To determine the type of firearm used, owner of the firearm, storage habits, and location of injury among suicide decedents who used a firearm in their suicide death, and to examine differences among sexes, races, and age groups.
Data from the National Violent Death Reporting System was used. 117,126 individuals who died by firearm suicide from 2003-2018 were included in analyses.
Michael Anestis, PhD
Allie Bond, M.A. Shelby Bandel, M.S.