Deaths by Firearm, Compared Against Injury-Related Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention track cause of death over time, under several classifications and groupings. Among 1- to 19-year-olds, regulations decreased motor vehicle deaths, but deaths by firearms increased and became the leading mechanism in 2018.

Firearms Are the Leading Injury Mechanism

Among 1- to 19-year-olds in the United States, from 1999 to 2020.

DEATHS

16,709

As motor vehicle deaths decreased, firearm deaths increased and became the leading cause of injury-related death in 2018, among 1- to 19-year-olds.

Motor Vehicle Traffic

Firearm

Drowning

Suffocation

Poisoning

Fire

0

1999

2000

’01

’02

’03

’04

’05

’06

’07

’08

’09

’10

’11

’12

’13

’14

’15

’16

’17

’18

’19

’20

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DEATHS

16.7k

As motor vehicle deaths decreased, firearm deaths increased and became the leading cause of injury-related death in 2018, among 1- to 19-year-olds.

Motor Vehicle Traffic

Firearm

Drowning

Suffocation

Poisoning

Fire

0k

2000

’02

’04

’06

’08

’10

’12

’14

’16

’18

’20

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Become a member. Support an independent site. Make great charts.

Join Now

Learn to Visualize Data See All →

How to Make a Connected Scatter Plot

The combination of a time series chart and a scatter plot lets you compare two variables along with temporal changes.

An Easy Way to Make a Treemap

If your data is a hierarchy, a treemap is a good way to show all the values at once and keep the structure in the visual. This is a quick way to make a treemap in R.

Introducing a Course for Mapping in R

Mapping geographic data in R can be tricky, because there …

How to Make Animated (GIF) Heatmaps in R

Using color as the visual encoding, show changes over time in two dimensions.