Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed in the United States.

Although the impact of gun violence is felt throughout the United States, its contours vary widely by state, county, race and ethnicity, gender, and intent. EveryStat for Gun Safety was designed for users to better understand how gun violence impacts the communities they care about. Select a state below to learn more.

The Landscape of Gun Deaths

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Firearm deaths per 100,000 people
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National

36,383 people die by guns each year.

In an average year, 1,074 people die by guns.

With a rate of 17.5 per 100,000 people, Missouri has the 8th highest rate of gun deaths in the US.

SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2013–2017.
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Gun Deaths By Intent in Missouri
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2013–2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2013 to 2017. WISQARS Fatal Injury Reports are broadly considered to be the most comprehensive sources of data on fatal firearm injuries. However, two of its intent categories—”shootings by law enforcement” and “unintentional deaths”—are estimated to be underreported. This is largely due to missing information on death certificates that may result in the misclassification of intent. The total of the intent category averages may not equal the yearly average due to rounding.

Deaths per 100,000 People
all
suicide
homicide
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, 2008–2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. Total deaths and age-adjusted rates were used for each year between 2008 and 2017. Unintentional deaths, deaths related to shootings by law enforcement, and deaths of undetermined intent are not included in the visualization.

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FIREARM INTENT

Gun Suicide

National

people die by gun suicide every year

suicides per 100,000 people

of all gun deaths are suicides

people die by gun suicide every year

suicides per 100,000 people

of all gun deaths are suicides

highest rate of gun suicides in the US
There is insufficient data on firearm suicides for this state to make a comparison.

Firearm Suicide and Race/Ethnicity in

Deaths per 100,000 People
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White
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Black
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Hispanic
N/A
Asian
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American Indian
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2013–2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2013 to 2017. Rates are age-adjusted. American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Hispanic.

In , there are hours between gun suicide deaths.

FIREARM INTENT

Gun Homicide

National

people die by gun homicide every year

homicides per 100,000 people

of all gun deaths are homicides

people die by gun homicide every year

homicides per 100,000 people

of all gun deaths are homicides

highest rate of gun homicides in the US
There is insufficient data on firearm homicides by race and ethnicity for this state to make a comparison.
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, FIVE-YEAR ESTIMATE: 2013–2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. An estimate was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2013 to 2017.

In , Black people are times as likely as white people to die by gun homicide.

Firearm Homicide and Race/Ethnicity in

Deaths per 100,000 People
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White
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Black
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Hispanic
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Asian
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American Indian
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, FIVE-YEAR ESTIMATE: 2013–2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. An estimate was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2013 to 2017.

SOURCE: EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY, TRANSGENDER HOMICIDE TRACKER, THREE-YEAR COUNT: 2017–2019.

Everytown For Gun Safety, Transgender Homicide Tracker, three-year count: 2017–2019. This database tracks all homicides of transgender or gender non-conforming victims. "Transgender (trans) and gender non-conforming (GNC)" refers to any person who identified or lived as a gender different than what was ascribed to them at birth. The term “homicide” includes shootings by law enforcement.

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GEOGRAPHY

County

All Firearm Deaths
AVERAGE DEATHS PER YEAR RATE PER 100,000 TOTAL POPULATION
UNITED STATES 36,383 11.0 327,267,434
St. Louis, St. Louis City, and Jackson counties contain Missouri's largest city.
County data does not appear when the death count is unreliable or 10 or fewer deaths.

COUNTIES

COUNTIES

AVERAGE DEATHS PER YEAR

AVERAGE DEATHS PER YEAR

RATE PER 100,000

RATE PER 100,000

TOTAL POPULATION

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CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2013-2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2013 to 2017. Rates are age-adjusted.

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DEMOGRAPHICS

Gun Violence Among Children & Teens

National

children and teens die by guns every year

of all gun deaths among children and teens are homicides

children and teens die by guns every year

of all gun deaths among children and teens are
There is insufficient data on gun deaths among children and teens for this state.

Firearms are the leading cause of death among children and teens in .

Deaths Among Children and Teens By Cause
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, 2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports, 2017. This analysis used the number of deaths of children and teenagers aged 1 to 19 by known intent—homicide, suicide, or unintentional death. The number of deaths of children age 0 to 1 are calculated separately because the leading causes of death for newborns and infants are specific to that age group.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Intimate Partner Homicide

National

women fatally shot by a partner from 2013-2017

of female IPH victims are killed with a gun

women fatally shot by a partner from 2013-2017

of female IPH victims are killed with a gun
There is insufficient data on intimate partner homicides for this state.

Intimate Partner Homicide in

SOURCE: FBI, SUPPLEMENTARY HOMICIDE REPORTS, 2013–2017; FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2013–2017.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reporting Program: Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR), 2013 to 2017. The FBI SHR does not include data from Florida. Everytown for Gun Safety obtained intimate partner homicide data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and included the reported homicides in the analysis. While the FBI SHR includes both current and former partners in its relationship designation, Florida’s Department of Law Enforcement includes only current partners in its data.

Black women in are times as likely to be shot and killed by an intimate partner as white women.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Race/Ethnicity

National

Black people are

as likely to die by guns as white people
White people are

as likely to die by gun suicide as black people
Black people are

as likely to die by gun homicide as white people

Black people are

as likely to die by guns as white people
White people are

as likely to die by gun suicide as black people
Black people are

as likely to die by gun homicide as white people
There is insufficient data on firearm deaths by race and ethnicity for this state to make a comparison.
% of
All Firearm Deaths
by Race/Ethnicity in
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2013–2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2013 to 2017. Rates are age-adjusted. American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Hispanic. The term “homicide” includes shootings by law enforcement.

All Firearm Deaths
per 100,000 people in
Deaths per 100,000 People
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White
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Black
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Hispanic
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Asian
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American Indian
SOURCE: CDC, WISQARS FATAL INJURY REPORTS, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2013–2017.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2013 to 2017. Rates are age-adjusted. American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Hispanic. The term “homicide” includes shootings by law enforcement.