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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

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

2004: 43.0%1
2002: 44.3%2
2001: 44.4%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2004: 35.78%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

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

2001/2010: 47.3%5 6
1991/2000: 54.1%
1981/1990: 51.1%

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Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 6647
2015: 613
2014: 4878
2013: 570
2012: 483
2011: 445
2010: 501
2009: 457
2008: 443
2007: 488
2006: 424
2005: 474
2004: 413
2003: 468
2002: 446
2001: 475
2000: 432
1999: 448

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2016: 11.497
2015: 10.62
2014: 8.46
2013: 9.93
2012: 8.43
2011: 7.80
2010: 8.81
2009: 8.06
2008: 7.85
2007: 8.70
2006: 7.60
2005: 8.55
2004: 7.49
2003: 8.54
2002: 8.19
2001: 8.79
2000: 8.05
1999: 8.40

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 5807
2015: 543
2014: 423
2013: 507
2012: 440

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 20.187
2015: 18.94
2014: 14.79
2013: 17.78
2012: 15.48

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 847
2015: 70
2014: 64
2013: 63
2012: 43

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 2.897
2015: 2.41
2014: 2.21
2013: 2.18
2012: 1.49

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 2537
2015: 235
2014: 165
2013: 174
2012: 186
2011: 148
2010: 159
2009: 162
2008: 153
2007: 202
2006: 194
2005: 236
2004: 151
2003: 195
2002: 191
2001: 214
2000: 174
1999: 202

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

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

2016: 4.387
2015: 4.07
2014: 2.87
2013: 3.03
2012: 3.25
2011: 2.59
2010: 2.80
2009: 2.86
2008: 2.71
2007: 3.60
2006: 3.48
2005: 4.26
2004: 2.74
2003: 3.56
2002: 3.51
2001: 3.96
2000: 3.24
1999: 3.79

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 1827
2015: 189
2014: 125
2013: 129
2012: 143

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

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

2016: 6.337
2015: 6.59
2014: 4.37
2013: 4.52
2012: 5.03

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 717
2015: 46
2014: 40
2013: 45
2012: 43

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

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

2016: 2.447
2015: 1.58
2014: 1.38
2013: 1.56
2012: 1.49

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 1887
2015: 175
2014: 121
2013: 1158
2012: 126
2011: 86
2010: 106
2009: 103
2008: 81
2007: 132
2006: 110
2005: 159
2004: 93
2003: 140
2002: 122
2001: 134
2000: 112
1999: 128

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 3.257
2015: 3.03
2014: 2.10
2013: 2.008
2012: 2.20
2011: 1.51
2010: 1.86
2009: 1.82
2008: 1.44
2007: 2.35
2006: 1.97
2005: 2.87
2004: 1.69
2003: 2.56
2002: 2.24
2001: 2.48
2000: 2.09
1999: 2.40

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male firearm homicides total

2016: 1527
2015: 148
2014: 97
2013: 93
2012: 108

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 5.297
2015: 5.16
2014: 3.39
2013: 3.26
2012: 3.80

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female firearm homicides total

2016: 367
2015: 27
2014: 24
2013: 22
2012: 18

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.247
2015: 0.93
2014: 0.83
2013: 0.76
2012: 0

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Wisconsin, according to figures9 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 7210 11
2012: 85
2011: 60
2010: 63
2009: 65
2008: 51
2007: 86
2006: 72
2005: 63
2004: 54
2003: 85
2002: 63
2001: 99
2000: 95
1999: 117
1997: 73
1996: 98
1995: 92

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Wisconsin, according to figures12 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.2513
2012: 1.48
2011: 1.05
2010: 1.11
2009: 1.15
2008: 0.90
2007: 1.53
2006: 1.29
2005: 1.14
2004: 0.98
2003: 1.55
2002: 1.16
2001: 1.83
2000: 1.77
1999: 2.19
1997: 1.39
1996: 1.87
1995: 1.77

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

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

2016: 597
2015: 62
2014: 24
2013: 247 11
2012: 37
2011: 17
2010: 51
2009: 64
2008: 42
2007: 98
2006: 86
2005: 101
2004: 65
2003: 96
2002: 95
2001: 99
2000: 80
1999: 107

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

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

2016: 1.027
2015: 1.07
2014: 0.56
2013: 0.42
2012: 0.79
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.90
2009: 1.13
2008: 0.74
2007: 1.75
2006: 1.54
2005: 1.82
2004: 1.18
2003: 1.75
2002: 1.74
2001: 1.83
2000: 1.49
1999: 2.01

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2016: 397
2015: 52
2014: 24
2013: 14
2012: 37

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

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

2016: 1.367
2015: 1.81
2014: 0.84
2013: 0
2012: 1.30

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2016: 207
2015: 10
2014: 0
2013: 10
2012: 0

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

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

2016: 0.697
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Long Gun Homicides

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

2013: 1210 11
2012: 6
2011: 10
2010: 11
2009: 12
2008: 10
2007: 14
2006: 6
2005: 15
2004: 13
2003: 14
2002: 18
2001: 18
2000: 11
1999: 7
1997: 9
1996: 8
1995: 11

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.2113
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.19
2009: 0.21
2008: 0.18
2007: 0.25
2006: 0.11
2005: 0.27
2004: 0.24
2003: 0.26
2002: 0.33
2001: 0.33
2000: 0.20
1999: 0.13
1997: 0.17
1996: 0.15
1995: 0.21

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

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

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 13
2009: 15
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 16
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 23
2004: 13
2003: 21
2002: 13
2001: 20
2000: 13
1999: 0 (suppressed)

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

ChartIn Wisconsin, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of long gun homicide 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: 0.41
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.38
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.37
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

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

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

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

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

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

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

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

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

2013: 1910 11
2012: 17
2011: 10
2010: 23
2009: 18
2008: 19
2007: 21
2006: 17
2005: 54
2004: 32
2003: 27
2002: 27
2001: 7
2000: 4
1999: 2
1997: 3
1996: 2
1995: 4

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

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

2013: 0.3313
2012: 0.30
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.40
2009: 0.32
2008: 0.34
2007: 0.37
2006: 0.30
2005: 0.97
2004: 0.58
2003: 0.49
2002: 0.50
2001: 0.13
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.04
1997: 0.06
1996: 0.04
1995: 0.08

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

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

2016: 1157
2015: 100
2014: 80
2013: 70
2012: 68
2011: 60
2010: 42
2009: 24
2008: 30
2007: 18
2006: 17
2005: 35
2004: 15
2003: 23
2002: 14
2001: 15
2000: 19
1999: 12

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

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

2016: 1.997
2015: 1.73
2014: 1.39
2013: 1.38
2012: 1.33
2011: 1.05
2010: 0.74
2009: 0.42
2008: 0.53
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.63
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.42
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2016: 1047
2015: 89
2014: 67
2013: 70
2012: 68

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

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

2016: 3.627
2015: 3.10
2014: 2.34
2013: 2.45
2012: 2.39

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2016: 117
2015: 11
2014: 13
2013: 0
2012: 0

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

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

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

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 8657
2015: 874
2014: 767
2013: 8508
2012: 723
2011: 745
2010: 793
2009: 724
2008: 743
2007: 729
2006: 670
2005: 643
2004: 662
2003: 647
2002: 627
2001: 639
2000: 590
1999: 593

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

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

2016: 14.977
2015: 15.14
2014: 13.32
2013: 14.808
2012: 12.63
2011: 13.05
2010: 13.94
2009: 12.77
2008: 13.17
2007: 12.99
2006: 12.01
2005: 11.59
2004: 12.01
2003: 11.81
2002: 11.51
2001: 11.82
2000: 11.00
1999: 11.12

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 6787
2015: 662
2014: 597
2013: 692
2012: 566

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

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

2016: 23.607
2015: 23.09
2014: 20.88
2013: 24.26
2012: 19.91

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 1877
2015: 212
2014: 170
2013: 158
2012: 157

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

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

2016: 6.447
2015: 7.30
2014: 5.87
2013: 5.47
2012: 5.45

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 4557
2015: 424
2014: 352
2013: 4378
2012: 348
2011: 351
2010: 378
2009: 345
2008: 344
2007: 338
2006: 299
2005: 302
2004: 308
2003: 310
2002: 308
2001: 317
2000: 304
1999: 299

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 7.877
2015: 7.35
2014: 6.11
2013: 7.61
2012: 6.08
2011: 6.15
2010: 6.65
2009: 6.09
2008: 6.10
2007: 6.02
2006: 5.36
2005: 5.45
2004: 5.59
2003: 5.66
2002: 5.66
2001: 5.86
2000: 5.67
1999: 5.61

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male firearm suicides total

2016: 4127
2015: 381
2014: 313
2013: 399
2012: 324

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 14.347
2015: 13.29
2014: 10.95
2013: 13.99
2012: 11.40

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female firearm suicides total

2016: 437
2015: 43
2014: 39
2013: 38
2012: 24

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.487
2015: 1.48
2014: 1.35
2013: 1.31
2012: 0.83

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual handgun suicides total

2016: 3037
2015: 252
2014: 193
2013: 2317
2012: 188
2011: 181
2010: 189
2009: 190
2008: 170
2007: 177
2006: 142
2005: 161
2004: 152
2003: 145
2002: 136
2001: 149
2000: 146
1999: 122

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 5.247
2015: 4.37
2014: 3.35
2013: 4.02
2012: 3.28
2011: 3.17
2010: 3.32
2009: 3.35
2008: 3.01
2007: 3.15
2006: 2.55
2005: 2.90
2004: 2.76
2003: 2.65
2002: 2.50
2001: 2.76
2000: 2.72
1999: 2.29

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male handgun suicides total

2016: 2667
2015: 216
2014: 163
2013: 210
2012: 174

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 9.267
2015: 7.53
2014: 5.70
2013: 7.36
2012: 6.12

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female handgun suicides total

2016: 377
2015: 36
2014: 30
2013: 21
2012: 14

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.277
2015: 1.24
2014: 1.04
2013: 0.73
2012: 0

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Wisconsin, the number of long gun suicides is

2016: 1307
2015: 144
2014: 137
2013: 153
2012: 132
2011: 145
2010: 166
2009: 137
2008: 149
2007: 142
2006: 137
2005: 120
2004: 134
2003: 246
2002: 150
2001: 153
2000: 131
1999: 165

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 2.357
2015: 2.58
2014: 2.45
2013: 2.82
2012: 2.41
2011: 2.54
2010: 2.92
2009: 2.42
2008: 2.64
2007: 2.53
2006: 2.46
2005: 2.16
2004: 2.43
2003: 2.66
2002: 2.75
2001: 2.83
2000: 2.44
1999: 3.09

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male long gun suicides total

2016: 1307
2015: 144
2014: 137
2013: 153
2012: 132

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 4.527
2015: 5.02
2014: 4.79
2013: 5.36
2012: 4.64

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female long gun suicides total

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

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, annual gun suicides (other) total

2016: 167
2015: 21
2014: 13
2013: 36
2012: 18
2011: 25
2010: 23
2009: 18
2008: 25
2007: 19
2006: 20
2005: 21
2004: 22
2003: 19
2002: 22
2001: 15
2000: 27
1999: 12

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

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

2016: 07
2015: 0.40
2014: 0
2013: 0.77
2012: 0.38
2011: 0.44
2010: 0.40
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.44
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.36
2005: 0.38
2004: 0.40
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.40
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.50
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2016: 167
2015: 21
2014: 13
2013: 36
2012: 18

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

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

2016: 07
2015: 0.73
2014: 0
2013: 1.26
2012: 0

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual female gun suicides (other) total

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

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

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

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

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 8
2006: 5
2005: 7
2004: 6
2003: 11
2002: 8
2001: 15
2000: 13
1999: 15

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Wisconsin, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death 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: 0.14
2006: 0.09
2005: 0.13
2004: 0.11
2003: 0.20
2002: 0.15
2001: 0.28
2000: 0.24
1999: 0.28

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Wisconsin, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

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

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

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

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) 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 Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Wisconsin, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (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)

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

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

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

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

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

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

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 4
2006: 1
2005: 2
2004: 7
2003: 1
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 4
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 3

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

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

2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.07
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.07
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.06

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

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

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

ChartIn Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, annual deaths by firearm (other) 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 Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

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

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

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

ChartIn Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 418
2010: 19
2009: 8
2008: 1319
2007: 21
2006: 6
2005: 10
2004: 5
2003: 10
2002: 5
2001: 320
2000: 6
1999: 0 (suppressed)
1998: 1
1997: 1
1996: 1
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 Wisconsin at a rate of 10.021 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Wisconsin ranked at No. 3621 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 Wisconsin is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Wisconsin includes the Wisconsin Statutes 2011−12, Wisconsin Administrative Code and the Constitution of Wisconsin 184823

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Wisconsin are regulated by the State of Wisconsin (with some exceptions for local governments)24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns,30 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Wisconsin, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited with only narrow exemptions30 34 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Wisconsin, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence31 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Wisconsin, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 36 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Wisconsin, non-prohibited persons of minimum age36 35 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Wisconsin is 18 years37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

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

Firearm Safety Training

In Wisconsin, 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 handgun39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Wisconsin, the law does not require40 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 Wisconsin, licensed firearm dealers are required (for handguns only)41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Wisconsin, licensed gun makers are required (for machine guns only)30 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Wisconsin, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted42 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Wisconsin, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful43 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Wisconsin is not obliged44 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 Wisconsin is obliged44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Wisconsin, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

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

2015: 3,14146
2014: 3,16147
2013: 3,13048
2012: 2,95949
2011: 2,83050

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Wisconsin, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 2 days (handguns)51 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Wisconsin, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated52 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Wisconsin do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Wisconsin do not include54 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Wisconsin include55 53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Wisconsin, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Wisconsin, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Wisconsin, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit61 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Wisconsin, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Wisconsin, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,39 62 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Wisconsin, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (by mutual agreement)39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Wisconsin, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt39 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Wisconsin, private guns are prohibited in state parks and wildlife refuges (with limited exceptions), state buildings, bars and restaurants (with limited exceptions), police stations, correctional and detention facilities, mental health facilities, courthouses, restricted areas of airports, the Wisconsin Resource Center, any prohibited place, universities (with limited exceptions)63 vehicles (loaded firearms)55 and schools64 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 Wisconsin as ‘D’65

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

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

2011: 366
2010: 867
2009: 1068
2008: 1269
2007: 1270

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Wisconsin at No. 2271 among 50 US States


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