Gun Facts

Suicide accounted for 60% of all U.S. gun deaths in 2017. Firearm suicides have outnumbered gun homicides since the CDC began publishing data in 1981. Guns are used in just over half of all suicides.

CDC, Pew

Gun Facts

In Georgia, a gunshot was the cause of death in 73% of all known domestic-violence related deaths from 2010-2017. Nationally, more than half (55%) of female homicide victims were killed in connection to intimate partner violence from 2003-2014.

Georgia Fatality Review Annual Report, CDC

Gun Facts

“Mass shootings” are hard to define. But according to the latest CDC data from 2016, active shooter incidents make up less than 2% of all gun deaths in the U.S. annually. Using Mother Jones’s definition of mass shootings, which counts four or more killed in a single incident in a public place, mass shooting deaths represent an even smaller fraction (< 1%) of all gun deaths in the U.S. annually.

CDC, Mother Jones