Firearm Safety: Latest Statistics & More!

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firearms deaths continue to be a significant and growing public health problem in the United States. In fact, in 2020, 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides involved firearms.

In the same year, there were 45,222 firearm-related deaths in the United States; that means roughly 124 individuals died each day from an injury related to a firearm. More than 7 out of every 10 medically treated firearm injuries are from firearm related assaults, while nearly 2 out of every 10 are from unintentional firearm injuries. At I’m Safe!, we understand firearm education and safety is paramount.

The CDC also breaks firearm related injuries into five categories: intentionally self-inflicted, unintentional, interpersonal violence, legal intervention, and undetermined intent. Whether you’re a parent in search of information about firearm safety in the home, a first-time gun owner, or a professional looking to brush up on your firearm handling skills, it all starts with awareness.

The National Safety Council goes on to say that gun-related assault deaths have increased by 75% since 2011, while accidental or preventable gun-related deaths increased 10% from 2019 to 2020. The American Academy of Pediatrics also emphasizes that after decades of safety improvements in automobiles and an increasing number of guns in homes across the country, guns have officially become one of the most common causes of death among young people in the United States.

Highlighting the importance of gun safety, especially in a way that protects children, should be a priority in communities across the country. At I’m Safe!, our Custom Banners, Education Kits, and Tip Sheets are all terrific products to use to highlight get your message across about firearm safety. Check out this Firearm Safety page in our I’m Safe! at Home Activity Book.

From Print Items to Reflective Items, Window Clings, and so much more, I’m Safe! is the go-to for safety products that can make an greater impact at your next event. Simply contact us to let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll come up with a custom solution to fit your need.