Accidental Shooting Statistics: A Review of Unintentional Firearm Deaths from 1979-2024

Key Statistics: There have been 196 accidental deaths related to firearms so far in 2023. Accidental shooting deaths have declined from 1,491 per year (1979-1998) to an average of 606 (1999-2023). 728 accidental shootings (including injuries or death) occur on average yearly. 1% of all firearm-related deaths in 2022 were unintentional. Individuals aged 14-30 are consistently more likely to die of accidental shootings than any other age group.