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Civilian Guns

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

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

2004: 10.0%1
2002: 9.7%2
2001: 8.7%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2004: 11.59%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

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

2001/2010: 20.3%5 6
1991/2000: 26.9%
1981/1990: 30.3%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hawaii, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 407
2013: 38
2012: 51
2011: 49
2010: 45
2009: 47
2008: 41
2007: 36
2006: 33
2005: 28
2004: 41
2003: 37
2002: 36
2001: 47
2000: 52
1999: 42

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2014: 2.827
2013: 2.70
2012: 3.66
2011: 3.56
2010: 3.31
2009: 3.49
2008: 3.08
2007: 2.74
2006: 2.52
2005: 2.17
2004: 3.22
2003: 2.96
2002: 2.90
2001: 3.83
2000: 4.29
1999: 3.47

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Hawaii, annual homicides by any means total

2013: 337
2012: 22
2011: 18
2010: 24
2009: 23
2008: 28
2007: 24
2006: 28
2005: 25
2004: 31
2003: 20
2002: 38
2001: 34
2000: 35
1999: 38

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

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

2013: 2.357
2012: 1.58
2011: 1.31
2010: 1.76
2009: 1.71
2008: 2.10
2007: 1.82
2006: 2.14
2005: 1.93
2004: 2.43
2003: 1.60
2002: 3.07
2001: 2.77
2000: 2.89
1999: 3.14

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Hawaii, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 10
2008: 11
2007: 7
2006: 9
2005: 5
2004: 8
2003: 10
2002: 15
2001: 9
2000: 9
1999: 19

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.74
2008: 0.83
2007: 0.53
2006: 0.69
2005: 0.39
2004: 0.63
2003: 0.80
2002: 1.21
2001: 0.73
2000: 0.74
1999: 1.57

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures8 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 19 10
2012: 3
2011: 0
2010: 6
2009: 4
2008: 7
2007: 3
2006: 5
2005: 0
2004: 3
2003: 4
2002: 6
2001: 5
2000: 4
1999: 20
1998: 4
1997: 10
1996: 10
1995: 19

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures11 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.0712
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.44
2009: 0.30
2008: 0.53
2007: 0.23
2006: 0.38
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.24
2003: 0.32
2002: 0.48
2001: 0.41
2000: 0.33
1999: 1.65
1998: 0.33
1997: 0.83
1996: 0.83
1995: 1.59

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures8 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
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 Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures11 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 49 10
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 3
2008: 3
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 1
2004: 2
2003: 4
2002: 4
2001: 2
2000: 3
1999: 1
1998: 2
1997: 3
1996: 5
1995: 6

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.0012
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.22
2008: 0.23
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.16
2003: 0.32
2002: 0.32
2001: 0.16
2000: 0.25
1999: 0.08
1998: 0.16
1997: 0.25
1996: 0.42
1995: 0.50

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures14 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
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 Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures15 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 19 10
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 0
2006: 2
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 0
1999: 1
1997: 2
1996: 1

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

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.0712
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.00
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.00
1999: 0.08
1997: 0.17
1996: 0.08

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures16 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 10
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 13
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 18

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

ChartIn Hawaii, according to figures17 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Hawaii, annual suicides by any means total

2013: 1717
2012: 190
2011: 181
2010: 207
2009: 175
2008: 133
2007: 133
2006: 120
2005: 107
2004: 116
2003: 131
2002: 120
2001: 136
2000: 137
1999: 136

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

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

2013: 12.187
2012: 13.67
2011: 13.15
2010: 15.22
2009: 12.99
2008: 9.98
2007: 10.11
2006: 9.16
2005: 8.28
2004: 9.11
2003: 10.47
2002: 9.68
2001: 11.09
2000: 11.31
1999: 11.24

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Hawaii, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 287
2012: 43
2011: 42
2010: 37
2009: 36
2008: 28
2007: 27
2006: 21
2005: 22
2004: 31
2003: 24
2002: 21
2001: 31
2000: 37
1999: 23

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 1.997
2012: 3.09
2011: 3.05
2010: 2.72
2009: 2.67
2008: 2.10
2007: 2.05
2006: 1.60
2005: 1.70
2004: 2.43
2003: 1.92
2002: 1.69
2001: 2.53
2000: 3.05
1999: 1.90

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Hawaii, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Hawaii, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Hawaii, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 2313
2012: 39
2011: 33
2010: 33
2009: 31
2008: 27
2007: 26
2006: 16
2005: 21
2004: 26
2003: 22
2002: 20
2001: 25
2000: 28
1999: 22

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

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

2013: 1.6413
2012: 2.80
2011: 2.40
2010: 2.43
2009: 2.30
2008: 2.03
2007: 1.98
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 1.62
2004: 2.04
2003: 1.76
2002: 1.61
2001: 2.04
2000: 2.31
1999: 1.82

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hawaii, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 2
2006: 2
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 1
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 1
2000: 4
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.15
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.08
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.08
2000: 0.33
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Hawaii, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Hawaii, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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 Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hawaii, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Hawaii, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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 Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

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: 1
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 1
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 3
2000: 1
1999: 0 (suppressed)

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

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

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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: 0.08
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.08
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.24
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Hawaii, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Hawaii, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
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 Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
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)

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Hawaii, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 318
2010: 2
2009: 0
2008: 119
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 0
2004: 2
2003: 3
2002: 11
2001: 020
2000: 1
1999: 1
1998: 5
1997: 3
1996: 3
1995: 2

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 Hawaii at a rate of 2.321 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Hawaii ranked at No. 5021 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 Hawaii is categorised as restrictive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Hawaii includes the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Constitution of Hawaii 197823

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Hawaii are regulated by the local and state governments (as long as local regulations do not conflict with State law)24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Hawaii, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Hawaii, civilians are not allowed to possess assault pistols30 and large capacity ammunition magazines,31 but civilians are allowed to possess other types of assault weapons,30 machine guns32 and .50 calibre rifles33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Hawaii, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration34 32 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Hawaii, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is prohibited (assault pistols)30 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Hawaii, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence,35 36 except for assault pistols30 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Hawaii, non-prohibited persons of minimum age36 and with a licence35 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Hawaii is 21 years, but 16 years for shotguns and rifles37 25 26

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Hawaii must pass a background check which considers criminal, addiction, mental health and restraining order36 35 25 26 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Hawaii does not stipulate (restraining and protective order only)38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Hawaii, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for handguns35 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Hawaii, the law requires39 25 26 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 Hawaii, licensed firearm dealers are not required40 25 26 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 Hawaii, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited without a permit to acquire41 35 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Hawaii, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful42 35 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Hawaii is obliged41 35 43 25 26 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 Hawaii is obliged43 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Hawaii, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited44 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

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

2015: 28845
2014: 30046
2013: 30847
2012: 27848
2011: 25449

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Hawaii, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 14 days50 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Hawaii, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated51 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Hawaii include (handguns only)35 52 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Hawaii do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Although regulations in Hawaii do not include52 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit, US federal law does apply54

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Hawaii, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law55 56 57 58 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Hawaii, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not59 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Hawaii, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit for handguns and long guns60 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Hawaii, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit61 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Hawaii, local licensing authorities "may issue", with room for discretion,61 62 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Hawaii, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are not granted61 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Hawaii, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt63 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Hawaii, private guns are prohibited in aircraft,64 schools (for pupils)65 and public highways (with few exceptions)66 25 26

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 Hawaii as ‘B+’67

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

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

2011: 5068
2010: 5069
2009: 4270
2008: 4371
2007: 4372

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Hawaii at No. 273 among 50 US States


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