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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

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

2004: 21.0%1
2002: 19.7%2
2001: 20.2%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2004: 29.39%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

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

2001/2010: 38.5%5 6
1991/2000: 46.5%
1981/1990: 44.6%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Illinois, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1,5437
2016: 1,4907
2015: 1,220
2014: 1,179
2013: 1,117
2012: 1,178
2011: 1,114
2010: 1,064
2009: 1,058
2008: 1,105
2007: 1,032
2006: 1,036
2005: 1,019
2004: 994
2003: 1,146
2002: 1,231
2001: 1,289
2000: 1,130
1999: 1,209

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2017: 12.057
2016: 11.64
2015: 9.49
2014: 9.15
2013: 8.67
2012: 9.15
2011: 8.66
2010: 8.29
2009: 8.27
2008: 8.67
2007: 8.13
2006: 8.19
2005: 8.08
2004: 7.90
2003: 9.13
2002: 9.83
2001: 10.32
2000: 9.10
1999: 9.78

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Illinois, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1,3877
2016: 1,3547
2015: 1,105
2014: 1,069
2013: 994
2012: 1,057
2011: 1,018
2010: 967
2009: 955
2008: 1,010

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 22.047
2016: 21.52
2015: 17.50
2014: 16.91
2013: 15.71
2012: 16.73
2011: 16.12
2010: 15.37
2009: 15.22
2008: 16.15

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Illinois, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1567
2016: 1367
2015: 115
2014: 110
2013: 123
2012: 121
2011: 96
2010: 97
2009: 103
2008: 95

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 2.407
2016: 2.09
2015: 1.76
2014: 1.68
2013: 1.88
2012: 1.85
2011: 1.46
2010: 1.48
2009: 1.58
2008: 1.46

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Illinois, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 1,1057
2016: 1,1427
2015: 845
2014: 780
2013: 783
2012: 819
2011: 802
2010: 773
2009: 865
2008: 862
2007: 863
2006: 865
2005: 866
2004: 871
2003: 966
2002: 1,016
2001: 1,087
2000: 991
1999: 1,023

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

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

2017: 8.637
2016: 8.92
2015: 6.57
2014: 6.06
2013: 6.08
2012: 6.36
2011: 6.23
2010: 6.02
2009: 6.76
2008: 6.76
2007: 6.80
2006: 6.84
2005: 6.87
2004: 6.92
2003: 7.69
2002: 8.11
2001: 8.70
2000: 7.98
1999: 8.28

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Illinois, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 9567
2016: 9927
2015: 725
2014: 668
2013: 651
2012: 703
2011: 676
2010: 639
2009: 721
2008: 712

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

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

2017: 15.197
2016: 15.77
2015: 11.48
2014: 10.57
2013: 10.29
2012: 11.12
2011: 10.71
2010: 10.16
2009: 11.49
2008: 11.39

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Illinois, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 1497
2016: 1507
2015: 120
2014: 112
2013: 132
2012: 116
2011: 126
2010: 134
2009: 144
2008: 150

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

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

2017: 2.297
2016: 2.30
2015: 1.83
2014: 1.71
2013: 2.01
2012: 1.77
2011: 1.92
2010: 2.05
2009: 2.21
2008: 2.31

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Illinois, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 9347
2016: 9447
2015: 692
2014: 614
2013: 5768
2012: 645
2011: 610
2010: 577
2009: 628
2008: 631
2007: 575
2006: 625
2005: 569
2004: 573
2003: 696
2002: 728
2001: 747
2000: 674
1999: 689

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 7.307
2016: 7.37
2015: 5.38
2014: 4.77
2013: 4.47
2012: 5.01
2011: 4.74
2010: 4.50
2009: 4.91
2008: 4.95
2007: 4.53
2006: 4.94
2005: 4.51
2004: 4.55
2003: 5.54
2002: 5.81
2001: 5.98
2000: 5.43
1999: 5.57

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 8427
2016: 8617
2015: 632
2014: 557
2013: 521
2012: 583
2011: 552
2010: 517
2009: 564
2008: 568

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 13.387
2016: 13.68
2015: 10.01
2014: 8.81
2013: 8.24
2012: 9.23
2011: 8.74
2010: 8.22
2009: 8.99
2008: 9.08

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 927
2016: 837
2015: 60
2014: 57
2013: 55
2012: 62
2011: 58
2010: 60
2009: 64
2008: 63

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.417
2016: 1.28
2015: 0.92
2014: 0.87
2013: 0.84
2012: 0.95
2011: 0.88
2010: 0.92
2009: 0.98
2008: 0.97

Handgun Homicides

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

2017: 59610 11
2016: 728
2015: 431
2014: 364
2013: 352
2012: 429
2011: 364
2010: 355
2009: 360
2008: 412
2007: 330
2006: 360
2005: 328
2004: 313
2003: 438
2002: 216
2001: 148
2000: 348
1999: 373
1998: 449
1997: 471
1996: 513
1995: 517

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 4.6613
2016: 5.67
2015: 3.35
2014: 2.83
2013: 2.73
2012: 3.33
2011: 2.83
2010: 2.76
2009: 2.81
2008: 3.23
2007: 2.60
2006: 2.85
2005: 2.60
2004: 2.49
2003: 3.49
2002: 1.72
2001: 1.19
2000: 2.80
1999: 3.02
1998: 3.66
1997: 3.87
1996: 4.24
1995: 4.31

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 17
2003: 27
2002: 30
2001: 28
2000: 36
1999: 38

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

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 0.22
2002: 0.24
2001: 0.22
2000: 0.29
1999: 0.31

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 2710 11
2016: 19
2015: 3
2014: 6
2013: 5
2012: 6
2011: 6
2010: 4
2009: 13
2008: 4
2007: 10
2006: 10
2005: 6
2004: 4
2003: 13
2002: 16
2001: 7
2000: 9
1999: 7
1998: 23
1997: 21
1996: 11
1995: 30

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.2113
2016: 0.15
2015: 0.02
2014: 0.05
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.05
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.13
2001: 0.06
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.06
1998: 0.19
1997: 0.17
1996: 0.09
1995: 0.25

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 10
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 16
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 16
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 17
2006: 16
2005: 20
2004: 12
2003: 17
2002: 31
2001: 24
2000: 15
1999: 11

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

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 0.08
2012: 0
2011: 0.12
2010: 0
2009: 0.13
2008: 0
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.16
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.25
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 13
2010: 0
2009: 12
2008: 0

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

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 0.21
2010: 0
2009: 0.19
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 3
2010: 0
2009: 4
2008: 0

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

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 0.05
2010: 0
2009: 0.06
2008: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

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

2017: 7010 17
2016: 52
2015: 6
2014: 1
2013: 7
2012: 4
2011: 7
2010: 5
2009: 13
2008: 5
2007: 3
2006: 2
2005: 5
2004: 20
2003: 32
2002: 249
2001: 51
2000: 54
1999: 78
1998: 65
1997: 68
1996: 61
1995: 54

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

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

2017: 0.5513
2016: 0.41
2015: 0.05
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.05
2012: 4.92
2011: 4.56
2010: 4.38
2009: 4.73
2008: 4.84
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.16
2003: 0.25
2002: 1.99
2001: 0.41
2000: 0.43
1999: 0.63
1998: 0.53
1997: 0.56
1996: 0.50
1995: 0.45

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 9227
2016: 9317
2015: 679
2014: 599
2013: 5607 11
2012: 634
2011: 587
2010: 562
2009: 605
2008: 617
2007: 550
2006: 602
2005: 540
2004: 544
2003: 652
2002: 667
2001: 695
2000: 623
1999: 640

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

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

2017: 7.207
2016: 7.27
2015: 5.28
2014: 4.65
2013: 4.35
2012: 4.92
2011: 4.56
2010: 4.38
2009: 4.73
2008: 4.84
2007: 4.33
2006: 4.76
2005: 4.28
2004: 4.32
2003: 5.19
2002: 5.33
2001: 5.57
2000: 5.02
1999: 5.18

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 8327
2016: 8497
2015: 623
2014: 543
2013: 513
2012: 575
2011: 533
2010: 503
2009: 546
2008: 554

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

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

2017: 13.227
2016: 13.49
2015: 9.87
2014: 8.59
2013: 8.11
2012: 9.10
2011: 8.44
2010: 7.99
2009: 8.70
2008: 8.86

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 907
2016: 827
2015: 56
2014: 56
2013: 47
2012: 59
2011: 54
2010: 59
2009: 59
2008: 63

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

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

2017: 1.387
2016: 1.26
2015: 0.86
2014: 0.85
2013: 0.72
2012: 0.90
2011: 0.82
2010: 0.90
2009: 0.90
2008: 0.97

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Illinois, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 1,4727
2016: 1,4137
2015: 1,361
2014: 1,396
2013: 1,319
2012: 1,291
2011: 1,221
2010: 1,177
2009: 1,176
2008: 1,197
2007: 1,108
2006: 1,010
2005: 1,086
2004: 1,028
2003: 1,011
2002: 1,145
2001: 1,139
2000: 1,003
1999: 1,020

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

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

2017: 11.507
2016: 11.04
2015: 10.58
2014: 10.84
2013: 10.24
2012: 10.03
2011: 9.49
2010: 9.17
2009: 9.19
2008: 9.39
2007: 8.73
2006: 7.99
2005: 8.61
2004: 8.17
2003: 8.05
2002: 9.14
2001: 9.12
2000: 8.08
1999: 8.25

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Illinois, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 1,1487
2016: 1,0977
2015: 1,071
2014: 1,108
2013: 1,022
2012: 1,032
2011: 992
2010: 941
2009: 921
2008: 966

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

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

2017: 18.247
2016: 17.44
2015: 16.96
2014: 17.53
2013: 16.15
2012: 16.33
2011: 15.71
2010: 14.95
2009: 14.67
2008: 15.45

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Illinois, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 3247
2016: 3167
2015: 290
2014: 288
2013: 297
2012: 259
2011: 229
2010: 236
2009: 255
2008: 231

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

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

2017: 4.987
2016: 4.85
2015: 4.43
2014: 4.39
2013: 4.53
2012: 3.95
2011: 3.49
2010: 3.61
2009: 3.91
2008: 3.56

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Illinois, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 5777
2016: 5067
2015: 495
2014: 533
2013: 4968
2012: 490
2011: 461
2010: 442
2009: 402
2008: 438
2007: 423
2006: 372
2005: 424
2004: 387
2003: 404
2002: 466
2001: 505
2000: 431
1999: 481

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 4.517
2016: 3.95
2015: 3.85
2014: 4.14
2013: 3.85
2012: 3.81
2011: 3.58
2010: 3.44
2009: 3.14
2008: 3.44
2007: 3.33
2006: 2.94
2005: 3.36
2004: 3.07
2003: 3.22
2002: 3.72
2001: 4.04
2000: 3.47
1999: 3.89

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 5167
2016: 4587
2015: 441
2014: 482
2013: 435
2012: 439
2011: 427
2010: 408
2009: 365
2008: 408

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 8.207
2016: 7.28
2015: 6.98
2014: 7.63
2013: 6.88
2012: 6.95
2011: 6.76
2010: 6.48
2009: 5.82
2008: 6.52

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 617
2016: 487
2015: 54
2014: 51
2013: 61
2012: 51
2011: 34
2010: 34
2009: 37
2008: 30

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.947
2016: 0.74
2015: 0.82
2014: 0.78
2013: 0.93
2012: 0.78
2011: 0.52
2010: 0.52
2009: 0.57
2008: 0.46

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Illinois, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 597
2016: 647
2015: 56
2014: 39
2013: 57
2012: 69
2011: 63
2010: 41
2009: 63
2008: 50
2007: 54
2006: 50
2005: 58
2004: 57
2003: 58
2002: 66
2001: 87
2000: 77
1999: 89

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.467
2016: 0.50
2015: 0.44
2014: 0.30
2013: 0.44
2012: 0.54
2011: 0.49
2010: 0.32
2009: 0.49
2008: 0.39
2007: 0.43
2006: 0.40
2005: 0.46
2004: 0.45
2003: 0.46
2002: 0.53
2001: 0.70
2000: 0.62
1999: 0.72

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 527
2016: 527
2015: 44
2014: 35
2013: 50
2012: 59
2011: 56
2010: 36
2009: 53
2008: 48

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.837
2016: 0.83
2015: 0.70
2014: 0.55
2013: 0.79
2012: 0.93
2011: 0.89
2010: 0.57
2009: 0.84
2008: 0.77

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 77
2016: 127
2015: 12
2014: 4
2013: 7
2012: 10
2011: 7
2010: 5
2009: 10
2008: 2

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.117
2016: 0.18
2015: 0.18
2014: 0.06
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.11
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.03

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Illinois, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 457
2016: 51
2015: 42
2014: 45
2013: 51
2012: 64
2011: 48
2010: 47
2009: 42
2008: 63
2007: 60
2006: 45
2005: 61
2004: 47
2003: 41
2002: 66
2001: 61
2000: 64
1999: 76

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.357
2016: 0.40
2015: 0.33
2014: 0.35
2013: 0.40
2012: 0.50
2011: 0.37
2010: 0.37
2009: 0.33
2008: 0.49
2007: 0.47
2006: 0.36
2005: 0.48
2004: 0.37
2003: 0.33
2002: 0.53
2001: 0.49
2000: 0.52
1999: 0.61

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 447
2016: 487
2015: 38
2014: 42
2013: 47
2012: 60
2011: 47
2010: 45
2009: 42
2008: 59

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.707
2016: 0.76
2015: 0.60
2014: 0.66
2013: 0.74
2012: 0.95
2011: 0.74
2010: 0.72
2009: 0.67
2008: 0.94

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 17
2016: 3
2015: 4
2014: 3
2013: 4
2012: 4
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 0
2008: 4

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.027
2016: 0.05
2015: 0.06
2014: 0.05
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.03
2009: 0
2008: 0.06

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Illinois, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 4737
2016: 3917
2015: 397
2014: 449
2013: 3887
2012: 357
2011: 350
2010: 354
2009: 297
2008: 325
2007: 309
2006: 277
2005: 305
2004: 283
2003: 305
2002: 334
2001: 357
2000: 290
1999: 316

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

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

2017: 3.697
2016: 3.05
2015: 3.09
2014: 3.49
2013: 3.01
2012: 2.77
2011: 2.72
2010: 2.76
2009: 2.32
2008: 2.55
2007: 2.43
2006: 2.19
2005: 2.42
2004: 2.25
2003: 2.43
2002: 2.67
2001: 2.86
2000: 2.34
1999: 2.56

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 4207
2016: 3587
2015: 359
2014: 405
2013: 338
2012: 320
2011: 324
2010: 327
2009: 270
2008: 301

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

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

2017: 6.677
2016: 5.69
2015: 5.69
2014: 6.41
2013: 5.34
2012: 5.06
2011: 5.13
2010: 5.20
2009: 4.30
2008: 4.81

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Illinois, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 537
2016: 337
2015: 38
2014: 44
2013: 50
2012: 37
2011: 26
2010: 27
2009: 27
2008: 24

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

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

2017: 0.817
2016: 0.51
2015: 0.58
2014: 0.67
2013: 0.76
2012: 0.56
2011: 0.40
2010: 0.41
2009: 0.41
2008: 0.37

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Illinois, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 117
2016: 11
2015: 15
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 18
2012: 17
2011: 20
2010: 22
2009: 14
2008: 18
2007: 21
2006: 24
2005: 21
2004: 18
2003: 23
2002: 17
2001: 20
2000: 12
1999: 22

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.097
2016: 0.09
2015: 0.12
2014: 0
2013: 0.14
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.16
2010: 0.17
2009: 0.11
2008: 0.14
2007: 0.17
2006: 0.19
2005: 0.17
2004: 0.14
2003: 0.18
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.16
2000: 0.10
1999: 0.18

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Illinois, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 107
2015: 14
2014: 0
2013: 15
2012: 14
2011: 17
2010: 22
2009: 13
2008: 16

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 0.16
2015: 0.22
2014: 0
2013: 0.24
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.27
2010: 0.35
2009: 0.21
2008: 0.26

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Illinois, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 07
2016: 1
2015: 1
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 3
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 2

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 0.02
2015: 0.02
2014: 0
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.05
2011: 0.05
2010: 0
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.03

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 13
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 10
2012: 14
2011: 18
2010: 21
2009: 14
2008: 10
2007: 16
2006: 19
2005: 18
2004: 12
2003: 20
2002: 14
2001: 13
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 12

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 0
2015: 0.10
2014: 0
2013: 0.08
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.16
2009: 0.11
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.16
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 13
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 12
2011: 15
2010: 21
2009: 13
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0.21
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.24
2010: 0.33
2009: 0.21
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 2
2011: 3
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 0

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

ChartIn Illinois, 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: 0.03
2011: 0.05
2010: 0
2009: 0.02
2008: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 117
2016: 13
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 13
2013: 11
2012: 12
2011: 0
2010: 13
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 6
2006: 11
2005: 4
2004: 11
2003: 15
2002: 14
2001: 8
2000: 9
1999: 12

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

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

2017: 0.097
2016: 0.10
2015: 0
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.09
2011: 0
2010: 0.10
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.09
2005: 0.03
2004: 0.09
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.11
2001: 0.06
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.10

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 107
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 11
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 10
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 0.167
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0.17
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.16
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 17
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 2
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 3
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 0.027
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0.03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.05
2009: 0
2008: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 12
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 12
2013: 10
2012: 10
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 10
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 12
2002: 11
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 0.09
2015: 0
2014: 0.09
2013: 0.08
2012: 0.08
2011: 0
2010: 0.08
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 Illinois, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 10
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 Illinois, the annual rate of unknown-cause male gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

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

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 2
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 Illinois, the annual rate of unknown-cause female gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0.03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Illinois, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 107
2016: 167
2015: 11
2014: 10
2013: 16
2012: 14
2011: 17
2010: 10
2009: 10
2008: 11
2007: 18
2006: 13
2005: 10
2004: 13
2003: 26
2002: 9
2001: 1619
2000: 14
1999: 14
1998: 30
1997: 34
1996: 34
1995: 0 (suppressed)

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 Illinois at a rate of 6.520 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Illinois ranked at No. 4320 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 Illinois is categorised as restrictive21

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Illinois includes the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, Firearm Concealed Carry Act, Criminal Code of 2012 and the Constitution of Illinois 197022

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Illinois are regulated by the local and state governments23 24 25

Right to Possess Firearms

In Illinois, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,26 as limited by federal law27 and state law28 24 25

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Illinois, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns29, but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,30 .50 calibre rifles31 and large capacity ammunition magazines32 24 25

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Illinois, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited29 33 24 25

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Illinois, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted with a licence30 24 25

Regulation of Handguns

In Illinois, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted with a licence34 35 24 25

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Illinois, only licensed gun owners (Firearm Owner's Identification card - FOID)34 35 24 25 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Illinois is 18 years for handgun possession (no minimum age for shotguns and rifles) and 21 years for purchase36 24 25

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Illinois must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health,35 addiction and domestic violence34 24 25 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Illinois stipulates37 24 25 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Illinois, 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 handgun38 24 25

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Illinois, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every ten years35 24 25

Limit on Number of Guns

Non-prohibited persons in Illinois are permitted to possess any number of firearms35 24 25

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Illinois, the law does not require39 24 25 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 Illinois, licensed firearm dealers are required40 24 25 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 Illinois, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted41 24 25

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Illinois, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful42 24 25

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Illinois is obliged (at gun shows only)43 24 25 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 Illinois is obliged43 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Illinois, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited44 24 25

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

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

2015: 5,29545
2014: 5,23946
2013: 5,07747
2012: 4,58448
2011: 4,34949

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Illinois, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 1 day (long guns) and 3 days (handguns)50 24 25

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Illinois, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated51 24 25 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Illinois do not include52 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Illinois do not include53 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Illinois include54 38 24 25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Illinois, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law55 56 57 58 24 25

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Illinois, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not59 24 25 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Illinois, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited60 24 25

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Illinois, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit38 24 25

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Illinois, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,38 61 24 25 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Illinois, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (to those state that meet Illinois requirements)38 24 25 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Illinois, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt62 24 25 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Illinois, private guns are prohibited in bars, court houses, any public gathering,63 38 vehicles (loaded, exposed firearms)54 and schools64 24 25

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 Illinois as ‘B+’65

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

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

2011: 3566
2010: 3567
2009: 2868
2008: 2869
2007: 2870

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Illinois at No. 671 among 50 US States


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