QuickStats: Rates of Firearm-Related Deaths Among Persons Aged 15 Years or Older, by Selected Intent and Age Group

Among persons aged 15 years or older, for all firearm-related deaths (all intents), rates were highest among those aged 15–24 years (17.4 per 100,000).

For deaths involving firearm-related suicides, rates increased with age, from 6.6 among persons aged 15–24 years to 11.8 among those aged 65 years or older.

A different pattern was found for firearm-related homicides, in which rates decreased with age, from 10.2 among those aged 15–24 years to 0.9 among those aged 65 years or older.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7010a5.htm

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