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Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

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

2004: 34.0%1
2002: 32.1%2
2001: 32.4%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2004: 38.97%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

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

2001/2010: 50.7%5 6
1991/2000: 58.7%
1981/1990: 57.0%

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Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Ohio, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1,5897
2016: 1,5247
2015: 1,397
2014: 1,2118
2013: 1,289
2012: 1,263
2011: 1,227
2010: 1,148
2009: 991
2008: 1,115
2007: 1,105
2006: 1,114
2005: 1,116
2004: 1,036
2003: 934
2002: 1,069
2001: 1,029
2000: 890
1999: 939

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2017: 13.637
2016: 13.12
2015: 12.03
2014: 10.44
2013: 11.14
2012: 10.94
2011: 10.63
2010: 9.95
2009: 8.60
2008: 9.68
2007: 9.61
2006: 9.70
2005: 9.74
2004: 9.05
2003: 8.17
2002: 9.37
2001: 9.04
2000: 7.84
1999: 8.28

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Ohio, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1,3747
2016: 1,3047
2015: 1,197
2014: 1,054
2013: 1,114
2012: 1,073
2011: 1,057
2010: 997
2009: 848
2008: 990

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 24.057
2016: 22.91
2015: 21.05
2014: 18.57
2013: 19.68
2012: 19.02
2011: 18.74
2010: 17.70
2009: 15.07
2008: 17.62

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Ohio, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 2157
2016: 2207
2015: 200
2014: 157
2013: 175
2012: 190
2011: 170
2010: 151
2009: 143
2008: 125

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 3.627
2016: 3.71
2015: 3.37
2014: 2.65
2013: 2.96
2012: 3.22
2011: 2.88
2010: 2.56
2009: 2.42
2008: 2.12

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Ohio, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 8157
2016: 7087
2015: 658
2014: 571
2013: 632
2012: 619
2011: 603
2010: 558
2009: 533
2008: 593
2007: 639
2006: 666
2005: 630
2004: 563
2003: 520
2002: 549
2001: 524
2000: 465
1999: 450

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

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

2017: 6.997
2016: 6.10
2015: 5.67
2014: 4.92
2013: 5.46
2012: 5.36
2011: 5.22
2010: 4.84
2009: 4.62
2008: 5.15
2007: 5.56
2006: 5.80
2005: 5.50
2004: 4.92
2003: 4.55
2002: 4.81
2001: 4.60
2000: 4.10
1999: 3.97

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Ohio, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 6367
2016: 5467
2015: 514
2014: 467
2013: 490
2012: 471
2011: 480
2010: 439
2009: 411
2008: 461

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

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

2017: 11.137
2016: 9.59
2015: 9.04
2014: 8.23
2013: 8.66
2012: 8.35
2011: 8.51
2010: 7.79
2009: 7.30
2008: 8.20

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Ohio, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 1797
2016: 1627
2015: 144
2014: 104
2013: 142
2012: 148
2011: 123
2010: 119
2009: 122
2008: 132

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

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

2017: 3.017
2016: 2.74
2015: 2.43
2014: 1.76
2013: 2.40
2012: 2.51
2011: 2.08
2010: 2.02
2009: 2.07
2008: 2.24

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Ohio, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 6217
2016: 5577
2015: 484
2014: 422
2013: 4478
2012: 437
2011: 453
2010: 396
2009: 366
2008: 402
2007: 413
2006: 451
2005: 408
2004: 340
2003: 321
2002: 353
2001: 316
2000: 253
1999: 256

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 5.337
2016: 4.80
2015: 4.17
2014: 3.64
2013: 3.86
2012: 3.79
2011: 3.92
2010: 3.43
2009: 3.17
2008: 3.49
2007: 3.59
2006: 3.93
2005: 3.56
2004: 2.97
2003: 2.81
2002: 3.09
2001: 2.77
2000: 2.23
1999: 2.26

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 5187
2016: 4577
2015: 403
2014: 364
2013: 381
2012: 354
2011: 377
2010: 334
2009: 293
2008: 349

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 9.077
2016: 8.03
2015: 7.09
2014: 6.41
2013: 6.73
2012: 6.27
2011: 6.69
2010: 5.93
2009: 5.21
2008: 6.21

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 1037
2016: 1007
2015: 81
2014: 58
2013: 66
2012: 83
2011: 76
2010: 62
2009: 73
2008: 53

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.737
2016: 1.69
2015: 1.37
2014: 0.98
2013: 1.12
2012: 1.41
2011: 1.29
2010: 1.05
2009: 1.24
2008: 0.90

Handgun Homicides

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

2017: 22610 11
2016: 197
2015: 184
2014: 180
2013: 208
2012: 176
2011: 187
2010: 176
2009: 193
2008: 175
2007: 187
2006: 233
2005: 198
2004: 160
2003: 195
2002: 222
2001: 198
2000: 143
1999: 162
1998: 174
1997: 198
1996: 270
1995: 297

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.9413
2016: 1.69
2015: 1.59
2014: 1.55
2013: 1.80
2012: 1.52
2011: 1.62
2010: 1.53
2009: 1.67
2008: 1.52
2007: 1.63
2006: 2.03
2005: 1.73
2004: 1.40
2003: 1.71
2002: 1.95
2001: 1.74
2000: 1.26
1999: 1.43
1998: 1.54
1997: 1.76
1996: 2.40
1995: 2.65

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

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

2017: 157
2016: 20
2015: 29
2014: 25
2013: 28
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 17
2010: 14
2009: 12
2008: 14
2007: 19
2006: 28
2005: 43
2004: 55
2003: 43
2002: 31
2001: 22
2000: 15
1999: 13

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

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

2017: 0.137
2016: 0.17
2015: 0.25
2014: 0.22
2013: 0.24
2012: 0
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.12
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.12
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.24
2005: 0.38
2004: 0.48
2003: 0.38
2002: 0.27
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 117
2016: 177
2015: 24
2014: 16
2013: 24
2012: 0
2011: 16
2010: 11
2009: 0
2008: 13

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

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

2017: 0.197
2016: 0.30
2015: 0.42
2014: 0.28
2013: 0.42
2012: 0
2011: 0.28
2010: 0.20
2009: 0
2008: 0.23

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 47
2016: 3
2015: 5
2014: 9
2013: 4
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 3
2009: 0
2008: 1

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

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

2017: 0.077
2016: 0.05
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.07
2012: 0
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.05
2009: 0
2008: 0.02

Long Gun Homicides

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

2017: 1610 11
2016: 15
2015: 19
2014: 4
2013: 7
2012: 13
2011: 21
2010: 9
2009: 11
2008: 10
2007: 21
2006: 11
2005: 27
2004: 25
2003: 14
2002: 24
2001: 17
2000: 20
1999: 7
1998: 23
1997: 13
1996: 19
1995: 30

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.1413
2016: 0.13
2015: 0.16
2014: 0.03
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.09
2007: 0.18
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.24
2004: 0.22
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.21
2001: 0.15
2000: 0.18
1999: 0.06
1998: 0.20
1997: 0.12
1996: 0.17
1995: 0.27

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

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

2017: 177
2016: 10
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 12
2012: 11
2011: 16
2010: 10
2009: 21
2008: 14
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 14
2005: 18
2004: 21
2003: 14
2002: 25
2001: 17
2000: 15
1999: 12

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

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

2017: 0.157
2016: 0.09
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0.10
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.18
2008: 0.12
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.18
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.22
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 117
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 11
2012: 0
2011: 13
2010: 0
2009: 10
2008: 13

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

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

2017: 0.197
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0.19
2012: 0
2011: 0.23
2010: 0
2009: 0.18
2008: 0.23

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2017: 67
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 3
2010: 0
2009: 11
2008: 1

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

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

2017: 0.107
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0.02
2012: 0
2011: 0.05
2010: 0
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.02

Gun Homicides (Other)

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

2017: 24310 17
2016: 240
2015: 113
2014: 93
2013: 94
2012: 89
2011: 136
2010: 125
2009: 107
2008: 108
2007: 91
2006: 90
2005: 88
2004: 60
2003: 36
2002: 43
2001: 37
2000: 18
1999: 30
1998: 13
1997: 18
1996: 11
1995: 8

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

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

2017: 2.0813
2016: 2.06
2015: 0.97
2014: 0.80
2013: 0.81
2012: 3.64
2011: 3.64
2010: 3.22
2009: 2.89
2008: 3.25
2007: 0.79
2006: 0.78
2005: 0.77
2004: 0.52
2003: 0.31
2002: 0.38
2001: 0.32
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.26
1998: 0.11
1997: 0.16
1996: 0.10
1995: 0.07

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 5897
2016: 5277
2015: 446
2014: 389
2013: 4077 11
2012: 420
2011: 420
2010: 372
2009: 333
2008: 374
2007: 385
2006: 409
2005: 347
2004: 264
2003: 264
2002: 297
2001: 277
2000: 223
1999: 231

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

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

2017: 5.057
2016: 4.54
2015: 3.84
2014: 3.36
2013: 3.52
2012: 3.64
2011: 3.64
2010: 3.22
2009: 2.89
2008: 3.25
2007: 3.35
2006: 3.56
2005: 3.03
2004: 2.31
2003: 2.31
2002: 2.60
2001: 2.43
2000: 1.96
1999: 2.04

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 4967
2016: 4337
2015: 372
2014: 343
2013: 346
2012: 343
2011: 348
2010: 314
2009: 274
2008: 323

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

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

2017: 8.687
2016: 7.61
2015: 6.54
2014: 6.04
2013: 6.11
2012: 6.08
2011: 6.17
2010: 5.58
2009: 4.87
2008: 5.75

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2017: 937
2016: 947
2015: 74
2014: 46
2013: 61
2012: 77
2011: 72
2010: 58
2009: 59
2008: 51

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

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

2017: 1.567
2016: 1.59
2015: 1.25
2014: 0.78
2013: 1.03
2012: 1.30
2011: 1.22
2010: 0.98
2009: 1
2008: 0.86

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Ohio, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 1,7387
2016: 1,7057
2015: 1,649
2014: 1,491
2013: 1,525
2012: 1,537
2011: 1,462
2010: 1,436
2009: 1,174
2008: 1,410
2007: 1,295
2006: 1,325
2005: 1,341
2004: 1,319
2003: 1,074
2002: 1,287
2001: 1,219
2000: 1,088
1999: 1,102

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

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

2017: 14.917
2016: 14.68
2015: 14.20
2014: 12.86
2013: 13.18
2012: 13.31
2011: 12.66
2010: 12.45
2009: 10.18
2008: 12.24
2007: 11.26
2006: 11.54
2005: 11.70
2004: 11.52
2003: 9.39
2002: 11.28
2001: 10.70
2000: 9.58
1999: 9.72

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Ohio, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 1,4117
2016: 1,3407
2015: 1,310
2014: 1,163
2013: 1,186
2012: 1,220
2011: 1,164
2010: 1,142
2009: 938
2008: 1,122

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

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

2017: 24.707
2016: 23.54
2015: 23.04
2014: 20.49
2013: 20.96
2012: 21.62
2011: 20.64
2010: 20.28
2009: 16.67
2008: 19.97

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Ohio, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 3277
2016: 3657
2015: 339
2014: 328
2013: 339
2012: 317
2011: 298
2010: 294
2009: 236
2008: 288

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

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

2017: 5.507
2016: 6.16
2015: 5.72
2014: 5.54
2013: 5.73
2012: 5.37
2011: 5.05
2010: 4.98
2009: 4
2008: 4.88

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Ohio, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 9187
2016: 9267
2015: 861
2014: 744
2013: 8008
2012: 784
2011: 726
2010: 724
2009: 590
2008: 684
2007: 659
2006: 626
2005: 668
2004: 657
2003: 572
2002: 675
2001: 671
2000: 584
1999: 626

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 7.877
2016: 7.97
2015: 7.41
2014: 6.42
2013: 6.91
2012: 6.79
2011: 6.29
2010: 6.28
2009: 5.12
2008: 5.94
2007: 5.73
2006: 5.45
2005: 5.83
2004: 5.74
2003: 5.00
2002: 5.92
2001: 5.89
2000: 5.14
1999: 5.52

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 8117
2016: 8097
2015: 750
2014: 649
2013: 694
2012: 681
2011: 635
2010: 637
2009: 521
2008: 615

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 14.207
2016: 14.21
2015: 13.19
2014: 11.44
2013: 12.26
2012: 12.07
2011: 11.26
2010: 11.31
2009: 9.26
2008: 10.95

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 1077
2016: 1177
2015: 111
2014: 95
2013: 106
2012: 103
2011: 91
2010: 87
2009: 69
2008: 69

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.807
2016: 1.98
2015: 1.87
2014: 1.60
2013: 1.79
2012: 1.75
2011: 1.54
2010: 1.47
2009: 1.17
2008: 1.17

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Ohio, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 1357
2016: 1727
2015: 114
2014: 89
2013: 987
2012: 78
2011: 50
2010: 40
2009: 44
2008: 42
2007: 40
2006: 46
2005: 64
2004: 87
2003: 74
2002: 70
2001: 70
2000: 69
1999: 70

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.167
2016: 1.48
2015: 0.98
2014: 0.77
2013: 0.85
2012: 0.68
2011: 0.43
2010: 0.35
2009: 0.38
2008: 0.36
2007: 0.35
2006: 0.40
2005: 0.56
2004: 0.76
2003: 0.65
2002: 0.61
2001: 0.61
2000: 0.61
1999: 0.62

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 1137
2016: 1497
2015: 95
2014: 75
2013: 78
2012: 65
2011: 42
2010: 36
2009: 36
2008: 36

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.987
2016: 2.62
2015: 1.67
2014: 1.32
2013: 1.38
2012: 1.15
2011: 0.74
2010: 0.64
2009: 0.64
2008: 0.64

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 227
2016: 237
2015: 19
2014: 14
2013: 20
2012: 13
2011: 8
2010: 4
2009: 8
2008: 6

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.377
2016: 0.39
2015: 0.32
2014: 0.24
2013: 0.34
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.14
2008: 0.10

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Ohio, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 897
2016: 85
2015: 90
2014: 64
2013: 91
2012: 85
2011: 74
2010: 91
2009: 80
2008: 82
2007: 84
2006: 75
2005: 97
2004: 83
2003: 72
2002: 88
2001: 81
2000: 74
1999: 78

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.767
2016: 0.73
2015: 0.77
2014: 0.55
2013: 0.79
2012: 0.74
2011: 0.64
2010: 0.79
2009: 0.69
2008: 0.71
2007: 0.73
2006: 0.65
2005: 0.85
2004: 0.72
2003: 0.63
2002: 0.77
2001: 0.71
2000: 0.65
1999: 0.69

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 867
2016: 797
2015: 84
2014: 60
2013: 87
2012: 76
2011: 71
2010: 86
2009: 76
2008: 80

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.517
2016: 1.39
2015: 1.48
2014: 1.06
2013: 1.54
2012: 1.35
2011: 1.26
2010: 1.53
2009: 1.35
2008: 1.42

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 37
2016: 6
2015: 6
2014: 4
2013: 4
2012: 9
2011: 3
2010: 5
2009: 4
2008: 2

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.057
2016: 0.10
2015: 0.10
2014: 0.07
2013: 0.07
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.03

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Ohio, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 6947
2016: 6697
2015: 657
2014: 591
2013: 6117
2012: 621
2011: 602
2010: 593
2009: 466
2008: 560
2007: 535
2006: 505
2005: 507
2004: 487
2003: 426
2002: 517
2001: 520
2000: 441
1999: 478

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

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

2017: 5.957
2016: 5.76
2015: 5.66
2014: 5.10
2013: 5.28
2012: 5.38
2011: 5.21
2010: 5.14
2009: 4.04
2008: 4.86
2007: 4.65
2006: 4.40
2005: 4.42
2004: 4.25
2003: 3.73
2002: 4.53
2001: 4.57
2000: 3.88
1999: 4.22

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 6127
2016: 5817
2015: 571
2014: 514
2013: 529
2012: 540
2011: 522
2010: 515
2009: 409
2008: 499

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

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

2017: 10.717
2016: 10.21
2015: 10.04
2014: 9.06
2013: 9.35
2012: 9.57
2011: 9.26
2010: 9.14
2009: 7.27
2008: 8.88

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Ohio, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 827
2016: 887
2015: 86
2014: 77
2013: 82
2012: 81
2011: 80
2010: 78
2009: 57
2008: 61

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

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

2017: 1.387
2016: 1.49
2015: 1.45
2014: 1.30
2013: 1.39
2012: 1.37
2011: 1.35
2010: 1.32
2009: 0.97
2008: 1.03

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Ohio, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 197
2016: 12
2015: 15
2014: 18
2013: 21
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 18
2010: 0
2009: 19
2008: 12
2007: 14
2006: 25
2005: 24
2004: 20
2003: 21
2002: 19
2001: 26
2000: 35
1999: 34

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.167
2016: 0.10
2015: 0.13
2014: 0.16
2013: 0.18
2012: 0
2011: 0.16
2010: 0
2009: 0.16
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.22
2005: 0.21
2004: 0.17
2003: 0.18
2002: 0.17
2001: 0.23
2000: 0.31
1999: 0.30

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Ohio, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 167
2016: 117
2015: 10
2014: 17
2013: 19
2012: 0
2011: 18
2010: 0
2009: 19
2008: 12

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.287
2016: 0.19
2015: 0.18
2014: 0.30
2013: 0.34
2012: 0
2011: 0.32
2010: 0
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.21

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Ohio, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 37
2016: 1
2015: 5
2014: 1
2013: 2
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.057
2016: 0.02
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.03
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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: 10
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 167
2016: 10
2015: 13
2014: 12
2013: 13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 16
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 15
2008: 10
2007: 10
2006: 22
2005: 18
2004: 12
2003: 17
2002: 16
2001: 13
2000: 22
1999: 26

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

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

2017: 0.147
2016: 0.09
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.11
2012: 0
2011: 0.14
2010: 0
2009: 0.13
2008: 0.09
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.19
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.19
1999: 0.23

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2017: 147
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 11
2013: 11
2012: 0
2011: 16
2010: 0
2009: 15
2008: 10

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

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

2017: 0.257
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0.19
2013: 0.19
2012: 0
2011: 0.28
2010: 0
2009: 0.27
2008: 0.18

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2017: 27
2016: 0 (suppressed)7
2015: 0 (suppressed)
2014: 1
2013: 2
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 0.037
2016: 07
2015: 0
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.03
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 107
2016: 14
2015: 19
2014: 10
2013: 0 (suppressed)8
2012: 18
2011: 10
2010: 10
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 9
2006: 5
2005: 5
2004: 10
2003: 6
2002: 12
2001: 8
2000: 11
1999: 11

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

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

2017: 0.097
2016: 0.12
2015: 0.16
2014: 0.09
2013: 0
2012: 0.16
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.09
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.09
2003: 0.05
2002: 0.11
2001: 0.07
2000: 0.10
1999: 0.10

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 127
2015: 16
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 16
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 0.21
2015: 0.28
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0.28
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

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

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

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

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

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 07
2016: 13
2015: 16
2014: 0 (suppressed)
2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 14
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 Ohio, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 07
2016: 0.11
2015: 0.14
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0.12
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 Ohio, annual male deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 07
2016: 117
2015: 14
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 12
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 07
2016: 0.19
2015: 0.25
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0.21
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

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

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

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

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

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Ohio, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 217
2016: 157
2015: 18
2014: 17
2013: 13
2012: 16
2011: 20
2010: 10
2009: 10
2008: 0
2007: 8
2006: 11
2005: 3
2004: 3
2003: 10
2002: 15
2001: 1219
2000: 8
1999: 11
1998: 15
1997: 9
1996: 25
1995: 9

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 Ohio at a rate of 15.620 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Ohio ranked at No. 2720 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 Ohio is categorised as permissive21

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Ohio includes the Ohio Revised Code and the Constitution of Ohio 191222

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Ohio are regulated by the local and state governments (as long as local regulations do not conflict with State law)23 24 25

Right to Possess Firearms

In Ohio, 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 Ohio, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns (without a licence),29 certain types of assault weapons30 and large capacity ammunition magazines31 (without a permit), but civilians are allowed to possess .50 calibre rifles32 24 25

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Ohio, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to licensing and registration29 33 24 25

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

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

Regulation of Handguns

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

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Ohio, non-prohibited persons of minimum age35 34 24 25 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Ohio is 18 years for purchase of long guns, or 21 years for purchase of handguns (no minimum age for possession)36 24 25

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Ohio does not stipulate37 24 25 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Ohio, 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

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted41 24 25

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Ohio, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is not unlawful42 24 25

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Ohio is not obliged43 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 Ohio is not obliged (under State Law)43 24 25 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Ohio, 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 Ohio is reported to be

2015: 5,02745
2014: 5,08746
2013: 5,01447
2012: 4,71248
2011: 4,44649

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

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

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Ohio, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated51 24 25 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law55 56 57 58 24 25

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Ohio, 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 Ohio, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit60 24 25

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Ohio, 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 Ohio, 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 Ohio, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (by mutual agreement)38 24 25 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Ohio, 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 Ohio, private guns are prohibited in State Capitol Buildings, police and detention facilities, airports, care facilities, bars, court houses, churches (unless permitted), state-operated mental health facilities, day care centers, aircraft, private buildings prohibiting firearms, any prohibited place,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 Ohio as ‘D’64

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

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

2011: 765
2010: 966
2009: 1167
2008: 1368
2007: 1369

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Ohio at No. 2070 among 50 US States


Short References

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