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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.

National

36,383 people die by guns each year.

SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. The term “homicide” includes shootings by police. See the methodology page for more information.

SOURCE: TED R. MILLER AND DAVID SWEDLER ANALYSIS OF HCUP NONFATAL INJURY: 2017.

See the methodology page for more information.

SOURCE: TED R. MILLER ANALYSIS OF CDC FATAL INJURY: 2018 AND HCUP NONFATAL INJURY: 2017.

See the methodology page for more information.

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Gun Deaths By Intent
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. CDC’s database is broadly considered to be the most comprehensive source of data on fatal firearm injuries. However, two of its intent categories—“legal intervention” (i.e., shootings by police) 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. See the methodology page for more information.

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Gun Deaths Over Time in United States
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How can there be more deaths in 2020 and yet the rate of gun deaths is lower or remains the same? The explanation for this apparent contradiction is related to population growth. The population grew at a faster pace than the number of people who died by guns. In other words, despite an increase in total gun deaths over this ten-year period, the age-adjusted gun death rate is lower because the population growth is larger.

Deaths per 100,000 people
all
suicide
homicide
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, 2011–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A percentage change was developed using 2011 and 2020 data. The term “homicide” includes shootings by police. See the methodology page for more information.

SOURCE: TED R. MILLER ANALYSIS OF CDC FATAL INJURY: 2018 AND HCUP NONFATAL INJURY: 2017.

See the methodology page for more information.

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FIREARM INTENT

Gun Suicides and Suicide Attempts

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.

National

people die by gun suicide every year

suicides per 100,000 people

of all gun deaths are suicides
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. See the methodology page for more information.

Suicide in

SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. See the methodology page for more information.

In , there are hours between gun suicide deaths.

SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. See the methodology page for more information.

Firearm Suicide by Race/Ethnicity in

Deaths per 100,000 people
N/A
White
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Black
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Latinx
N/A
Asian
N/A
American Indian
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. American Indian / Alaskan Native, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Latinx origin. See the methodology page for more information.

Economic Cost

SOURCE: TED R. MILLER ANALYSIS OF CDC FATAL INJURY: 2018 AND HCUP NONFATAL INJURY: 2017.

See the methodology page for more information.

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Cost per resident

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State

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SOURCE: TED R. MILLER ANALYSIS OF CDC FATAL INJURY: 2018 AND HCUP NONFATAL INJURY: 2017.

See the methodology page for more information.

FIREARM INTENT

Gun Homicides and Assaults

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.

National

people die by gun homicide every year

homicides per 100,000 people

of all gun deaths are homicides

of transgender gun homicides are Black women
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020. HOMICIDES INCLUDE SHOOTINGS BY POLICE.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. The term “homicide” includes shootings by police. See methodology page for more information.

Homicide in

SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. The term “homicide” includes shootings by police. See the methodology page for more information.

Firearm Homicide by Race/Ethnicity in

Black people in are times more likely than white people to die by gun homicide.

Economic Cost

Deaths per 100,000 people
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Black
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Latinx
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Asian
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American Indian
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Rates are age-adjusted. American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Latinx. The term “homicide” includes shootings by law enforcement.

SOURCE: EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY SUPPORT FUND, TRANSGENDER HOMICIDE TRACKER, 2017–2022.

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Transgender Homicide Tracker, 2017–2022. This database tracks all homicides of transgender or gender nonconforming victims. “Transgender (trans) and gender nonconforming (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 police. See the methodology page for more information.

Transgender Homicide Victims in the United States

SOURCE: TED R. MILLER ANALYSIS OF CDC FATAL INJURY: 2018 AND HCUP NONFATAL INJURY: 2017.

See the methodology page for more information.

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Cost per resident

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State

State

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SOURCE: TED R. MILLER ANALYSIS OF CDC FATAL INJURY: 2018 AND HCUP NONFATAL INJURY: 2017.

See the methodology page for more information.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Race/Ethnicity

Black people are

more likely thanwhite people to die by guns
White people are

more likely thanBlack people to die by gun suicide
Black people are

more likely thanwhite people to die by gun homicide
There is insufficient data on firearm deaths by race and ethnicity for this state to make a comparison.

National

Black people are

more likely thanwhite people to die by guns
White people are

more likely thanBlack people to die by gun suicide
Black people are

more likely thanwhite people to die by gun homicide
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020. HOMICIDES INCLUDE SHOOTINGS BY POLICE.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A disparity ratio was developed based on age-adjusted rates using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Black and white defined as non-Latinx origin. The term “homicide” includes shootings by police. See the methodology page for more information.

% of
All Firearm Deaths
by Race/Ethnicity in
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Rates are age-adjusted. American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Latinx. The term “homicide” includes shootings by law enforcement.

All Firearm Deaths
per 100,000 people in
Deaths per 100,000 people
N/A
White
N/A
Black
N/A
Latinx
N/A
Asian
N/A
American Indian
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Rates are age-adjusted. American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Latinx. The term “homicide” includes shootings by law enforcement.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Gun Violence Among Children & Teens

children and teens die by guns every year

of all gun deaths among children and teens are suicides

of all gun deaths among children and teens are homicides
The number of gun deaths among children and teens in this state is insufficient for analysis.

National

children and teens die by guns every year

of all gun deaths among children and teens are suicides

of all gun deaths among children and teens are homicides
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Children and teens are defined as ages 0 to 19. The term “homicide” includes shootings by police. See the methodology page for more information.

Firearms are cause of death among children and teens in .

Deaths among children and teens by cause
SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, ONE-YEAR COUNT: 2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death, Injury Mechanism & All Other Leading Causes. Data from 2020. This analysis used the number of deaths of children and teenagers ages 1 to 19. The number of deaths among children age 0 to 1 are excluded because the leading causes of death for newborns and infants less than 1 year of age are considerably different from those 1 year and older. See the methodology page for more information.

SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR AVERAGE: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A disparity ratio was developed based on crude rates using five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Children and teens are defined as ages 0 to 19. Black and white are defined as non-Latinx origin. See the methodology page for more information.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Intimate Partner Homicide

women fatally shot by a partner in 2019

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

National

women fatally shot by a partner in 2019

of female IPH victims are killed with a gun
SOURCE: EVERYTOWN ANALYSIS OF CDC, NATIONAL VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM, 2019.

Everytown analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), 2019. An estimate was developed for states not participating in the NVDRS based on the available data. See the methodology page for more information.

Intimate Partner Homicide in

SOURCE: EVERYTOWN ANALYSIS OF CDC, NATIONAL VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM, 2019.

Everytown analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), 2019. An estimate was developed for states not participating in the NVDRS based on the available data. See the methodology page for more information.

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

Intimate Partner Firearm Homicide by Race/Ethnicity in

Deaths per 1 million adults
There was insufficient data available to calculate intimate partner firearm homicide rates by race and ethnicity for .
N/A
White
N/A
Black
N/A
Latinx
N/A
Asian
N/A
American Indian
SOURCE: EVERYTOWN ANALYSIS OF CDC, NATIONAL VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM, 2018–2019.

National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), 2018 and 2019. An estimate was developed for states not participating in the NVDRS based on the available data. American Indian / Alaskan Native, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, and white are defined as non-Latinx origin. See the methodology page for more information.

GEOGRAPHY

Congressional District

St. Louis, St. Louis City, and Jackson counties contain Missouri's largest city.
Alabama
UNITED STATES
FIREARM SUICIDE DEATHS/YEAR
10 or less
11-40
41-70
71-100
over 100
FIREARM SUICIDE DEATHS/YEAR
10 or less
11-40
41-70
71-100
over 100

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Alabama has a total of 7 Congressional Districts.


AL-6 has an average of xx firearm deaths per year.

SOURCE: EVERYTOWN ANALYSIS OF FIREARM SUICIDE FROM CDC WONDER 2014–2018. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT HEXMAP, V2.1 BY DANIEL DONNER FOR DAILY KOS ELECTIONS.

See the methodology page for more information.

FIREARM SUICIDE DEATHS/YEAR
10 or less
11-40
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71-100
over 100
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Congressional District

FIREARM SUICIDES

FIREARM SUICIDES

RATE PER 100,000

RATE PER 100,000

SUICIDES BY FIREARM

SUICIDES BY FIREARM

SOURCE: EVERYTOWN ANALYSIS OF FIREARM SUICIDE FROM CDC WONDER 2014–2018. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT HEXMAP, V2.1 BY DANIEL DONNER FOR DAILY KOS ELECTIONS.

See the methodology page for more information.

GEOGRAPHY

County

All Firearm Deaths
TOTAL DEATHS (2015–2019) RATE PER 100,000 AVG. POPULATION
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St. Louis, St. Louis City, and Jackson counties contain Missouri's largest city.

COUNTIES

COUNTIES

TOTAL DEATHS (2015–2019)

TOTAL DEATHS (2015–2019)

RATE PER 100,000

RATE PER 100,000

AVG. POPULATION

AVG. POPULATION

SOURCE: CDC, UNDERLYING CAUSE OF DEATH, FIVE-YEAR COUNT: 2016–2020.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. Numbers are based on five years of the most recent available data: 2016 to 2020. Death counts suppressed by the CDC appear as “<10.” Death rates are flagged as “Not Available” when the rate is calculated with a numerator of 20 or fewer. See the methodology page for more information.