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United States — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in the United States is 265,000,0001 2 to 393,347,0003 4 5

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

ChartThe estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) per 100 people in the United States is

2017: 120.503
2007: 101.054 6 2

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

In the United States, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be 87,079,0001 to 110,000,0004

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In the United States, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 53,371,0001 to 86,000,0004

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In the United States, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 111,300,0001 to 114,000,0004

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2017 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 206 countries, the United States ranked at No. 13

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2017 comparison of the rate of privately owned guns in 206 countries, the United States ranked at No.13

Proportion of Households with Firearms

ChartIn the United States, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2017: 42.0%7 8
2016: 39.0%
2015: 41.0%
2014: 31.0%9
2013: 37%10
2012: 33.1%9 10 11 12
2010: 31.1%
2008: 34.0%
2006: 33.1%
2004: 34.7%
2002: 33.5%
2000: 32.4%
1998: 34.8%
1996: 40.1%
1994: 40.6%
1993: 42.0%
1991: 39.6%
1990: 42.2%
1989: 46.0%
1988: 39.8%
1987: 46.0%
1985: 44.2%
1984: 44.9%
1982: 45.3%
1980: 47.3%
1977: 50.4%
1976: 46.5%
1974: 46.1%
1973: 47.0%

Proportion of Households with Rifles

ChartIn the United States, the percentage of households with one or more rifles is reported to be

2012: 20.5%13
2010: 19.4%
2008: 25.2%
2006: 20.4%
2004: 21.0%
2002: 22.2%
2000: 21.6%
1998: 22.5%
1996: 25.8%
1994: 27.3%
1993: 25.7%
1991: 27.8%
1990: 27.8%
1989: 29.6%
1988: 27.3%
1987: 30.0%
1985: 31.4%
1984: 29.6%
1982: 32.5%
1980: 31.2%
1977: 33.5%
1976: 30.5%
1974: 28.4%
1973: 30.8%

Proportion of Households with Shotguns

ChartIn the United States, the percentage of households with one or more shotguns is reported to be

2012: 21.4%14
2010: 19.7%
2008: 25.4%
2006: 20.3%
2004: 20.0%
2002: 23.2%
2000: 20.0%
1998: 22.1%
1996: 27.2%
1994: 27.1%
1993: 29.7%
1991: 29.0%
1990: 28.6%
1989: 30.6%
1988: 26.4%
1987: 30.9%
1985: 30.3%
1984: 28.7%
1982: 32.7%
1980: 33.0%
1977: 34.8%
1976: 30.5%
1974: 29.0%
1973: 29.0%

Proportion of Households with Handguns

ChartIn the United States, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2012: 21.9%15
2010: 19.6%
2008: 26.2%
2006: 20.0%
2004: 20.7%
2002: 21.0%
2000: 20.5%
1998: 20.5%
1996: 23.7%
1994: 26.2%
1993: 26.1%
1991: 22.1%
1990: 24.9%
1989: 26.8%
1988: 24.4%
1987: 26.1%
1985: 24.1%
1984: 21.4%
1982: 22.9%
1980: 24.9%
1977: 21.3%
1976: 22.2%
1974: 20.3%
1973: 20.3%

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

The number of licensed gun owners in the United States is reported to be

2021: 81,400,00016 17

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in the United States is reported to be

2021: 1,436,13818
2020: 1,436,138 19
2019: 1,268,16520
2018: 1,133,449
2017: 1,073,7433

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,21 but in the United States there are estimated to be

2017: 392,273,2573

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of the United States are reported to have 4,535,38022 firearms

Routine Arming of Police

In the United States, police officers on routine patrol carry one or more firearms23 24 25 26

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in the United States are reported to have 1,016,00027 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2019: 39,68228
2018: 39,740
2017: 39,773
2016: 38,65829
2015: 36,247
2014: 33,594
2013: 33,635
2012: 33,563
2011: 32,35129 30
2010: 31,67229
2009: 31,347
2008: 31,593
2007: 31,224
2006: 30,896
2005: 30,694
2004: 29,569
2003: 30,136
2002: 30,242
2001: 29,573
2000: 28,663
1999: 28,874

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2019: 12.0928
2018: 12.15
2017: 12.21
2016: 11.96
2015: 11.28
2014: 10.54
2013: 10.64
2012: 10.69
2011: 10.38
2010: 10.26
2009: 10.22
2008: 10.39
2007: 10.37
2006: 10.35
2005: 10.39
2004: 10.10
2003: 10.39
2002: 10.51
2001: 10.38
2000: 10.19
1999: 10.35

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2019: 34,02628
2018: 33,955
2017: 34,062
2016: 32,994
2015: 31,027
2014: 28,715
2013: 28,793
2012: 28,838
2011: 27,738
2010: 27,356
2009: 26,921
2008: 27,336
2007: 27,047
2006: 26,712
2005: 26,657
2004: 25,498
2003: 26,124
2002: 26,098
2001: 25,480
2000: 24,582
1999: 24,700

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 21.0528
2018: 21.07
2017: 21.23
2016: 20.74
2015: 19.61
2014: 18.30
2013: 18.50
2012: 18.67
2011: 18.10
2010: 18.02
2009: 17.85
2008: 18.29
2007: 18.27
2006: 18.22
2005: 18.36
2004: 17.73
2003: 18.34
2002: 18.48
2001: 18.21
2000: 17.81
1999: 18.06

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2019: 5,65628
2018: 5,785
2017: 5,711
2016: 5,664
2015: 5,220
2014: 4,879
2013: 4,842
2012: 4,725
2011: 4,613
2010: 4,316
2009: 4,426
2008: 4,257
2007: 4,177
2006: 4,184
2005: 4,037
2004: 4,071
2003: 4,012
2002: 4,144
2001: 4,093
2000: 4,081
1999: 4,174

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 3.4028
2018: 3.48
2017: 3.45
2016: 3.45
2015: 3.20
2014: 3.01
2013: 3.02
2012: 2.96
2011: 2.91
2010: 2.75
2009: 2.84
2008: 2.75
2007: 2.73
2006: 2.76
2005: 2.69
2004: 2.73
2003: 2.72
2002: 2.83
2001: 2.82
2000: 2.85
1999: 2.93

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual homicides by any means31 total

2020: 24,57632
2019: 18,91328
2018: 18,599
2017: 19,269
2016: 19,103
2015: 17,525
2014: 15,625
2013: 15,863
2012: 16,443
2011: 16,010
2010: 16,008
2009: 16,550
2008: 17,580
2007: 18,126
2006: 18,313
2005: 17,887
2004: 17,165
2003: 17,510
2002: 17,442
2001: 17,182
2000: 16,590
1999: 16,749
1998: 14,27633 34
1997: 18,20835 34
1996: 19,645
1995: 21,606

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

ChartIn the United States, the annual rate of homicide by any means36 per 100,000 population is

2020: 7.532
2019: 5.7628
2018: 5.68
2017: 5.92
2016: 5.91
2015: 5.45
2014: 4.90
2013: 5.02
2012: 5.24
2011: 5.14
2010: 5.18
2009: 5.39
2008: 5.78
2007: 6.02
2006: 6.14
2005: 6.05
2004: 5.86
2003: 6.04
2002: 6.06
2001: 6.03
2000: 5.90
1999: 6
1998: 5.1933 34
1997: 6.734
1996: 7.3
1995: 8.1
1993: 9.9337

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual male homicides by any means total

2019: 15,08328
2018: 14,633
2017: 15,317
2016: 15,253
2015: 14,051
2014: 12,334
2013: 12,516
2012: 13,002
2011: 12,552
2010: 12,558
2009: 12,916
2008: 13,925
2007: 14,341
2006: 14,512
2005: 14,173
2004: 13,418
2003: 13,698
2002: 13,479
2001: 13,171
2000: 12,678
1999: 12,672

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

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

2019: 9.3328
2018: 9.08
2017: 9.55
2016: 9.59
2015: 8.88
2014: 7.86
2013: 8.04
2012: 8.42
2011: 8.19
2010: 8.27
2009: 8.56
2008: 9.32
2007: 9.69
2006: 9.90
2005: 9.76
2004: 9.33
2003: 9.62
2002: 9.54
2001: 9.42
2000: 9.18
1999: 9.26

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual female homicides by any means total

2019: 3,83028
2018: 3,966
2017: 3,952
2016: 3,85029
2015: 3,474
2014: 3,291
2013: 3,347
2012: 3,441
2011: 3,458
2010: 3,450
2009: 3,634
2008: 3,655
2007: 3,785
2006: 3,801
2005: 3,714
2004: 3,747
2003: 3,812
2002: 3,963
2001: 4,011
2000: 3,912
1999: 4,077

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

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

2019: 2.3028
2018: 2.39
2017: 2.39
2016: 2.35
2015: 2.13
2014: 2.03
2013: 2.09
2012: 2.16
2011: 2.18
2010: 2.20
2009: 2.33
2008: 2.36
2007: 2.47
2006: 2.51
2005: 2.47
2004: 2.52
2003: 2.58
2002: 2.71
2001: 2.76
2000: 2.73
1999: 2.87

Gun Homicides

ChartIn the United States, annual firearm homicides38 total

2020: 19,38432
2019: 14,38928
2018: 13,958
2017: 14,542
2016: 14,41529
2015: 12,974
2014: 11,008
2013: 11,207
2012: 11,62229 39
2011: 11,06829 30 40 39
2010: 11,07829 40 39 34 41
2009: 11,493
2008: 12,179
2007: 12,632
2006: 12,79129 34 41
2005: 12,35229 39 34 41
2004: 11,62429 34 41
2003: 11,920
2002: 11,82929 42 41
2001: 11,348
2000: 10,80129
1999: 10,82829 33
1998: 9,25733

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the United States, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population43 is

2020: 5.932
2019: 4.3828
2018: 4.27
2017: 4.46
2016: 4.46
2015: 4.04
2014: 3.45
2013: 3.55
2012: 3.70
2011: 3.55
2010: 3.59
2009: 3.75
2008: 4.01
2007: 4.19
2006: 4.29
2005: 4.18
2004: 3.97
2003: 4.11
2002: 4.11
2001: 3.98
2000: 3.84
1999: 3.88
1998: 3.3733
1993: 7.0744

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn the United States, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2012: 60%39
2011: 69.6%45 39 46 47
2010: 68.1%45 39
2009: 68.4%
2008: 68.3%
2007: 68.8%
2006: 68.9%
2005: 68.2%
2004: 67.0%45
2003: 67.2%
2002: 67.1%
2001: 55.9%
2000: 64.4%
1999: 64.1%
1998: 65.9%
1997: 68.0%
1996: 68.0%
1995: 69.0%
1994: 71.4%
1993: 71.2%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual male firearm homicides total

2019: 12,11228
2018: 11,641
2017: 12,220
2016: 12,21329
2015: 11,024
2014: 9,278
2013: 9,444
2012: 9,797
2011: 9,270
2010: 9,340
2009: 9,615
2008: 10,361
2007: 10,767
2006: 10,886
2005: 10,561
2004: 9,921
2003: 10,126
2002: 9,899
2001: 9,532
2000: 9,006
1999: 8,944

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 7.4928
2018: 7.22
2017: 7.62
2016: 7.68
2015: 6.97
2014: 5.91
2013: 6.07
2012: 6.34
2011: 6.05
2010: 6.15
2009: 6.38
2008: 6.93
2007: 7.27
2006: 7.42
2005: 7.27
2004: 6.90
2003: 7.11
2002: 7.01
2001: 6.81
2000: 6.52
1999: 6.54

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual female firearm homicides total

2019: 2,27728
2018: 2,317
2017: 2,322
2016: 2,20229
2015: 1,950
2014: 1,730
2013: 1,763
2012: 1,825
2011: 1,798
2010: 1,738
2009: 1,878
2008: 1,818
2007: 1,865
2006: 1,905
2005: 1,791
2004: 1,703
2003: 1,794
2002: 1,930
2001: 1,816
2000: 1,795
1999: 1,884

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1.3728
2018: 1.40
2017: 1.40
2016: 1.34
2015: 1.19
2014: 1.07
2013: 1.10
2012: 1.14
2011: 1.14
2010: 1.11
2009: 1.20
2008: 1.18
2007: 1.22
2006: 1.26
2005: 1.19
2004: 1.14
2003: 1.21
2002: 1.32
2001: 1.25
2000: 1.25
1999: 1.32

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn the United States, according to figures48 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2019: 6,36840 49
2018: 6,603
2017: 7,032
2016: 7,102
2015: 6,434
2014: 5,545
2013: 5,768
2012: 6,404
2011: 6,251
2010: 6,115
2009: 6,501
2008: 6,800
2007: 7,398
2006: 7,836
2005: 7,565
2004: 7,286
2003: 7,745
2002: 7,294
2001: 6,931
2000: 6,778
1999: 6,658

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the United States, according to figures50 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2019: 1.9240 49
2018: 2.01
2017: 2.16
2016: 2.20
2015: 2
2014: 1.74
2013: 1.82
2012: 2.04
2011: 2.01
2010: 1.98
2009: 2.12
2008: 2.24
2007: 2.46
2006: 2.63
2005: 2.56
2004: 2.49
2003: 2.67
2002: 2.54
2001: 2.43
2000: 2.40
1999: 2.39

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

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

2019: 1,03228
2018: 951
2017: 1,076
2016: 1,05351
2015: 984
2014: 78549
2013: 853
2012: 872
2011: 843
2010: 899
2009: 1,013
2008: 961
2007: 976
2006: 997
2005: 1,074
2004: 1,011
2003: 1,011
2002: 1,024
2001: 1,014
2000: 1,068
1999: 1,082

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

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

2019: 0.3128
2018: 0.29
2017: 0.33
2016: 0.33
2015: 0.31
2014: 0.25
2013: 0.27
2012: 0.28
2011: 0.27
2010: 0.29
2009: 0.33
2008: 0.32
2007: 0.32
2006: 0.33
2005: 0.36
2004: 0.35
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.36
2001: 0.36
2000: 0.38
1999: 0.39

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2019: 81228
2018: 741
2017: 872
2016: 855
2015: 801
2014: 618
2013: 669
2012: 725
2011: 655
2010: 714
2009: 832
2008: 789
2007: 796
2006: 795
2005: 898
2004: 817
2003: 842
2002: 832
2001: 808
2000: 835
1999: 862

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

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

2019: 0.5028
2018: 0.46
2017: 0.54
2016: 0.54
2015: 0.51
2014: 0.39
2013: 0.43
2012: 0.47
2011: 0.43
2010: 0.47
2009: 0.55
2008: 0.53
2007: 0.54
2006: 0.54
2005: 0.62
2004: 0.57
2003: 0.59
2002: 0.59
2001: 0.58
2000: 0.60
1999: 0.63

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2019: 22028
2018: 210
2017: 20428
2016: 19829
2015: 183
2014: 167
2013: 184
2012: 147
2011: 188
2010: 185
2009: 181
2008: 172
2007: 180
2006: 202
2005: 176
2004: 194
2003: 169
2002: 192
2001: 206
2000: 233
1999: 220

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

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

2019: 0.1328
2018: 0.13
2017: 0.12
2016: 0.12
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.12
2010: 0.12
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.11
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.12
2004: 0.13
2003: 0.11
2002: 0.13
2001: 0.14
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.15

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn the United States, according to figures52 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2019: 56440 49
2018: 532
2017: 667
2016: 636
2015: 520
2014: 506
2013: 593
2012: 608
2011: 694
2010: 733
2009: 774
2008: 822
2007: 910
2006: 928
2005: 967
2004: 910
2003: 846
2002: 974
2001: 897
2000: 896
1999: 931

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the United States, according to figures53 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2019: 0.1740 49
2018: 0.16
2017: 0.20
2016: 0.20
2015: 0.16
2014: 0.16
2013: 0.19
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.22
2010: 0.24
2009: 0.24
2008: 0.27
2007: 0.30
2006: 0.31
2005: 0.33
2004: 0.31
2003: 0.29
2002: 0.34
2001: 0.31
2000: 0.32
1999: 0.33

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

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

2019: 45628
2018: 469
2017: 520
2016: 52254
2015: 475
2014: 455
2013: 495
2012: 489
2011: 543
2010: 576
2009: 640
2008: 664
2007: 682
2006: 768
2005: 765
2004: 714
2003: 687
2002: 744
2001: 758
2000: 694
1999: 693

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

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

2019: 0.1428
2018: 0.14
2017: 0.16
2016: 0.16
2015: 0.15
2014: 0.14
2013: 0.16
2012: 0.16
2011: 0.17
2010: 0.19
2009: 0.21
2008: 0.22
2007: 0.23
2006: 0.26
2005: 0.26
2004: 0.24
2003: 0.24
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.27
2000: 0.25
1999: 0.25

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2019: 34628
2018: 345
2017: 386
2016: 406
2015: 347
2014: 336
2013: 367
2012: 373
2011: 399
2010: 437
2009: 473
2008: 514
2007: 532
2006: 583
2005: 579
2004: 543
2003: 527
2002: 547
2001: 567
2000: 527
1999: 512

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

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

2019: 0.2128
2018: 0.21
2017: 0.24
2016: 0.26
2015: 0.22
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.24
2012: 0.24
2011: 0.26
2010: 0.29
2009: 0.31
2008: 0.34
2007: 0.36
2006: 0.40
2005: 0.40
2004: 0.38
2003: 0.37
2002: 0.39
2001: 0.41
2000: 0.38
1999: 0.37

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

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

2019: 11028
2018: 124
2017: 134
2016: 11629
2015: 128
2014: 119
2013: 128
2012: 116
2011: 144
2010: 139
2009: 167
2008: 150
2007: 150
2006: 185
2005: 186
2004: 171
2003: 160
2002: 197
2001: 191
2000: 167
1999: 181

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

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

2019: 0.0728
2018: 0.07
2017: 0.08
2016: 0.07
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.07
2013: 0.08
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.11
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.10
2006: 0.12
2005: 0.12
2004: 0.11
2003: 0.11
2002: 0.13
2001: 0.13
2000: 0.12
1999: 0.13

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn the United States, according to figures55 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2019: 3,32640 49
2018: 3,130
2017: 3,283
2016: 3,232
2015: 2,633
2014: 2,052
2013: 2,077
2012: 1,885
2011: 1,708
2010: 2,026
2009: 1,924
2008: 1,906
2007: 1,821
2006: 1,461
2005: 1,626
2004: 1,189
2003: 1,068
2002: 1,260
2001: 1,062
2000: 987
1999: 891

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

ChartIn the United States, according to figures56 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2019: 140 49
2018: 0.95
2017: 1.01
2016: 1.00
2015: 0.82
2014: 0.64
2013: 0.66
2012: 0.60
2011: 0.55
2010: 0.65
2009: 0.63
2008: 0.63
2007: 0.60
2006: 0.49
2005: 0.55
2004: 0.41
2003: 0.37
2002: 0.44
2001: 0.37
2000: 0.35
1999: 0.32

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

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

2019: 12,90128
2018: 12,538
2017: 12,946
2016: 12,84057 49
2015: 11,515
2014: 9,768
2013: 9,859
2012: 10,261
2011: 9,682
2010: 9,603
2009: 9,840
2008: 10,554
2007: 10,974
2006: 11,026
2005: 10,513
2004: 9,899
2003: 10,222
2002: 10,061
2001: 9,576
2000: 9,039
1999: 9,053

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

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

2019: 3.9328
2018: 3.83
2017: 3.97
2016: 3.97
2015: 3.58
2014: 3.06
2013: 3.12
2012: 3.27
2011: 3.11
2010: 3.11
2009: 3.21
2008: 3.47
2007: 3.64
2006: 3.70
2005: 3.56
2004: 3.38
2003: 3.52
2002: 3.50
2001: 3.36
2000: 3.21
1999: 3.24

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2019: 10,95428
2018: 10,555
2017: 10,962
2016: 10,95229
2015: 9,876
2014: 8,324
2013: 8,408
2012: 8,699
2011: 8,216
2010: 8,189
2009: 8,310
2008: 9,058
2007: 9,439
2006: 9,508
2005: 9,084
2004: 8,561
2003: 8,757
2002: 8,520
2001: 8,157
2000: 7,644
1999: 7,570

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

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

2019: 6.7828
2018: 6.55
2017: 6.83
2016: 6.88
2015: 6.24
2014: 5.30
2013: 5.40
2012: 5.63
2011: 5.36
2010: 5.40
2009: 5.51
2008: 6.06
2007: 6.37
2006: 6.48
2005: 6.26
2004: 5.95
2003: 6.15
2002: 6.03
2001: 5.83
2000: 5.54
1999: 5.53

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

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

2019: 1,94728
2018: 1,983
2017: 1,984
2016: 1,88829
2015: 1,639
2014: 1,444
2013: 1,451
2012: 1,562
2011: 1,466
2010: 1,414
2009: 1,530
2008: 1,496
2007: 1,535
2006: 1,518
2005: 1,429
2004: 1,338
2003: 1,465
2002: 1,541
2001: 1,419
2000: 1,395
1999: 1,483

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

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

2019: 1.1728
2018: 1.19
2017: 1.20
2016: 1.15
2015: 1
2014: 0.89
2013: 0.90
2012: 0.98
2011: 0.93
2010: 0.90
2009: 0.98
2008: 0.97
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 0.95
2004: 0.90
2003: 0.99
2002: 1.05
2001: 0.98
2000: 0.97
1999: 1.04

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual suicides by any means total

2019: 47,47828
2018: 48,312
2017: 47,107
2016: 44,87629
2015: 44,145
2014: 42,756
2013: 41,060
2012: 40,531
2011: 39,442
2010: 38,307
2009: 36,837
2008: 35,969
2007: 34,529
2006: 33,200
2005: 32,559
2004: 32,363
2003: 31,422
2002: 31,595
2001: 30,545
2000: 29,319
1999: 29,180

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

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

2019: 14.4628
2018: 14.77
2017: 14.46
2016: 13.89
2015: 13.73
2014: 13.41
2013: 12.99
2012: 12.91
2011: 12.66
2010: 12.41
2009: 12.01
2008: 11.83
2007: 11.46
2006: 11.13
2005: 11.02
2004: 11.05
2003: 10.83
2002: 10.98
2001: 10.72
2000: 10.42
1999: 10.46
1993: 12.0658

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual male suicides by any means total

2019: 37,23328
2018: 37,738
2017: 36,726
2016: 34,65629
2015: 33,959
2014: 33,107
2013: 31,991
2012: 31,727
2011: 30,946
2010: 30,234
2009: 29,033
2008: 28,402
2007: 27,221
2006: 26,233
2005: 25,848
2004: 25,504
2003: 25,153
2002: 25,363
2001: 24,607
2000: 23,597
1999: 23,443

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

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

2019: 23.0328
2018: 23.42
2017: 22.90
2016: 21.79
2015: 21.46
2014: 21.10
2013: 20.55
2012: 20.54
2011: 20.19
2010: 19.92
2009: 19.25
2008: 19
2007: 18.38
2006: 17.89
2005: 17.80
2004: 17.73
2003: 17.66
2002: 17.96
2001: 17.59
2000: 17.09
1999: 17.14

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual female suicides by any means total

2019: 10,24528
2018: 10,574
2017: 10,381
2016: 10,22029
2015: 10,186
2014: 9,649
2013: 9,069
2012: 8,804
2011: 8,496
2010: 8,073
2009: 7,804
2008: 7,567
2007: 7,308
2006: 6,967
2005: 6,711
2004: 6,859
2003: 6,269
2002: 6,232
2001: 5,938
2000: 5,722
1999: 5,737

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

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

2019: 6.1528
2018: 6.37
2017: 6.28
2016: 6.23
2015: 6.24
2014: 5.96
2013: 5.65
2012: 5.52
2011: 5.37
2010: 5.14
2009: 5
2008: 4.89
2007: 4.77
2006: 4.59
2005: 4.46
2004: 4.60
2003: 4.25
2002: 4.26
2001: 4.09
2000: 3.99
1999: 4.03

Gun Suicides

ChartIn the United States, annual firearm suicides total

2019: 23,94128
2018: 24,432
2017: 23,854
2016: 22,938
2015: 22,018
2014: 21,386
2013: 21,175
2012: 20,666
2011: 19,990 30
2010: 19,392
2009: 18,735
2008: 18,223
2007: 17,352
2006: 16,883
2005: 17,002 59
2004: 16,750
2003: 16,907
2002: 17,108
2001: 16,869 60
2000: 16,586
1999: 16,599

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 7.2928
2018: 7.47
2017: 7.32
2016: 7.10
2015: 6.85
2014: 6.71
2013: 6.70
2012: 6.58
2011: 6.42
2010: 6.28
2009: 6.11
2008: 5.99
2007: 5.76
2006: 5.66
2005: 5.75
2004: 5.72
2003: 5.83
2002: 5.95
2001: 5.92
2000: 5.89
1999: 5.95
1993: 7.3561

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual male firearm suicides total

2019: 20,72528
2018: 21,101
2017: 20,615
2016: 19,64729
2015: 18,910
2014: 18,383
2013: 18,241
2012: 17,910
2011: 17,320
2010: 16,962
2009: 16,307
2008: 15,931
2007: 15,181
2006: 14,734
2005: 14,916
2004: 14,523
2003: 14,827
2002: 15,045
2001: 14,758
2000: 14,454
1999: 14,479

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 12.8228
2018: 13.10
2017: 12.85
2016: 12.35
2015: 11.95
2014: 11.71
2013: 11.72
2012: 11.59
2011: 11.30
2010: 11.18
2009: 10.81
2008: 10.66
2007: 10.25
2006: 10.05
2005: 10.27
2004: 10.10
2003: 10.41
2002: 10.65
2001: 10.55
2000: 10.47
1999: 10.58

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual female firearm suicides total

2019: 3,21628
2018: 3,331
2017: 3,239
2016: 3,29129
2015: 3,108
2014: 3,003
2013: 2,934
2012: 2,756
2011: 2,670
2010: 2,430
2009: 2,428
2008: 2,292
2007: 2,171
2006: 2,149
2005: 2,086
2004: 2,227
2003: 2,080
2002: 2,063
2001: 2,111
2000: 2,132
1999: 2,120

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1.9328
2018: 2.01
2017: 1.96
2016: 2.01
2015: 1.90
2014: 1.85
2013: 1.83
2012: 1.73
2011: 1.69
2010: 1.55
2009: 1.56
2008: 1.48
2007: 1.42
2006: 1.42
2005: 1.39
2004: 1.49
2003: 1.41
2002: 1.41
2001: 1.46
2000: 1.49
1999: 1.49

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn the United States, annual handgun suicides total

2019: 6,29128
2018: 6,465
2017: 6,227
2016: 6,112
2015: 5,751
2014: 5,386
2013: 5,388
2012: 5,079
2011: 4,806
2010: 4,603
2009: 4,474
2008: 4,119
2007: 3,801
2006: 3,655
2005: 3,654
2004: 3,609
2003: 3,672
2002: 3,597
2001: 3,489
2000: 3,520
1999: 3,476

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1.9228
2018: 1.98
2017: 1.91
2016: 1.89
2015: 1.79
2014: 1.69
2013: 1.70
2012: 1.62
2011: 1.54
2010: 1.49
2009: 1.46
2008: 1.35
2007: 1.26
2006: 1.22
2005: 1.24
2004: 1.23
2003: 1.27
2002: 1.25
2001: 1.22
2000: 1.25
1999: 1.25

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual male handgun suicides total

2019: 5,35928
2018: 5,497
2017: 5,261
2016: 5,16729
2015: 4,853
2014: 4,529
2013: 4,523
2012: 4,312
2011: 4,070
2010: 3,912
2009: 3,756
2008: 3,494
2007: 3,230
2006: 3,089
2005: 3,129
2004: 3,019
2003: 3,130
2002: 3,093
2001: 2,944
2000: 2,990
1999: 2,922

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 3.3228
2018: 3.41
2017: 3.28
2016: 3.25
2015: 3.07
2014: 2.89
2013: 2.91
2012: 2.79
2011: 2.66
2010: 2.58
2009: 2.49
2008: 2.34
2007: 2.18
2006: 2.11
2005: 2.16
2004: 2.10
2003: 2.20
2002: 2.19
2001: 2.10
2000: 2.17
1999: 2.14

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual female handgun suicides total

2019: 93228
2018: 968
2017: 966
2016: 94529
2015: 898
2014: 857
2013: 865
2012: 767
2011: 736
2010: 691
2009: 718
2008: 625
2007: 571
2006: 566
2005: 525
2004: 590
2003: 542
2002: 504
2001: 545
2000: 530
1999: 554

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.5628
2018: 0.58
2017: 0.58
2016: 0.58
2015: 0.55
2014: 0.53
2013: 0.54
2012: 0.48
2011: 0.46
2010: 0.44
2009: 0.46
2008: 0.40
2007: 0.37
2006: 0.37
2005: 0.35
2004: 0.40
2003: 0.37
2002: 0.34
2001: 0.38
2000: 0.37
1999: 0.39

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn the United States, the number of long gun suicides is

2019: 2,59028
2018: 2,748
2017: 2,864
2016: 2,89062
2015: 2,906
2014: 3,042
2013: 3,025
2012: 3,012
2011: 2,961
2010: 2,957
2009: 2,924
2008: 2,952
2007: 2,758
2006: 2,758
2005: 2,915
2004: 2,798
2003: 2,668
2002: 2,908
2001: 2,814
2000: 2,684
1999: 2,776

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.7928
2018: 0.84
2017: 0.88
2016: 0.89
2015: 0.90
2014: 0.95
2013: 0.96
2012: 0.96
2011: 0.95
2010: 0.96
2009: 0.95
2008: 0.97
2007: 0.92
2006: 0.92
2005: 0.99
2004: 0.96
2003: 0.92
2002: 1.01
2001: 0.99
2000: 0.95
1999: 0.99

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual male long gun suicides total

2019: 2,44628
2018: 2,579
2017: 2,715
2016: 2,71429
2015: 2,713
2014: 2,857
2013: 2,829
2012: 2,830
2011: 2,773
2010: 2,812
2009: 2,766
2008: 2,795
2007: 2,612
2006: 2,603
2005: 2,749
2004: 2,631
2003: 2,511
2002: 2,750
2001: 2,646
2000: 2,518
1999: 2,600

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1.5128
2018: 1.60
2017: 1.69
2016: 1.71
2015: 1.71
2014: 1.82
2013: 1.82
2012: 1.83
2011: 1.81
2010: 1.85
2009: 1.83
2008: 1.87
2007: 1.76
2006: 1.78
2005: 1.89
2004: 1.83
2003: 1.76
2002: 1.95
2001: 1.89
2000: 1.82
1999: 1.90

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual female long gun suicides total

2019: 14428
2018: 169
2017: 149
2016: 17629
2015: 193
2014: 185
2013: 196
2012: 182
2011: 188
2010: 145
2009: 158
2008: 157
2007: 146
2006: 155
2005: 166
2004: 167
2003: 157
2002: 158
2001: 168
2000: 166
1999: 176

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.0928
2018: 0.10
2017: 0.09
2016: 0.11
2015: 0.12
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.12
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.10
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.11
2004: 0.11
2003: 0.11
2002: 0.11
2001: 0.12
2000: 0.12
1999: 0.12

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn the United States, annual gun suicides (other) total

2019: 15,06028
2018: 15,219
2017: 14,763
2016: 13,936
2015: 13,361
2014: 12,958
2013: 12,762
2012: 12,575
2011: 12,223
2010: 11,832
2009: 11,337
2008: 11,152
2007: 10,793
2006: 10,470
2005: 10,433
2004: 10,343
2003: 10,567
2002: 10,603
2001: 10,566
2000: 10,382
1999: 10,347

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

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

2019: 4.5928
2018: 4.65
2017: 4.53
2016: 4.31
2015: 4.16
2014: 4.06
2013: 4.04
2012: 4.01
2011: 3.92
2010: 3.83
2009: 3.70
2008: 3.67
2007: 3.58
2006: 3.51
2005: 3.53
2004: 3.53
2003: 3.64
2002: 3.69
2001: 3.71
2000: 3.69
1999: 3.71

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2019: 12,92028
2018: 13,025
2017: 12,639
2016: 11,76629
2015: 11,344
2014: 10,997
2013: 10,889
2012: 10,768
2011: 10,477
2010: 10,238
2009: 9,785
2008: 9,642
2007: 9,339
2006: 9,042
2005: 9,038
2004: 8,873
2003: 9,186
2002: 9,202
2001: 9,168
2000: 8,946
1999: 8,957

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

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

2019: 7.9928
2018: 8.08
2017: 7.88
2016: 7.40
2015: 7.17
2014: 7.01
2013: 7
2012: 6.97
2011: 6.83
2010: 6.75
2009: 6.49
2008: 6.45
2007: 6.31
2006: 6.17
2005: 6.22
2004: 6.17
2003: 6.45
2002: 6.52
2001: 6.55
2000: 6.48
1999: 6.55

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2019: 2,14028
2018: 2,194
2017: 2,124
2016: 2,17029
2015: 2,017
2014: 1,961
2013: 1,873
2012: 1,807
2011: 1,746
2010: 1,594
2009: 1,552
2008: 1,510
2007: 1,454
2006: 1,428
2005: 1,395
2004: 1,470
2003: 1,381
2002: 1,401
2001: 1,398
2000: 1,436
1999: 1,390

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

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

2019: 1.2828
2018: 1.32
2017: 1.28
2016: 1.32
2015: 1.24
2014: 1.21
2013: 1.17
2012: 1.13
2011: 1.10
2010: 1.02
2009: 1
2008: 0.98
2007: 0.95
2006: 0.94
2005: 0.93
2004: 0.99
2003: 0.94
2002: 0.96
2001: 0.96
2000: 1
1999: 0.98

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2019: 48628
2018: 458
2017: 486
2016: 495
2015: 489
2014: 461
2013: 505
2012: 548
2011: 59129 30
2010: 60629 63
2009: 55429
2008: 592
2007: 613
2006: 642
2005: 78929 59
2004: 64929
2003: 730
2002: 762
2001: 80229 60
2000: 77629
1999: 824

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.1528
2018: 0.14
2017: 0.15
2016: 0.15
2015: 0.15
2014: 0.14
2013: 0.16
2012: 0.17
2011: 0.19
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.18
2008: 0.19
2007: 0.20
2006: 0.22
2005: 0.27
2004: 0.22
2003: 0.25
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.28
2000: 0.28
1999: 0.30
1993: 0.5964

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2019: 43628
2018: 413
2017: 423
2016: 42429
2015: 418
2014: 397
2013: 441
2012: 475
2011: 511
2010: 515
2009: 497
2008: 510
2007: 537
2006: 567
2005: 683
2004: 573
2003: 656
2002: 667
2001: 690
2000: 671
1999: 707

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.2728
2018: 0.26
2017: 0.26
2016: 0.27
2015: 0.26
2014: 0.25
2013: 0.28
2012: 0.31
2011: 0.33
2010: 0.34
2009: 0.33
2008: 0.34
2007: 0.36
2006: 0.39
2005: 0.47
2004: 0.40
2003: 0.46
2002: 0.47
2001: 0.49
2000: 0.49
1999: 0.52

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2019: 5028
2018: 45
2017: 63
2016: 71
2015: 71
2014: 64
2013: 64
2012: 73
2011: 80
2010: 91
2009: 57
2008: 82
2007: 76
2006: 75
2005: 106
2004: 76
2003: 74
2002: 95
2001: 112
2000: 105
1999: 117

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.0328
2018: 0.03
2017: 0.04
2016: 0.04
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.05
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.05
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.08
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.08

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2019: 7328
2018: 83
2017: 9228
2016: 96
2015: 83
2014: 92
2013: 79
2012: 69
2011: 68
2010: 91
2009: 81
2008: 89
2007: 90
2006: 107
2005: 107
2004: 93
2003: 83
2002: 108
2001: 108
2000: 120
1999: 130

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.0228
2018: 0.03
2017: 0.03
2016: 0.03
2015: 0.03
2014: 0.03
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.04
1999: 0.05

Unintentional Male Handgun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2019: 67
2018: 76
2017: 81
2016: 8229
2015: 74
2014: 83
2013: 70
2012: 62
2011: 58
2010: 86
2009: 72
2008: 86
2007: 82
2006: 98
2005: 92
2004: 85
2003: 80
2002: 97
2001: 94
2000: 108
1999: 118

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.0428
2018: 0.05
2017: 0.05
2016: 0.05
2015: 0.05
2014: 0.05
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.07
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.09

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2019: 628
2018: 7
2017: 1128
2016: 1429
2015: 9
2014: 9
2013: 9
2012: 7
2011: 10
2010: 5
2009: 9
2008: 3
2007: 8
2006: 9
2005: 15
2004: 8
2003: 3
2002: 11
2001: 14
2000: 12
1999: 12

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 028
2018: 0
2017: 0.01
2016: 0.01
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.01
2012: 0
2011: 0.01
2010: 0
2009: 0.01
2008: 0
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.01

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2019: 4428
2018: 50
2017: 5428
2016: 56
2015: 64
2014: 54
2013: 81
2012: 67
2011: 98
2010: 83
2009: 98
2008: 101
2007: 92
2006: 73
2005: 104
2004: 95
2003: 105
2002: 119
2001: 148
2000: 131
1999: 112

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.0128
2018: 0.02
2017: 0.02
2016: 0.02
2015: 0.02
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.03
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.04
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.05
2000: 0.05
1999: 0.04

Unintentional Male Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2019: 2028
2018: 20
2017: 16
2016: 19
2015: 20
2014: 19
2013: 25
2012: 20
2011: 23
2010: 21
2009: 21
2008: 27
2007: 22
2006: 20
2005: 25
2004: 18
2003: 24
2002: 22
2001: 19
2000: 21
1999: 30

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

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

2019: 0.0328
2018: 0.03
2017: 0.03
2016: 0.03
2015: 0.03
2014: 0.03
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.07
2002: 0.08
2001: 0.10
2000: 0.09
1999: 0.07

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by long gun total

2019: 028
2018: 5
2017: 5
2016: 929
2015: 15
2014: 7
2013: 10
2012: 7
2011: 6
2010: 15
2009: 7
2008: 11
2007: 11
2006: 6
2005: 10
2004: 9
2003: 9
2002: 10
2001: 12
2000: 11
1999: 13

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

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

2019: 028
2018: 0
2017: 0
2016: 0.01
2015: 0.01
2014: 0
2013: 0.01
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.01
2009: 0
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.01

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2019: 36928
2018: 325
2017: 340
2016: 34365
2015: 342
2014: 315
2013: 345
2012: 412
2011: 425
2010: 432
2009: 375
2008: 402
2007: 431
2006: 462
2005: 578
2004: 461
2003: 542
2002: 535
2001: 546
2000: 525
1999: 582

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

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

2019: 0.1028
2018: 0.10
2017: 0.1028
2016: 0.11
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.14
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.13
2007: 0.14
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.20
2004: 0.16
2003: 0.19
2002: 0.19
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.19
1999: 0.21

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2019: 32528
2018: 292
2017: 293
2016: 295
2015: 295
2014: 267
2013: 300
2012: 353
2011: 361
2010: 361
2009: 334
2008: 334
2007: 374
2006: 402
2005: 497
2004: 402
2003: 480
2002: 461
2001: 460
2000: 443
1999: 490

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

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

2019: 0.2028
2018: 0.18
2017: 0.18
2016: 0.19
2015: 0.19
2014: 0.17
2013: 0.19
2012: 0.23
2011: 0.24
2010: 0.24
2009: 0.22
2008: 0.22
2007: 0.25
2006: 0.27
2005: 0.34
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.34
2002: 0.33
2001: 0.33
2000: 0.32
1999: 0.36

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn the United States, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2019: 4428
2018: 33
2017: 47
2016: 4829
2015: 47
2014: 48
2013: 45
2012: 59
2011: 64
2010: 71
2009: 41
2008: 68
2007: 57
2006: 60
2005: 81
2004: 59
2003: 62
2002: 74
2001: 86
2000: 82
1999: 92

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

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

2019: 0.0528
2018: 0.03
2017: 0.03
2016: 0.04
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.03
2013: 0.03
2012: 0.03
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.03

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 34628
2018: 353
2017: 338
2016: 30029
2015: 282
2014: 275
2013: 281
2012: 256
2011: 24829 30
2010: 25229
2009: 232
2008: 273
2007: 276
2006: 220
2005: 221
2004: 235
2003: 232
2002: 243
2001: 23129 60
2000: 23029
1999: 324

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

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

2019: 0.1128
2018: 0.11
2017: 0.10
2016: 0.09
2015: 0.09
2014: 0.09
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.08
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.09
2007: 0.09
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.08
2002: 0.08
2001: 0.08
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.12
1993: 0.2266

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 25728
2018: 284
2017: 278
2016: 22229
2015: 210
2014: 217
2013: 221
2012: 203
2011: 199
2010: 203
2009: 191
2008: 220
2007: 223
2006: 181
2005: 178
2004: 179
2003: 186
2002: 199
2001: 190
2000: 190
1999: 277

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

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

2019: 0.1628
2018: 0.18
2017: 0.17
2016: 0.14
2015: 0.13
2014: 0.14
2013: 0.14
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.13
2010: 0.13
2009: 0.13
2008: 0.15
2007: 0.15
2006: 0.12
2005: 0.12
2004: 0.12
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.14
2000: 0.14
1999: 0.20

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 8928
2018: 69
2017: 60
2016: 7829
2015: 72
2014: 58
2013: 60
2012: 53
2011: 49
2010: 49
2009: 41
2008: 53
2007: 53
2006: 39
2005: 43
2004: 56
2003: 46
2002: 44
2001: 41
2000: 40
1999: 47

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

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

2019: 0.0528
2018: 0.04
2017: 0.04
2016: 0.05
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.03
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.03
2004: 0.04
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.03
2001: 0.03
2000: 0.03
1999: 0.03

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 3828
2018: 39
2017: 41
2016: 52
2015: 31
2014: 39
2013: 33
2012: 32
2011: 33
2010: 37
2009: 29
2008: 32
2007: 39
2006: 26
2005: 27
2004: 31
2003: 47
2002: 33
2001: 36
2000: 40
1999: 70

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

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

2019: 0.0128
2018: 0.01
2017: 0.01
2016: 0.02
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.03

Male Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn the United States, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2019: 2928
2018: 35
2017: 36
2016: 3829
2015: 22
2014: 31
2013: 27
2012: 25
2011: 26
2010: 29
2009: 23
2008: 24
2007: 32
2006: 23
2005: 19
2004: 22
2003: 39
2002: 25
2001: 32
2000: 35
1999: 65

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

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

2019: 0.0228
2018: 0.02
2017: 0.02
2016: 0.02
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.03
1999: 0.05

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 928
2018: 4
2017: 5
2016: 1429
2015: 9
2014: 8
2013: 6
2012: 7
2011: 7
2010: 8
2009: 6
2008: 8
2007: 7
2006: 3
2005: 8
2004: 9
2003: 8
2002: 8
2001: 4
2000: 5
1999: 5

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

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

2019: 0.0128
2018: 0
2017: 0
2016: 0.01
2015: 0.01
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.01
2009: 0
2008: 0.01
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01
2001: 0
2000: 0
1999: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 2128
2018: 27
2017: 2428
2016: 2167
2015: 25
2014: 23
2013: 31
2012: 23
2011: 25
2010: 23
2009: 24
2008: 31
2007: 24
2006: 23
2005: 31
2004: 21
2003: 26
2002: 27
2001: 21
2000: 24
1999: 33

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

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

2019: 0.0128
2018: 0.01
2017: 0.01
2016: 0.01
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.01

Male Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn the United States, annual male deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2019: 2028
2018: 20
2017: 1628
2016: 1929
2015: 20
2014: 19
2013: 25
2012: 20
2011: 23
2010: 21
2009: 21
2008: 27
2007: 22
2006: 20
2005: 25
2004: 18
2003: 24
2002: 22
2001: 19
2000: 21
1999: 30

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

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

2019: 0.0128
2018: 0.01
2017: 0.01
2016: 0.01
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.02

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 128
2018: 7
2017: 8
2016: 2
2015: 5
2014: 4
2013: 6
2012: 3
2011: 2
2010: 2
2009: 3
2008: 4
2007: 2
2006: 3
2005: 6
2004: 3
2003: 2
2002: 5
2001: 2
2000: 3
1999: 3

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

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

2019: 028
2018: 0
2017: 0
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0
2004: 0
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 0
2000: 0
1999: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 28728
2018: 287
2017: 273
2016: 22768
2015: 226
2014: 213
2013: 217
2012: 201
2011: 190
2010: 192
2009: 179
2008: 210
2007: 213
2006: 171
2005: 163
2004: 183
2003: 159
2002: 183
2001: 174
2000: 166
1999: 221

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

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

2019: 0.0928
2018: 0.09
2017: 0.08
2016: 0.07
2015: 0.07
2014: 0.07
2013: 0.07
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.05
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.06
2000: 0.06
1999: 0.08

Male Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 20828
2018: 229
2017: 22628
2016: 16529
2015: 168
2014: 167
2013: 169
2012: 158
2011: 150
2010: 153
2009: 147
2008: 169
2007: 169
2006: 138
2005: 134
2004: 139
2003: 123
2002: 152
2001: 139
2000: 134
1999: 182

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

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

2019: 0.1328
2018: 0.14
2017: 0.14
2016: 0.10
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.11
2007: 0.11
2006: 0.09
2005: 0.09
2004: 0.10
2003: 0.09
2002: 0.11
2001: 0.10
2000: 0.10
1999: 0.13

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2019: 7928
2018: 58
2017: 47
2016: 6229
2015: 58
2014: 46
2013: 48
2012: 43
2011: 40
2010: 39
2009: 32
2008: 41
2007: 44
2006: 33
2005: 29
2004: 44
2003: 36
2002: 31
2001: 35
2000: 32
1999: 39

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

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

2019: 028
2018: 0
2017: 0
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0
2004: 0
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 0
2000: 0
1999: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn the United States, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2019: 52028
2018: 539
2017: 553
2016: 510
2015: 484
2014: 464
2013: 467
2012: 471
2011: 454
2010: 344
2009: 333
2008: 326
2007: 351
2006: 360
2005: 330
2004: 311
2003: 347
2002: 300
2001: 323
2000: 270
1999: 299
1998: 563
1997: 646
1996: 617
1995: 657

Non-fatal Gun Injuries

ChartIn the United States, the annual number of non-fatal firearm injuries69 is

2013: 84,25870
2012: 81,396
2011: 73,88370 71
2010: 73,50570 72 71
2009: 66,76970 73 71
2008: 78,62270 71
2007: 69,863
2006: 71,417
2005: 69,825
2004: 64,389
2003: 65,834
2002: 58,841
2001: 63,012

Rate of Non-fatal Gun Injury per 100,000 People

ChartIn the United States, the annual rate of non-fatal firearm injury69 per 100,000 population is

2013: 26.6570
2012: 25.93
2011: 23.7170
2010: 23.8170 6
2009: 21.76
2008: 25.8570
2007: 23.19
2006: 23.93
2005: 23.63
2004: 21.99
2003: 22.69
2002: 20.46
2001: 22.11

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In the United States, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence74 75 76 77 78

Number of Small Arms Manufactured

ChartThe reported annual number of small arms manufactured in the United States is

2019: 7,011,94579
2018: 9,052,628
2017: 8,327,79280
2016: 11,497,441
2015: 9,358,66181 82
2014: 9,050,62683
2013: 10,844,79284
2012: 8,578,610
2011: 6,541,886
2010: 5,459,24085 86
2009: 5,555,81887
2008: 4,498,944
2007: 3,922,613
2006: 3,653,324
2005: 3,241,494
2004: 3,099,025
2003: 3,308,404
2002: 3,366,895
2001: 2,932,655
2000: 3,793,541
1999: 4,047,747
1998: 3,713,590
1997: 3,593,504
1996: 3,854,439
1995: 4,316,342
1994: 5,173,217
1993: 5,055,637
1992: 4,175,836
1991: 3,563,106
1990: 3,959,968
1989: 4,418,393
1988: 3,963,877
1987: 3,559,663
1986: 3,040,934
88:

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, the United States was ranked 'major'89 90

Home-made Guns

In the United States, the prevalence of illicit craft, or 'home-made' firearm manufacture is reported to be high91

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In the United States, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law92 93

Firearm Exports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms exported from the United States is reported by manufacturers to be

2019: 215,83494
2018: 540,05495
2017: 488,30096
2016: 376,818
2015: 343,45697 98
2014: 420,93299 98
2013: 393,121100 98
2012: 287,554
2011: 296,888
2010: 241,977101 98
2009: 194,744
2008: 228,488
2007: 204,782
2006: 367,521
2005: 194,682101
2004: 139,920
2003: 141,912
2002: 150,756
2001: 172,611
2000: 172,627
1999: 220,318
1998: 203,344
1997: 275,081
1996: 331,997
1995: 424,221
1994: 404,473
1993: 431,204
1992: 403,791
1991: 401,165
1990: 361,625
1989: 261,282
1988: 257,182
1987: 288,045
1986: 217,448

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from the United States is reported by Customs to be US$

2017: 1,131,000,000
2016: 1,094,000,000102
2015: 2,072,795,626103
2014: 2,296,279,158
2013: 2,080,887,092
2012: 1,861,966,248103 104 105
2011: 844,462,435106
2010: 821,000,000107
2001: 603,000,000104 108 109

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, the United States was categorized as 'major'110 111 112 113 109 114

Firearm Imports

In the United States, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law92 93 76 75 115 116

Firearm Imports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms imported to the United States is reported to be

2018: 4,305,851117
2017: 4,492,256
2016: 5,137,771118 98
2015: 3,930,211119 98
2014: 3,625,268120 98
2013: 5,539,539
2012: 4,844,590
2011: 3,252,404121 98
2010: 2,839,947
2009: 3,607,10687 98
2008: 2,606,386
2007: 2,743,993
2006: 2,432,522
2005: 2,106,67587
2004: 1,910,859
2003: 1,466,502
2002: 1,629,237
2001: 1,366,896
2000: 1,096,782
1999: 891,799
1998: 999,810
1997: 939,415
1996: 881,578
1995: 1,103,404
1994: 1,880,902
1993: 3,043,321
1992: 2,846,710
1991: 720,657
1990: 843,809
1989: 1,007,781
1988: 1,276,268
1987: 1,063,513
1986: 701,000

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to the United States is reported by Customs to be US$

2017: 2,074,000,000
2016: 2,510,000,000122
2015: 4,128,518,744103
2014: 4,496,815,238
2013: 5,185,692,436
2012: 3,843,168,772103 123 110 124 125
2011: 1,390,792,761106 112 126
2010: 1,340,000,000127
2001: 662,000,000123 128

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in the United States is moderate129

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In the United States, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law130 93

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in the United States include131 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

Transparency of Small Arms Transfers

ChartIn its annual Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer, the Small Arms Survey compares public reporting among major arms exporting nations on a scale from strong to weak (25 to zero). In recent years, the United States scored

2020: 16.50
2019: 16.25132
2018: 15.75133
2017: 14.25134
2016: 15.25135
2014: 15.75136
2013: 15.00137
2012: 15.00138
2011: 16.25139
2010: 16.25140
2009: 16.25141
2008: 16.50142
2007: 16.50143
2006: 16.75144
2005: 16.25145
2004: 16.50146

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in the United States is categorised as permissive147

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in the United States includes the National Firearms Act of 1934,97 the Gun Control Act 1968148 as amended149 and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act 1993.150 This is Federal legislation only, each US state and territory enacts its own gun law

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in the United States are regulated by the federal, state, and local authorities148

Right to Possess Firearms

In the United States, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,151 as limited by federal law.152 153 For similar local rights, see each state.

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In the United States, civilians are not allowed to possess machine-guns, sawn-off shotguns and rifles, silencers, and armour-piercing ammunition without appropriate registration154 155 156

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In the United States, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted subject to federal licensing and registration155 156 46

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In the United States, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence in almost all jurisdictions157

Regulation of Handguns

In the United States, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence in almost all jurisdictions155 77 46

Law Regulates Long Guns

In the United States, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law155 46

Gun Ownership and Possession

In the United States, non-prohibited persons of minimum age158 159 46 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in the United States is regulated by state or local authorities according to weapon type, but is 18 years to purchase shotguns and rifles, or 21 years to purchase all other firearms, according to Federal law160 161 162

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in the United States stipulates163 164 159 that firearm possession should be denied or guns seized

Licensing Records

In the United States, authorities do not maintain a record165 of individual civilians permitted to acquire, possess, carry, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In the United States, the law does not require166 165 115 167 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 the United States, licensed firearm dealers are required168 169 115 167 170 93 171 75 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In the United States, licensed gun makers are required168 115 167 93 171 75 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In the United States, State agencies are required172 173 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In the United States, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted174 74 159

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In the United States, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful74 75 159

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in the United States is not obliged174 158 175 176 159 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 the United States is obliged177 178 179 180 181 182 75 159 77 78 183 46 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in the United States is reported to be

2019: 129,615184
2018: 133,306185
2017: 134,853186
2016: 137,464187
2015: 139,840188
2014: 141,116189
2013: 139,244
2012: 130,956
2011: 123,587190
2010: 118,487
2009: 115,395
2008: 112,943
2007: 108,933
2006: 107,316
2005: 106,432
2004: 106,214
2003: 104,105
2002: 103,411
2001: 102,913
2000: 103,157
1999: 103,942
1998: 105,536
1997: 107,554
1996: 135,794
1995: 191,495
1994: 250,833
1993: 283,925
1992: 284,117
1991: 276,116
1990: 269,079
1989: 264,063
1988: 272,953
1987: 262,022
1986: 267,166
1985: 248,794
1984: 222,443
1983: 230,613
1982: 211,918
1981: 190,296
1980: 174,619
1979: 171,216
1978: 169,052
1977: 173,484
1976: 165,697
1975: 161,927

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In the United States, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined177 78

Regulation of Gun Shows

In the United States, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated191 192 176 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in the United States include193 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by non-disqualified individuals

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in the United States include173 194 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in the United States include195 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In the United States, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed with or without a permit depending on the jurisdiction, and prohibited in others148 46

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In the United States, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed with or without a permit depending on the jurisdiction, and prohibited in others148 46

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

Although under US federal law, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are exempt from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer,196 197 many state laws are more restrictive

Gun Free Zones

In the United States, private guns are prohibited in federal facilities,198 schools199

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In the United States, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm200 is 10 years in prison201

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

Organization of American States

On 14 November 1997, as a member of the Organisation of American States (OAS), the United States adopted the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Explosives, Ammunition and Other Related Materials (CIFTA), a legally binding multilateral treaty of which the OAS is depository. The CIFTA Convention has since been signed and ratified202 203 by the United States

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The UNCCPCJ, a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council mandated to promote action to prevent national and transnational crime, lists204 the United States as an elected member

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development, was not signed205 by the United States.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed, but not yet ratified206 by the United States

United Nations Firearms Protocol

The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition has not been signed207 by the United States

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, the United States committed to a consensus decision of the United Nations to adopt, support and implement the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects208

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored the United States against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 28209 210 211 212 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, the United States have submitted one or more national reports213 214 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In the United States, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated214

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In the United States, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated214

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of the United States submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was apparent214

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated214 by the United States to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, the United States has declared215 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, the United States have been a Member State of the United Nations since 1945216

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists217 the United States as a Participating State

BackgroundSustainable Development Goal Profile

About SDG 16

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals set by the United Nations to be implemented by all member states by 2030. Adopted in 2015, they outline a vision of development in which peace and security are an integral part. SDG 16,218 which seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,” includes targets and indicators focused on reducing violence (Target 16.1) and the proliferation of illicit arms (Target 16.4). The indicators – or measurement criteria – of these targets include the number of victims of intentional homicide (Indicator 16.1.1), the number of conflict-related deaths (Indicator 16.1.2), and the number of illicit firearms collected and traced (Indicator 16.4.2). In light of these targets and indicators, GunPolicy.org provides granular national data pertaining to homicides, gun homicides, conflict deaths, disarmament efforts, and marking and tracing.

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual homicides by any means31 total

2020: 24,57632
2019: 18,91328
2018: 18,599
2017: 19,269
2016: 19,103
2015: 17,525
2014: 15,625
2013: 15,863
2012: 16,443
2011: 16,010
2010: 16,008
2009: 16,550
2008: 17,580
2007: 18,126
2006: 18,313
2005: 17,887
2004: 17,165
2003: 17,510
2002: 17,442
2001: 17,182
2000: 16,590
1999: 16,749
1998: 14,27633 34
1997: 18,20835 34
1996: 19,645
1995: 21,606

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

ChartIn the United States, the annual rate of homicide by any means36 per 100,000 population is

2020: 7.532
2019: 5.7628
2018: 5.68
2017: 5.92
2016: 5.91
2015: 5.45
2014: 4.90
2013: 5.02
2012: 5.24
2011: 5.14
2010: 5.18
2009: 5.39
2008: 5.78
2007: 6.02
2006: 6.14
2005: 6.05
2004: 5.86
2003: 6.04
2002: 6.06
2001: 6.03
2000: 5.90
1999: 6
1998: 5.1933 34
1997: 6.734
1996: 7.3
1995: 8.1
1993: 9.9337

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual male homicides by any means total

2019: 15,08328
2018: 14,633
2017: 15,317
2016: 15,253
2015: 14,051
2014: 12,334
2013: 12,516
2012: 13,002
2011: 12,552
2010: 12,558
2009: 12,916
2008: 13,925
2007: 14,341
2006: 14,512
2005: 14,173
2004: 13,418
2003: 13,698
2002: 13,479
2001: 13,171
2000: 12,678
1999: 12,672

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

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

2019: 9.3328
2018: 9.08
2017: 9.55
2016: 9.59
2015: 8.88
2014: 7.86
2013: 8.04
2012: 8.42
2011: 8.19
2010: 8.27
2009: 8.56
2008: 9.32
2007: 9.69
2006: 9.90
2005: 9.76
2004: 9.33
2003: 9.62
2002: 9.54
2001: 9.42
2000: 9.18
1999: 9.26

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn the United States, annual female homicides by any means total

2019: 3,83028
2018: 3,966
2017: 3,952
2016: 3,85029
2015: 3,474
2014: 3,291
2013: 3,347
2012: 3,441
2011: 3,458
2010: 3,450
2009: 3,634
2008: 3,655
2007: 3,785
2006: 3,801
2005: 3,714
2004: 3,747
2003: 3,812
2002: 3,963
2001: 4,011
2000: 3,912
1999: 4,077

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

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

2019: 2.3028
2018: 2.39
2017: 2.39
2016: 2.35
2015: 2.13
2014: 2.03
2013: 2.09
2012: 2.16
2011: 2.18
2010: 2.20
2009: 2.33
2008: 2.36
2007: 2.47
2006: 2.51
2005: 2.47
2004: 2.52
2003: 2.58
2002: 2.71
2001: 2.76
2000: 2.73
1999: 2.87

Gun Homicides

ChartIn the United States, annual firearm homicides38 total

2020: 19,38432
2019: 14,38928
2018: 13,958
2017: 14,542
2016: 14,41529
2015: 12,974
2014: 11,008
2013: 11,207
2012: 11,62229 39
2011: 11,06829 30 40 39
2010: 11,07829 40 39 34 41
2009: 11,493
2008: 12,179
2007: 12,632
2006: 12,79129 34 41
2005: 12,35229 39 34 41
2004: 11,62429 34 41
2003: 11,920
2002: 11,82929 42 41
2001: 11,348
2000: 10,80129
1999: 10,82829 33
1998: 9,25733

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the United States, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population43 is

2020: 5.932
2019: 4.3828
2018: 4.27
2017: 4.46
2016: 4.46
2015: 4.04
2014: 3.45
2013: 3.55
2012: 3.70
2011: 3.55
2010: 3.59
2009: 3.75
2008: 4.01
2007: 4.19
2006: 4.29
2005: 4.18
2004: 3.97
2003: 4.11
2002: 4.11
2001: 3.98
2000: 3.84
1999: 3.88
1998: 3.3733
1993: 7.0744

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn the United States, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2012: 60%39
2011: 69.6%45 39 46 47
2010: 68.1%45 39
2009: 68.4%
2008: 68.3%
2007: 68.8%
2006: 68.9%
2005: 68.2%
2004: 67.0%45
2003: 67.2%
2002: 67.1%
2001: 55.9%
2000: 64.4%
1999: 64.1%
1998: 65.9%
1997: 68.0%
1996: 68.0%
1995: 69.0%
1994: 71.4%
1993: 71.2%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual male firearm homicides total

2019: 12,11228
2018: 11,641
2017: 12,220
2016: 12,21329
2015: 11,024
2014: 9,278
2013: 9,444
2012: 9,797
2011: 9,270
2010: 9,340
2009: 9,615
2008: 10,361
2007: 10,767
2006: 10,886
2005: 10,561
2004: 9,921
2003: 10,126
2002: 9,899
2001: 9,532
2000: 9,006
1999: 8,944

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 7.4928
2018: 7.22
2017: 7.62
2016: 7.68
2015: 6.97
2014: 5.91
2013: 6.07
2012: 6.34
2011: 6.05
2010: 6.15
2009: 6.38
2008: 6.93
2007: 7.27
2006: 7.42
2005: 7.27
2004: 6.90
2003: 7.11
2002: 7.01
2001: 6.81
2000: 6.52
1999: 6.54

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn the United States, annual female firearm homicides total

2019: 2,27728
2018: 2,317
2017: 2,322
2016: 2,20229
2015: 1,950
2014: 1,730
2013: 1,763
2012: 1,825
2011: 1,798
2010: 1,738
2009: 1,878
2008: 1,818
2007: 1,865
2006: 1,905
2005: 1,791
2004: 1,703
2003: 1,794
2002: 1,930
2001: 1,816
2000: 1,795
1999: 1,884

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1.3728
2018: 1.40
2017: 1.40
2016: 1.34
2015: 1.19
2014: 1.07
2013: 1.10
2012: 1.14
2011: 1.14
2010: 1.11
2009: 1.20
2008: 1.18
2007: 1.22
2006: 1.26
2005: 1.19
2004: 1.14
2003: 1.21
2002: 1.32
2001: 1.25
2000: 1.25
1999: 1.32

Conflict Deaths

For a profile of conflict in the United States, select the Link icon to open an external web page from the UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia at Uppsala University

Disarmament

Authorities in the United States are known to have219 116 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

ChartIn the United States, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2017: 320,261220
2016: 288,160
2015: 269,346
2014: 244,705
2013: 245,044

Small Arms Destroyed

In the United States, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be more than 1,000,000221 (military only, 1993-2015)222 219

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In the United States, it is state policy223 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

Marking and Tracing

Firearm Marking

In the United States, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law76 171 172 224

Firearm Tracing

In the United States, state authorities carry out171 172 225 226 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In the United States, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are227 recorded in a register

Global Peace Index

To see where the United States ranks, select the Link icon to open an external web page at the Global Peace Index, and then click on the United States on the map or in the "Select Country" menu on the right of the web page


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