2011: 1.58
2010: 1.49
2009: 1.52
2008: 1.75
2007: 1.74
2006: 1.60
2005: 1.12
2004: 1.23
2003: 1.12
2002: 0.96
2001: 1.00
2000: 0.83
1999: 0.72
1998: 1.27
1995: 1.56

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual firearm homicides (other) total

2016: 8547
2015: 745
2014: 685
2013: 7087 11
2012: 729
2011: 708
2010: 647
2009: 670
2008: 762
2007: 834
2006: 726
2005: 564
2004: 587
2003: 627
2002: 583
2001: 512
2000: 389
1999: 495

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 4.147
2015: 3.68
2014: 3.44
2013: 3.62
2012: 3.77
2011: 3.72
2010: 3.44
2009: 3.59
2008: 4.11
2007: 4.54
2006: 4.00
2005: 3.16
2004: 3.37
2003: 3.69
2002: 3.49
2001: 3.13
2000: 2.43
1999: 3.14

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male firearm homicides (other) total

2016: 7077
2015: 640
2014: 584
2013: 589
2012: 598

Rate of Male Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 7.027
2015: 6.46
2014: 6.01
2013: 6.16
2012: 6.33

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female firearm homicides (other) total

2016: 1477
2015: 105
2014: 101
2013: 119
2012: 131

Rate of Female Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Florida, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.397
2015: 1.01
2014: 0.99
2013: 1.19
2012: 1.33

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Florida, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 3,1377
2015: 3,200
2014: 3,029
2013: 2,918
2012: 2,998
2011: 2,880
2010: 2,789
2009: 2,858
2008: 2,740
2007: 2,587
2006: 2,440
2005: 2,347
2004: 2,389
2003: 2,297
2002: 2,338
2001: 2,314
2000: 2,086
1999: 2,029

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 15.227
2015: 15.79
2014: 15.23
2013: 14.92
2012: 15.52
2011: 15.09
2010: 14.83
2009: 15.32
2008: 14.79
2007: 14.08
2006: 13.43
2005: 13.15
2004: 13.72
2003: 13.51
2002: 14.01
2001: 14.15
2000: 13.05
1999: 12.87

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Florida, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 2,3527
2015: 2,440
2014: 2,323
2013: 2,229
2012: 2,259

Rate of Male Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 23.367
2015: 24.64
2014: 23.89
2013: 23.31
2012: 23.91

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Florida, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 7857
2015: 760
2014: 706
2013: 689
2012: 739

Rate of Female Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 7.457
2015: 7.33
2014: 6.94
2013: 6.90
2012: 7.49

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Florida, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 1,6727
2015: 1,630
2014: 1,538
2013: 1,5668
2012: 1,550
2011: 1,490
2010: 1,454
2009: 1,472
2008: 1,397
2007: 1,284
2006: 1,227
2005: 1,163
2004: 1,197
2003: 1,242
2002: 1,205
2001: 1,197
2000: 1,186
1999: 1,136

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 8.117
2015: 8.04
2014: 7.73
2013: 8.01
2012: 8.02
2011: 7.81
2010: 7.73
2009: 7.89
2008: 7.54
2007: 6.99
2006: 6.75
2005: 6.52
2004: 6.87
2003: 7.30
2002: 7.22
2001: 7.32
2000: 7.42
1999: 7.21

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual male firearm suicides total

2016: 1,3947
2015: 1,389
2014: 1,312
2013: 1,303
2012: 1,291

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 13.847
2015: 14.03
2014: 13.49
2013: 13.63
2012: 13.66

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual female firearm suicides total

2016: 2787
2015: 241
2014: 226
2013: 263
2012: 259

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 2.647
2015: 2.32
2014: 2.22
2013: 2.63
2012: 2.62

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Florida, annual handgun suicides total

2016: 4827
2015: 463
2014: 400
2013: 3997
2012: 364
2011: 325
2010: 318
2009: 322
2008: 313
2007: 278
2006: 224
2005: 207
2004: 213
2003: 198
2002: 193
2001: 210
2000: 190
1999: 133

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 2.347
2015: 2.28
2014: 2.01
2013: 2.04
2012: 1.88
2011: 1.71
2010: 1.69
2009: 1.73
2008: 1.69
2007: 1.51
2006: 1.23
2005: 1.16
2004: 1.22
2003: 1.16
2002: 1.16
2001: 1.28
2000: 1.19
1999: 0.84

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual male handgun suicides total

2016: 3957
2015: 397
2014: 327
2013: 314
2012: 295

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 3.927
2015: 4.01
2014: 3.36
2013: 3.28
2012: 3.12

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual female handgun suicides total

2016: 877
2015: 66
2014: 73
2013: 85
2012: 69

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.837
2015: 0.64
2014: 0.72
2013: 0.85
2012: 0.70

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Florida, the number of long gun suicides is

2016: 1687
2015: 150
2014: 147
2013: 155
2012: 175
2011: 167
2010: 143
2009: 156
2008: 181
2007: 134
2006: 147
2005: 121
2004: 128
2003: 115
2002: 126
2001: 147
2000: 129
1999: 139

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.827
2015: 0.74
2014: 0.74
2013: 0.84
2012: 0.91
2011: 0.88
2010: 0.76
2009: 0.84
2008: 0.98
2007: 0.73
2006: 0.81
2005: 0.68
2004: 0.73
2003: 0.68
2002: 0.75
2001: 0.90
2000: 0.81
1999: 0.88

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual male long gun suicides total

2016: 1567
2015: 139
2014: 137
2013: 155
2012: 165

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.557
2015: 1.40
2014: 1.41
2013: 1.62
2012: 1.75

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual female long gun suicides total

2016: 127
2015: 11
2014: 10
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 10

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Florida, annual gun suicides (other) total

2016: 1,0227
2015: 1,017
2014: 991
2013: 1,0037
2012: 1,011
2011: 998
2010: 993
2009: 994
2008: 903
2007: 872
2006: 856
2005: 835
2004: 856
2003: 929
2002: 886
2001: 840
2000: 867
1999: 864

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 4.967
2015: 5.02
2014: 4.98
2013: 5.13
2012: 5.23
2011: 5.24
2010: 5.28
2009: 5.33
2008: 4.87
2007: 4.75
2006: 4.71
2005: 4.68
2004: 4.92
2003: 5.46
2002: 5.31
2001: 5.14
2000: 5.42
1999: 5.48

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2016: 8437
2015: 853
2014: 848
2013: 834
2012: 831

Rate of Male Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of male gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 8.377
2015: 8.61
2014: 8.72
2013: 8.72
2012: 8.80

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Florida, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2016: 1797
2015: 164
2014: 143
2013: 169
2012: 180

Rate of Female Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of female gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.707
2015: 1.58
2014: 1.41
2013: 1.69
2012: 1.82

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 25
2014: 23
2013: 19
2012: 17
2011: 30
2010: 15
2009: 23
2008: 21
2007: 16
2006: 25
2005: 23
2004: 21
2003: 27
2002: 26
2001: 23
2000: 13
1999: 14

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0.15
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.16
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.11
2007: 0.09
2006: 0.14
2005: 0.13
2004: 0.12
2003: 0.16
2002: 0.16
2001: 0.14
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.09

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2016: 07
2015: 25
2014: 23
2013: 19
2012: 17

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0.25
2014: 0.24
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 21
2014: 16
2013: 13
2012: 12
2011: 19
2010: 11
2009: 13
2008: 12
2007: 13
2006: 17
2005: 15
2004: 14
2003: 21
2002: 15
2001: 11
2000: 13
1999: 11

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0.12
2014: 0.10
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 07
2015: 21
2014: 16
2013: 13
2012: 12

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0.21
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Florida, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 107
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 12
2011: 18
2010: 15
2008: 12
2007: 16
2006: 10
2005: 7
2004: 14
2003: 3
2002: 8
2001: 14
2000: 11
1999: 14

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.08
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.09
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.09

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 107
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 12

Rate of Male Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause male handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual female deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause female handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual male deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Male Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause male long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual female deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause female long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 107
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 10
2011: 15
2010: 12
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 10
2007: 13
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 11
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 11
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 107
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 10

Rate of Male Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause male gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Florida, annual female deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Female Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Florida, the annual rate of unknown-cause female gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Florida, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2016: 127
2015: 16
2014: 21
2013: 26
2012: 22
2011: 0 (suppressed)15
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)16
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)17
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)
1998: 0 (suppressed)
1997: 0 (suppressed)
1996: 11
1995: 10

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Florida at a rate of 14.218 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Florida ranked at No. 2918 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Florida is categorised as permissive19

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Florida includes the Florida Statutes 2013 and the Constitution of Florida 196820

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Florida are regulated by the State of Florida21 22 23

Right to Possess Firearms

In Florida, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,24 as limited by federal law25 and state law26 22 23

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Florida, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, unless manufactured prior to 19 May 1986,27 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,28 .50 calibre rifles29 and large capacity ammunition magazines30 22 23

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Florida, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited with only narrow exemptions27 31 22 23

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Florida, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence28 22 23

Regulation of Handguns

In Florida, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence32 22 23

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Florida, non-prohibited persons of minimum age32 33 22 23 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Florida is 18 years34 22 23

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Florida stipulates35 22 23 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Florida, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for a permit to carry a hidden handgun36 22 23

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Florida, the law does not require (registration prohibited)37 22 23 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Florida, licensed firearm dealers are required (for handguns and secondhand dealers)38 22 23 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Florida, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted39 22 23

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Florida, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful40 22 23

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Florida is not obliged41 39 22 23 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Florida is obliged41 22 23 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Florida, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited42 22 23

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Florida is reported to be

2015: 7,50743
2014: 7,63444
2013: 7,49445
2012: 6,95146
2011: 6,37447

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Florida, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 3 days (handguns)48 22 23

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Florida, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated49 22 23 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Florida include50 22 23 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Florida do not include51 22 23 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Florida include52 50 22 23 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Florida, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law53 54 55 56 22 23

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Florida, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not57 22 23 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Florida, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited58 22 23

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Florida, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit36 22 23

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Florida, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,36 59 22 23 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Florida, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (by mutual agreement)36 22 23 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Florida, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt36 22 23 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Florida, private guns are prohibited in places of nuisance, police stations, detention facilities, prisons, jails, courtrooms, polling places, state buildings, bars and restaurants, airports, mental health institutes, pharmacies60 52 and schools61 22 23

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Florida as ‘F’62

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Florida on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 363
2010: 564
2009: 665
2008: 666
2007: 867

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Florida at No. 1768 among 50 US States


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