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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

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

2004: 38.0%1
2002: 39.0%2
2001: 39.1%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2004: 45.11%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

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

2001/2010: 55.2%5 6
1991/2000: 62.0%
1981/1990: 60.7%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1,0167
2016: 9977
2015: 846
2014: 8188
2013: 857
2012: 800
2011: 638
2010: 709
2009: 735
2008: 723
2007: 670
2006: 742
2005: 705
2004: 639
2003: 696
2002: 723
2001: 729
2000: 666
1999: 680

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2017: 15.247
2016: 15.03
2015: 12.78
2014: 12.408
2013: 13.04
2012: 12.24
2011: 9.79
2010: 10.93
2009: 11.38
2008: 11.25
2007: 10.50
2006: 11.72
2005: 11.23
2004: 10.25
2003: 11.23
2002: 11.74
2001: 11.90
2000: 10.95
1999: 11.25

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 8747
2016: 8517
2015: 723
2014: 719
2013: 737
2012: 680
2011: 544
2010: 605
2009: 648
2008: 609

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 26.597
2016: 26.03
2015: 22.17
2014: 22.13
2013: 22.77
2012: 21.13
2011: 16.96
2010: 18.97
2009: 20.39
2008: 19.27

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1427
2016: 1467
2015: 123
2014: 99
2013: 120
2012: 120
2011: 94
2010: 104
2009: 87
2008: 114

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 4.207
2016: 4.34
2015: 3.66
2014: 2.96
2013: 3.60
2012: 3.62
2011: 2.84
2010: 3.16
2009: 2.65
2008: 3.49

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 4557
2016: 4787
2015: 387
2014: 363
2013: 398
2012: 342
2011: 312
2010: 314
2009: 340
2008: 319
2007: 374
2006: 375
2005: 368
2004: 332
2003: 347
2002: 385
2001: 437
2000: 367
1999: 386

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

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

2017: 6.827
2016: 7.21
2015: 5.85
2014: 5.50
2013: 6.06
2012: 5.23
2011: 4.79
2010: 4.84
2009: 5.26
2008: 4.97
2007: 5.86
2006: 5.92
2005: 5.86
2004: 5.33
2003: 5.60
2002: 6.25
2001: 7.13
2000: 6.04
1999: 6.39

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 3607
2016: 3777
2015: 299
2014: 289
2013: 310
2012: 259
2011: 233
2010: 244
2009: 255
2008: 246

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

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

2017: 10.957
2016: 11.53
2015: 9.17
2014: 8.89
2013: 9.58
2012: 8.05
2011: 7.27
2010: 7.65
2009: 8.02
2008: 7.78

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 957
2016: 1017
2015: 88
2014: 74
2013: 88
2012: 83
2011: 79
2010: 70
2009: 85
2008: 73

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

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

2017: 2.817
2016: 3
2015: 2.62
2014: 2.21
2013: 2.64
2012: 2.50
2011: 2.39
2010: 2.13
2009: 2.59
2008: 2.24

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 3717
2016: 3687
2015: 294
2014: 259
2013: 2988
2012: 251
2011: 202
2010: 223
2009: 245
2008: 235
2007: 251
2006: 264
2005: 257
2004: 224
2003: 247
2002: 242
2001: 290
2000: 218
1999: 271

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 5.567
2016: 5.55
2015: 4.44
2014: 3.93
2013: 4.54
2012: 3.84
2011: 3.10
2010: 3.44
2009: 3.79
2008: 3.66
2007: 3.93
2006: 4.17
2005: 4.09
2004: 3.59
2003: 3.99
2002: 3.93
2001: 4.73
2000: 3.59
1999: 4.48

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 3017
2016: 3097
2015: 244
2014: 229
2013: 254
2012: 208
2011: 162
2010: 188
2009: 209
2008: 185

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 9.167
2016: 9.45
2015: 7.48
2014: 7.05
2013: 7.85
2012: 6.46
2011: 5.05
2010: 5.89
2009: 6.58
2008: 5.85

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 707
2016: 597
2015: 50
2014: 30
2013: 44
2012: 43
2011: 40
2010: 35
2009: 36
2008: 50

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 2.077
2016: 1.75
2015: 1.49
2014: 0.90
2013: 1.32
2012: 1.30
2011: 1.21
2010: 1.06
2009: 1.10
2008: 1.53

Handgun Homicides

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

2017: 14710 11
2016: 169
2015: 147
2014: 166
2013: 149
2012: 128
2011: 115
2010: 83
2009: 136
2008: 134
2007: 160
2006: 171
2005: 171
2004: 144
2003: 153
2002: 150
2001: 162
2000: 152
1999: 210
1998: 231
1997: 185
1996: 161
1995: 190

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 2.2013
2016: 2.55
2015: 2.22
2014: 2.52
2013: 2.27
2012: 1.96
2011: 1.76
2010: 1.28
2009: 2.11
2008: 2.09
2007: 2.51
2006: 2.70
2005: 2.72
2004: 2.31
2003: 2.47
2002: 2.44
2001: 2.64
2000: 2.50
1999: 3.47
1998: 3.85
1997: 3.11
1996: 2.73
1995: 3.25

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

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

2017: 207
2016: 23
2015: 26
2014: 16
2013: 18
2012: 19
2011: 17
2010: 20
2009: 12
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 13
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 16
1999: 14

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

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

2017: 0.307
2016: 0.35
2015: 0.39
2014: 0.24
2013: 0.27
2012: 0.29
2011: 0.26
2010: 0.31
2009: 0.19
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 Indiana, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male handgun homicides total

2017: 147
2016: 197
2015: 21
2014: 12
2013: 15
2012: 18
2011: 14
2010: 17
2009: 11
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 0.437
2016: 0.58
2015: 0.64
2014: 0.37
2013: 0.46
2012: 0.56
2011: 0.44
2010: 0.53
2009: 0.35
2008: 0

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 67
2016: 4
2015: 5
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 1
2011: 3
2010: 3
2009: 1
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 0.187
2016: 0.12
2015: 0.15
2014: 0.12
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.03
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.03
2008: 0

Long Gun Homicides

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

2017: 2010 11
2016: 14
2015: 14
2014: 8
2013: 13
2012: 16
2011: 21
2010: 18
2009: 22
2008: 20
2007: 21
2006: 30
2005: 27
2004: 16
2003: 19
2002: 20
2001: 24
2000: 8
1999: 15
1998: 28
1997: 26
1996: 17
1995: 29

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.3013
2016: 0.21
2015: 0.21
2014: 0.12
2013: 0.20
2012: 0.24
2011: 0.32
2010: 0.28
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.31
2007: 0.33
2006: 0.47
2005: 0.43
2004: 0.26
2003: 0.31
2002: 0.32
2001: 0.39
2000: 0.13
1999: 0.25
1998: 0.47
1997: 0.44
1996: 0.29
1995: 0.50

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

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

2017: 107
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 10
2012: 10
2011: 12
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 11
2006: 16
2005: 10
2004: 11
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 23
2000: 11
1999: 14

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

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

2017: 0.157
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0.15
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.18
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: 0.38
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

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

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

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

2017: 0.307
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.31
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Indiana, 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: 2
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

ChartIn Indiana, 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: 0.06
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

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

2017: 12410 17
2016: 104
2015: 48
2014: 48
2013: 76
2012: 61
2011: 47
2010: 41
2009: 51
2008: 66
2007: 50
2006: 38
2005: 40
2004: 48
2003: 72
2002: 36
2001: 73
2000: 46
1999: 13
1998: 20
1997: 19
1996: 22
1995: 29

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

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

2017: 1.8613
2016: 1.57
2015: 0.73
2014: 0.73
2013: 1.16
2012: 3.40
2011: 2.65
2010: 3.02
2009: 3.51
2008: 3.47
2007: 0.78
2006: 0.60
2005: 0.64
2004: 0.77
2003: 1.16
2002: 0.58
2001: 1.19
2000: 0.76
1999: 0.22
1998: 0.33
1997: 0.32
1996: 0.37
1995: 0.50

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 3417
2016: 3437
2015: 263
2014: 238
2013: 2707 11
2012: 222
2011: 173
2010: 196
2009: 227
2008: 223
2007: 231
2006: 241
2005: 234
2004: 205
2003: 234
2002: 227
2001: 261
2000: 191
1999: 243

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

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

2017: 5.117
2016: 5.17
2015: 3.97
2014: 3.61
2013: 4.11
2012: 3.40
2011: 2.65
2010: 3.02
2009: 3.51
2008: 3.47
2007: 3.62
2006: 3.81
2005: 3.73
2004: 3.29
2003: 3.78
2002: 3.69
2001: 4.26
2000: 3.14
1999: 4.02

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 2777
2016: 2897
2015: 219
2014: 213
2013: 232
2012: 182
2011: 138
2010: 166
2009: 193
2008: 177

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

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

2017: 8.437
2016: 8.84
2015: 6.71
2014: 6.55
2013: 7.17
2012: 5.66
2011: 4.30
2010: 5.20
2009: 6.07
2008: 5.60

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 647
2016: 547
2015: 44
2014: 25
2013: 38
2012: 40
2011: 35
2010: 30
2009: 34
2008: 46

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

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

2017: 1.897
2016: 1.61
2015: 1.31
2014: 0.75
2013: 1.14
2012: 1.21
2011: 1.06
2010: 0.91
2009: 1.04
2008: 1.41

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 1,0927
2016: 1,0337
2015: 959
2014: 947
2013: 943
2012: 940
2011: 878
2010: 864
2009: 826
2008: 809
2007: 790
2006: 824
2005: 745
2004: 704
2003: 736
2002: 743
2001: 715
2000: 683
1999: 628

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

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

2017: 16.387
2016: 15.57
2015: 14.49
2014: 14.36
2013: 14.35
2012: 14.38
2011: 13.47
2010: 13.33
2009: 12.79
2008: 12.59
2007: 12.38
2006: 13.01
2005: 11.87
2004: 11.29
2003: 11.88
2002: 12.07
2001: 11.67
2000: 11.23
1999: 10.39

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 8967
2016: 8397
2015: 771
2014: 756
2013: 755
2012: 750
2011: 683
2010: 672
2009: 680
2008: 650

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

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

2017: 27.267
2016: 25.66
2015: 23.64
2014: 23.27
2013: 23.33
2012: 23.31
2011: 21.30
2010: 21.07
2009: 21.40
2008: 20.56

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 1967
2016: 1947
2015: 188
2014: 191
2013: 188
2012: 190
2011: 195
2010: 192
2009: 146
2008: 159

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

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

2017: 5.807
2016: 5.77
2015: 5.60
2014: 5.71
2013: 5.64
2012: 5.72
2011: 5.89
2010: 5.83
2009: 4.45
2008: 4.87

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 6047
2016: 5917
2015: 517
2014: 528
2013: 5238
2012: 513
2011: 411
2010: 455
2009: 458
2008: 450
2007: 392
2006: 442
2005: 416
2004: 385
2003: 418
2002: 448
2001: 411
2000: 411
1999: 368

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 9.067
2016: 8.91
2015: 7.81
2014: 8
2013: 7.96
2012: 7.85
2011: 6.31
2010: 7.02
2009: 7.09
2008: 7
2007: 6.14
2006: 6.98
2005: 6.63
2004: 6.18
2003: 6.75
2002: 7.28
2001: 6.71
2000: 6.76
1999: 6.09

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 5347
2016: 5067
2015: 450
2014: 462
2013: 452
2012: 443
2011: 358
2010: 387
2009: 410
2008: 390

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 16.257
2016: 15.48
2015: 13.80
2014: 14.22
2013: 13.97
2012: 13.77
2011: 11.16
2010: 12.13
2009: 12.90
2008: 12.34

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 707
2016: 857
2015: 67
2014: 66
2013: 71
2012: 70
2011: 53
2010: 68
2009: 48
2008: 60

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 2.077
2016: 2.53
2015: 2
2014: 1.97
2013: 2.13
2012: 2.11
2011: 1.60
2010: 2.06
2009: 1.46
2008: 1.84

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 837
2016: 837
2015: 79
2014: 81
2013: 837
2012: 80
2011: 66
2010: 65
2009: 67
2008: 82
2007: 59
2006: 56
2005: 58
2004: 58
2003: 69
2002: 57
2001: 38
2000: 60
1999: 71

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.247
2016: 1.25
2015: 1.19
2014: 1.23
2013: 1.26
2012: 1.22
2011: 1.01
2010: 1
2009: 1.04
2008: 1.28
2007: 0.92
2006: 0.88
2005: 0.92
2004: 0.93
2003: 1.11
2002: 0.93
2001: 0.62
2000: 0.99
1999: 1.17

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 687
2016: 697
2015: 70
2014: 69
2013: 67
2012: 68
2011: 58
2010: 48
2009: 56
2008: 68

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 2.077
2016: 2.11
2015: 2.15
2014: 2.12
2013: 2.07
2012: 2.11
2011: 1.81
2010: 1.50
2009: 1.76
2008: 2.15

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 157
2016: 147
2015: 9
2014: 12
2013: 16
2012: 12
2011: 8
2010: 17
2009: 11
2008: 14

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.447
2016: 0.42
2015: 0.27
2014: 0.36
2013: 0.48
2012: 0.36
2011: 0.24
2010: 0.52
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.43

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Indiana, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 397
2016: 337
2015: 22
2014: 28
2013: 257
2012: 29
2011: 24
2010: 41
2009: 29
2008: 35
2007: 36
2006: 36
2005: 36
2004: 38
2003: 38
2002: 45
2001: 41
2000: 51
1999: 37

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.587
2016: 0.50
2015: 0.33
2014: 0.42
2013: 0.38
2012: 0.44
2011: 0.37
2010: 0.63
2009: 0.45
2008: 0.54
2007: 0.56
2006: 0.57
2005: 0.57
2004: 0.61
2003: 0.61
2002: 0.73
2001: 0.67
2000: 0.84
1999: 0.61

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 397
2016: 337
2015: 21
2014: 27
2013: 25
2012: 27
2011: 23
2010: 40
2009: 28
2008: 34

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.197
2016: 1.01
2015: 0.64
2014: 0.83
2013: 0.77
2012: 0.84
2011: 0.72
2010: 1.25
2009: 0.88
2008: 1.08

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 07
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 1
2014: 1
2013: 0 (suppressed)
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 1
2009: 1
2008: 1

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 07
2016: 07
2015: 0.03
2014: 0.03
2013: 0
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.03

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Indiana, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 4827
2016: 4757
2015: 416
2014: 419
2013: 4157
2012: 404
2011: 321
2010: 349
2009: 362
2008: 333
2007: 297
2006: 350
2005: 322
2004: 289
2003: 311
2002: 346
2001: 332
2000: 300
1999: 260

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

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

2017: 7.237
2016: 7.16
2015: 6.28
2014: 6.35
2013: 6.32
2012: 6.18
2011: 4.93
2010: 5.38
2009: 5.60
2008: 5.18
2007: 4.66
2006: 5.53
2005: 5.13
2004: 4.64
2003: 5.02
2002: 5.62
2001: 5.42
2000: 4.93
1999: 4.30

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 4277
2016: 4047
2015: 359
2014: 366
2013: 360
2012: 348
2011: 277
2010: 299
2009: 326
2008: 288

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

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

2017: 12.997
2016: 12.36
2015: 11.01
2014: 11.26
2013: 11.12
2012: 10.81
2011: 8.64
2010: 9.37
2009: 10.26
2008: 9.11

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Indiana, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 557
2016: 717
2015: 57
2014: 53
2013: 55
2012: 56
2011: 44
2010: 50
2009: 36
2008: 45

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

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

2017: 1.637
2016: 2.11
2015: 1.70
2014: 1.58
2013: 1.65
2012: 1.69
2011: 1.33
2010: 1.52
2009: 1.10
2008: 1.38

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 137
2016: 207
2015: 14
2014: 15
2013: 15
2012: 14
2011: 14
2010: 18
2009: 22
2008: 21
2007: 15
2006: 20
2005: 13
2004: 14
2003: 16
2002: 24
2001: 21
2000: 23
1999: 23

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.197
2016: 0.30
2015: 0.21
2014: 0.23
2013: 0.23
2012: 0.21
2011: 0.21
2010: 0.28
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.24
2006: 0.32
2005: 0.21
2004: 0.22
2003: 0.26
2002: 0.39
2001: 0.34
2000: 0.38
1999: 0.38

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 127
2016: 207
2015: 12
2014: 14
2013: 11
2012: 12
2011: 13
2010: 18
2009: 19
2008: 18

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.377
2016: 0.61
2015: 0.37
2014: 0.43
2013: 0.34
2012: 0.37
2011: 0.41
2010: 0.56
2009: 0.60
2008: 0.57

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 17
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 2
2014: 1
2013: 4
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 3
2008: 3

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.037
2016: 07
2015: 0.06
2014: 0.03
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.03
2010: 0
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.09

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

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

2017: 127
2016: 167
2015: 10
2014: 10
2013: 10
2012: 10
2011: 10
2010: 17
2009: 19
2008: 17
2007: 12
2006: 14
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 11
2003: 13
2002: 13
2001: 19
2000: 18
1999: 20

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

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

2017: 0.187
2016: 0.24
2015: 0.15
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.15
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.26
2009: 0.29
2008: 0.26
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: 0.33

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2017: 117
2016: 167
2015: 10
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 10
2010: 17
2009: 16
2008: 15

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

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

2017: 0.337
2016: 0.49
2015: 0.31
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.31
2010: 0.53
2009: 0.50
2008: 0.47

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

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

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

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

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

2017: 0.037
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.06

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 157
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: 10
2007: 7
2006: 8
2005: 9
2004: 8
2003: 6
2002: 3
2001: 4
2000: 10
1999: 10

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

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

2017: 0.227
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.11
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.14
2004: 0.13
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.07
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.17

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 147
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 Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.437
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 Indiana, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 17
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 Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.037
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 117
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 Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.167
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 Indiana, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 107
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 Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause male gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.307
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 Indiana, annual female deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 17
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 Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause female gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.037
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 137
2016: 117
2015: 12
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 15
2012: 13
2011: 10
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 9
2006: 10
2005: 13
2004: 6
2003: 12
2002: 11
2001: 719
2000: 4
1999: 8
1997: 8
1996: 8
1995: 8

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 Indiana at a rate of 31.320 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Indiana ranked at No. 820 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 Indiana is categorised as permissive21

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Indiana includes the Indiana Code and the Constitution of Indiana 185122

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Indiana are regulated by the State of Indiana23 24 25

Right to Possess Firearms

In Indiana, 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 Indiana, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns with few exceptions,29 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,30 .50 calibre rifles31 and large capacity ammunition magazines32 24 25

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Indiana, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited with only narrow exemptions29 33 24 25

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Indiana, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence30 24 25

Regulation of Handguns

In Indiana, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence34 35 24 25

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Indiana, non-prohibited persons of minimum age34 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 Indiana is 18 years (no minimum age for purchase)36 24 25

Domestic Violence and Firearms

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

Firearm Safety Training

In Indiana, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is not required38 24 25

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Indiana, the law does not require (voluntary handgun registration)39 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 Indiana, licensed firearm dealers are not 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 Indiana, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted41 24 25

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Indiana, 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 Indiana is not obliged43 41 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 Indiana is obliged43 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Indiana, 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 Indiana is reported to be

2015: 2,99445
2014: 2,98346
2013: 2,96147
2012: 2,82548
2011: 2,66749

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Indiana, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined50 24 25

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Indiana, 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 Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana include54 52 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 Indiana, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law55 56 57 58 24 25

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Indiana, 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 Indiana, 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 guns)60 24 25

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Indiana, 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 Indiana, 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 Indiana, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (recognises all states)38 24 25 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Indiana, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt38 24 25 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Indiana, private guns are prohibited in commercial or charter aircrafts, airports, riverboat casinos, state fair grounds, care facilities (children), ports,62 vehicles (loaded, exposed firearms)54 and schools63 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 Indiana as ‘D-’64

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

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

2011: 465
2010: 466
2009: 667
2008: 868
2007: 869

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Indiana at No. 3170 among 50 US States


Short References

1.

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