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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

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

2004: 18.0%1
2002: 16.2%2
2001: 16.7%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2004: 25.48%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

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

2001/2010: 33.1%5 6
1991/2000: 42.6%
1981/1990: 42.6%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1887
2016: 1727
2015: 189
2014: 1878
2013: 161
2012: 227
2011: 210
2010: 209
2009: 173
2008: 200
2007: 149
2006: 173
2005: 187
2004: 173
2003: 153
2002: 147
2001: 191
2000: 179
1999: 199

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2017: 5.247
2016: 4.81
2015: 5.26
2014: 5.208
2013: 4.48
2012: 6.32
2011: 5.86
2010: 5.85
2009: 4.86
2008: 5.64
2007: 4.22
2006: 4.92
2005: 5.33
2004: 4.95
2003: 4.39
2002: 4.25
2001: 5.56
2000: 5.26
1999: 5.88

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1677
2016: 1577
2015: 167
2014: 171
2013: 151
2012: 185
2011: 193
2010: 191
2009: 151
2008: 179

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 9.537
2016: 8.99
2015: 9.53
2014: 9.75
2013: 8.61
2012: 10.57
2011: 11.06
2010: 10.98
2009: 8.71
2008: 10.38

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 217
2016: 157
2015: 22
2014: 16
2013: 10
2012: 42
2011: 17
2010: 18
2009: 22
2008: 21

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.147
2016: 0.82
2015: 1.20
2014: 0.87
2013: 0.54
2012: 2.28
2011: 0.93
2010: 0.98
2009: 1.20
2008: 1.15

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Connecticut, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 1077
2016: 887
2015: 121
2014: 99
2013: 99
2012: 150
2011: 134
2010: 141
2009: 111
2008: 127
2007: 106
2006: 132
2005: 107
2004: 110
2003: 107
2002: 98
2001: 172
2000: 95
1999: 120

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

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

2017: 2.987
2016: 2.46
2015: 3.37
2014: 2.75
2013: 2.75
2012: 4.18
2011: 3.74
2010: 3.95
2009: 3.12
2008: 3.58
2007: 3.01
2006: 3.75
2005: 3.05
2004: 3.15
2003: 3.07
2002: 2.83
2001: 5.01
2000: 2.79
1999: 3.54

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 867
2016: 697
2015: 93
2014: 75
2013: 83
2012: 112
2011: 108
2010: 112
2009: 88
2008: 108

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

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

2017: 4.917
2016: 3.95
2015: 5.31
2014: 4.27
2013: 4.73
2012: 6.40
2011: 6.19
2010: 6.44
2009: 5.08
2008: 6.26

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 217
2016: 197
2015: 28
2014: 24
2013: 16
2012: 38
2011: 26
2010: 29
2009: 23
2008: 19

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

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

2017: 1.147
2016: 1.04
2015: 1.52
2014: 1.30
2013: 0.87
2012: 2.06
2011: 1.42
2010: 1.58
2009: 1.26
2008: 1.04

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Connecticut, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 737
2016: 55
2015: 80
2014: 58
2013: 66
2012: 114
2011: 96
2010: 98
2009: 78
2008: 87
2007: 67
2006: 92
2005: 66
2004: 64
2003: 56
2002: 57
2001: 72
2000: 61
1999: 84

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 2.037
2016: 1.54
2015: 2.23
2014: 1.61
2013: 1.84
2012: 3.18
2011: 2.68
2010: 2.74
2009: 2.19
2008: 2.45
2007: 1.90
2006: 2.62
2005: 1.88
2004: 1.83
2003: 1.61
2002: 1.65
2001: 2.10
2000: 1.79
1999: 2.48

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 627
2016: 497
2015: 66
2014: 54
2013: 62
2012: 83
2011: 88
2010: 87
2009: 67
2008: 78

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 3.547
2016: 2.81
2015: 3.77
2014: 3.08
2013: 3.53
2012: 4.74
2011: 5.04
2010: 5
2009: 3.87
2008: 4.52

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 117
2016: 6
2015: 14
2014: 4
2013: 4
2012: 31
2011: 8
2010: 11
2009: 11
2008: 9

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.607
2016: 0.33
2015: 0.76
2014: 0.22
2013: 0.22
2012: 1.68
2011: 0.44
2010: 0.60
2009: 0.60
2008: 0.49

Handgun Homicides

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

2017: 3010 11
2016: 24
2015: 29
2014: 19
2013: 34
2012: 50
2011: 54
2010: 72
2009: 51
2008: 46
2007: 37
2006: 57
2005: 27
2004: 39
2003: 23
2002: 32
2001: 53
2000: 49
1999: 66
1998: 62
1997: 70
1996: 87
1995: 96

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.8413
2016: 0.67
2015: 0.81
2014: 0.53
2013: 0.94
2012: 1.39
2011: 1.50
2010: 2.01
2009: 1.43
2008: 1.30
2007: 1.05
2006: 1.62
2005: 0.77
2004: 1.12
2003: 0.66
2002: 0.93
2001: 1.54
2000: 1.44
1999: 1.95
1998: 1.84
1997: 2.09
1996: 2.61
1995: 2.89

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
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 Connecticut, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Homicides

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

2017: 110 11
2016: 1
2015: 2
2014: 3
2013: 0
2012: 28
2011: 2
2010: 1
2009: 2
2008: 1
2007: 4
2006: 2
2005: 2
2004: 2
2003: 1
2002: 5
2001: 4
2000: 5
1999: 6
1998: 8
1997: 5
1996: 6
1995: 2

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.0313
2016: 0.03
2015: 0.06
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.78
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.11
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.12
2000: 0.15
1999: 0.18
1998: 0.24
1997: 0.15
1996: 0.18
1995: 0.06

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7 11
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 Connecticut, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

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

2017: 4110 17
2016: 23
2015: 42
2014: 29
2013: 26
2012: 34
2011: 38
2010: 24
2009: 17
2008: 24
2007: 16
2006: 6
2005: 18
2004: 6
2003: 7
2002: 8
2001: 15
2000: 8
1999: 2
1998: 9
1997: 5
1996: 16
1995: 4

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

ChartIn Connecticut, according to figures18 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.1413
2016: 0.64
2015: 1.17
2014: 0.81
2013: 0.72
2012: 3.15
2011: 2.57
2010: 2.71
2009: 2.16
2008: 2.45
2007: 0.45
2006: 0.17
2005: 0.51
2004: 0.17
2003: 0.20
2002: 0.23
2001: 0.44
2000: 0.23
1999: 0.06
1998: 0.27
1997: 0.15
1996: 0.48
1995: 0.12

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 717
2016: 54
2015: 77
2014: 56
2013: 65
2012: 113
2011: 92
2010: 97
2009: 77
2008: 87
2007: 62
2006: 89
2005: 63
2004: 62
2003: 54
2002: 53
2001: 71
2000: 59
1999: 80

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

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

2017: 1.987
2016: 1.51
2015: 2.14
2014: 1.56
2013: 1.81
2012: 3.15
2011: 2.57
2010: 2.71
2009: 2.16
2008: 2.45
2007: 1.76
2006: 2.53
2005: 1.80
2004: 1.77
2003: 1.55
2002: 1.53
2001: 2.07
2000: 1.73
1999: 2.36

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 617
2016: 497
2015: 65
2014: 52
2013: 62
2012: 83
2011: 85
2010: 86
2009: 67
2008: 78

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

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

2017: 3.487
2016: 2.81
2015: 3.71
2014: 2.96
2013: 3.53
2012: 4.74
2011: 4.87
2010: 4.94
2009: 3.87
2008: 4.52

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 107
2016: 5
2015: 12
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 30
2011: 7
2010: 11
2009: 10
2008: 9

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

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

2017: 0.547
2016: 0.27
2015: 0.65
2014: 0.22
2013: 0.16
2012: 1.63
2011: 0.38
2010: 0.60
2009: 0.55
2008: 0.49

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Connecticut, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 4057
2016: 3967
2015: 384
2014: 378
2013: 3308
2012: 367
2011: 370
2010: 353
2009: 316
2008: 314
2007: 271
2006: 292
2005: 295
2004: 294
2003: 272
2002: 260
2001: 283
2000: 304
1999: 274

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

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

2017: 11.297
2016: 11.07
2015: 10.69
2014: 10.51
2013: 9.18
2012: 10.22
2011: 10.33
2010: 9.88
2009: 8.87
2008: 8.86
2007: 7.68
2006: 8.30
2005: 8.41
2004: 8.41
2003: 7.81
2002: 7.52
2001: 8.24
2000: 8.93
1999: 8.09

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 3087
2016: 2817
2015: 281
2014: 275
2013: 257
2012: 275
2011: 291
2010: 279
2009: 237
2008: 244

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

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

2017: 17.587
2016: 16.10
2015: 16.04
2014: 15.67
2013: 14.65
2012: 15.72
2011: 16.68
2010: 16.04
2009: 13.68
2008: 14.15

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 977
2016: 1157
2015: 103
2014: 103
2013: 73
2012: 92
2011: 79
2010: 74
2009: 79
2008: 70

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

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

2017: 5.287
2016: 6.28
2015: 5.60
2014: 5.59
2013: 3.96
2012: 5
2011: 4.30
2010: 4.03
2009: 4.32
2008: 3.84

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Connecticut, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 1097
2016: 110
2015: 104
2014: 125
2013: 92
2012: 111
2011: 111
2010: 110
2009: 93
2008: 109
2007: 78
2006: 79
2005: 112
2004: 105
2003: 89
2002: 85
2001: 115
2000: 113
1999: 111

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 3.047
2016: 3.08
2015: 2.90
2014: 3.48
2013: 2.56
2012: 3.09
2011: 3.10
2010: 3.08
2009: 2.61
2008: 3.07
2007: 2.21
2006: 2.25
2005: 3.19
2004: 3.00
2003: 2.55
2002: 2.46
2001: 3.35
2000: 3.32
1999: 3.28

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 997
2016: 1017
2015: 96
2014: 114
2013: 87
2012: 100
2011: 103
2010: 103
2009: 82
2008: 97

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 5.657
2016: 5.79
2015: 5.48
2014: 6.50
2013: 4.96
2012: 5.71
2011: 5.90
2010: 5.92
2009: 4.73
2008: 5.62

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 107
2016: 9
2015: 8
2014: 11
2013: 5
2012: 11
2011: 8
2010: 7
2009: 11
2008: 12

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.547
2016: 0.49
2015: 0.43
2014: 0.60
2013: 0.27
2012: 0.60
2011: 0.44
2010: 0.38
2009: 0.60
2008: 0.66

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Connecticut, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 07
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 Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Suicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Connecticut, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 127
2016: 187
2015: 22
2014: 14
2013: 167
2012: 13
2011: 12
2010: 15
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 20
2007: 15
2006: 11
2005: 22
2004: 16
2003: 10
2002: 15
2001: 23
2000: 11
1999: 18

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.337
2016: 0.50
2015: 0.61
2014: 0.39
2013: 0.44
2012: 0.36
2011: 0.34
2010: 0.42
2009: 0
2008: 0.56
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.63
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.67
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 127
2016: 187
2015: 22
2014: 14
2013: 16
2012: 12
2011: 12
2010: 14
2009: 0
2008: 17

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.697
2016: 1.03
2015: 1.26
2014: 0.80
2013: 0.91
2012: 0.69
2011: 0.69
2010: 0.80
2009: 0
2008: 0.99

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 0
2008: 3

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0.05
2011: 0
2010: 0.05
2009: 0
2008: 0.16

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Connecticut, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 907
2016: 89
2015: 79
2014: 106
2013: 70
2012: 98
2011: 99
2010: 94
2009: 86
2008: 89
2007: 63
2006: 68
2005: 90
2004: 89
2003: 77
2002: 70
2001: 90
2000: 100
1999: 92

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

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

2017: 2.517
2016: 2.49
2015: 2.20
2014: 2.95
2013: 1.95
2012: 2.73
2011: 2.76
2010: 2.63
2009: 2.41
2008: 2.51
2007: 1.79
2006: 1.93
2005: 2.57
2004: 2.55
2003: 2.21
2002: 2.02
2001: 2.62
2000: 2.94
1999: 2.72

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 807
2016: 807
2015: 71
2014: 95
2013: 65
2012: 88
2011: 91
2010: 88
2009: 75
2008: 80

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

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

2017: 4.577
2016: 4.58
2015: 4.05
2014: 5.41
2013: 3.71
2012: 5.03
2011: 5.22
2010: 5.06
2009: 4.33
2008: 4.64

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Connecticut, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 107
2016: 9
2015: 8
2014: 11
2013: 5
2012: 10
2011: 8
2010: 6
2009: 11
2008: 9

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

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

2017: 0.547
2016: 0.49
2015: 0.43
2014: 0.60
2013: 0.27
2012: 0.54
2011: 0.44
2010: 0.33
2009: 0.60
2008: 0.49

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 07
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: 3
2006: 1
2005: 9
2004: 2
2003: 6
2002: 3
2001: 3
2000: 3
1999: 2

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.09
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.26
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.17
2002: 0.09
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.09
1999: 0.06

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
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 Connecticut, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Connecticut, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Connecticut, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
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 Connecticut, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Connecticut, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2017: 07
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 Connecticut, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Connecticut, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
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: 1
2006: 1
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 1
2001: 1
2000: 2
1999: 0 (suppressed)

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.03
2001: 0.03
2000: 0.06
1999: 0.00

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
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 Connecticut, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Connecticut, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
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 Connecticut, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Connecticut, annual male deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
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 Connecticut, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
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 Connecticut, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Connecticut, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)19
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)20
2007: 1
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 3
2004: 3
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 3
2001: 721
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 7
1998: 6
1997: 2
1996: 2
1995: 5

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 Connecticut at a rate of 6.922 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Connecticut ranked at No. 4122 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 Connecticut is categorised as permissive23

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Connecticut includes the Connecticut General Statutes and the Constitution of Connecticut 196524

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Connecticut are regulated by the local and state governments (as long as local regulations do not conflict with State law)25 26 27

Right to Possess Firearms

In Connecticut, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,28 as limited by federal law29 and state law30 26 27

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Connecticut, civilians are not allowed to possess assault weapons unless owned pre-1994,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines with few exceptions,33 but civilians are allowed to possess machine guns34 26 27

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Connecticut, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration35 34 26 27

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Connecticut, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is prohibited with only narrow exemptions31 26 27

Regulation of Handguns

In Connecticut, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is prohibited with only narrow exemptions31 36 26 27

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Connecticut, non-prohibited persons of minimum age36 and holders of eligibility certificates37 26 27 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Connecticut is 21 years for handguns (no minimum age for long guns), or 16 years for machine guns38 26 27

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for an eligibility certificate in Connecticut, being a federally non-disqualified individual,39 40 must pass additional background checks which consider criminal and mental health37 36 26 27 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Connecticut does not stipulate (restraining and protective order only)41 26 27 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Connecticut, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required for handguns37 26 27

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Connecticut, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every five years for an Eligibility Certificate37 26 27

Licensing Records

In Connecticut, authorities maintain a record (for Eligibility Certificates)37 26 27 of individual civilians permitted to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Connecticut, the law requires for assault weapons42 and machine guns only34 26 27 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 Connecticut, licensed firearm dealers are required43 26 27 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Connecticut, licensed gun makers are required (for machine guns)44 26 27 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Connecticut, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited without an authorisation from the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection45 26 27

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Connecticut, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful only for handguns46 26 27

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Connecticut is obliged45 47 26 27 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 Connecticut is obliged47 26 27 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Connecticut, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited48 26 27

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

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

2015: 1,82649
2014: 1,84350
2013: 1,80851
2012: 1,72152
2011: 1,64353

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Connecticut, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 14 days47 26 27

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Connecticut, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated54 26 27 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Connecticut do not include (handguns only)55 26 27 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Connecticut include46 56 26 27 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Connecticut include57 55 26 27 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Connecticut, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law34 58 59 60 61 62 26 27

Firearm Tracing

In Connecticut, state authorities carry out63 26 27 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Firearm Microstamping

In Connecticut, new firearms are not required to be63 26 27 microstamped with a unique identifier

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Connecticut, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit for handguns and without a permit for long guns64 26 27

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Connecticut, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit65 26 27

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Connecticut, local licensing authorities "may issue", with room for discretion,65 66 26 27 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Connecticut, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are not granted (non-Connecticut resident must apply for CCP)65 26 27 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Connecticut, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt65 26 27 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Connecticut, private guns are prohibited in General Assembly buildings,67 vehicles (loaded firearms)57 and schools68 26 27

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Connecticut, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm69 is 10 years in prison70 71 44 72 73 74 75 26 27

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 Connecticut as ‘A-'76

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

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

2011: 5877
2010: 5878
2009: 5379
2008: 5480
2007: 5481

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Connecticut at No. 482 among 50 US States


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