Table 1

Trends in firearm deaths in the USA, WISQARS 2000–2010

Age-adjusted firearm deaths per 100 000 populationChangeSMDp Trend
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010TotalAnnual95% CI
All10.1410.3110.4310.299.9910.2710.2210.2410.2310.0510.0710.21−0.017−0.044 to 0.010−0.440.181
 Caucasian8.979.−0.027 to 0.0390.110.705
 African-American18.3018.3219.2219.0118.3119.3419.9819.3118.1917.1516.9018.51−0.114−0.311 to 0.082−0.400.220
 Other4.763.894.194.033.703.883.833.383.253.373.253.38−0.121−0.166 to −0.076−1.83<0.0001
 Hispanic7.817.737.637.687.427.517.197.216.606.385.867.13−0.179−0.236 to −0.122−2.13<0.0001
 Non-Hispanic10.3110.5010.6710.5010.2310.5310.5410.6110.7410.5510.7110.540.027−0.002 to 0.0560.630.068
 Homicide/legal intervention3.884.−0.008−0.054 to 0.038−0.120.705
 Suicide5.905.905.925.775.655.665.545.635.825.916.065.800.001−0.035 to 0.0380.030.932
 Undetermined0.−0.0001−0.002 to 0.002−0.020.944
 Unintentional0.−0.010−0.014 to −0.006−1.70<0.0001
  • All values are age-adjusted rates per 100 000 persons. Change denotes annual change in rate per 100 000. Negative value indicates decline in firearm death rates per 100 000 from 2000 to 2010 and positive value indicates increase in firearm death rate per 100 000 from 2000 to 2010. CIs denote the annual change in firearm death rate per 100 000. SMD indicates standardised mean difference; is equal to annual change/SD. p Trend calculated using metaregression indicates the significance of the decline or the increase in firearm-related death rates from 2000 to 2010. Data are from Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).