May 7, 2013

Gun Homicide and Violent Crime


Some trends shown in this report have been updated. Rates for overall gun deaths, firearm homicides and firearm suicides have been updated through 2013. The rate for non-fatal violent firearms victimizations has been updated through 2014. Updated charts and information can be found here.

National rates of gun homicide, non-fatal gun crime and all non-fatal violent crimes have fallen since the mid-1990s. Explore the trends by age, race and gender below.

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- Hispanics are of any race; racial groups shown include only non-Hispanics.
- 2006 NCVS victimization estimates are not comparable with those in other years.
- "Violent Firearm Crime" includes aggravated assault, robbery and sex crimes. "All Violent Crime" includes simple and aggravated assault, robbery and sex crimes, committed with and without a firearm.
- There were 11,101 gun homicide deaths in 2011 and the gun homicide rate remained 3.6 per 100,000 people, according to preliminary CDC data.
* Interpret with caution. Estimate based on 10 or fewer sample cases.