Firearm Safety Devices Corporation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (NSSF®) reports on FIREARM-RELATED ACCIDENT STATISTICS

Unintentional deaths involving firearms at a record low level since record-keeping began in 1903, as shown by the
data in the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts online. In the last two decades, the number of unintentional firearm-related fatalities has declined by 47 percent – from 866 unintentional fatalities in 1998 to 458 in 2018. Firearms are involved in fewer than 1/3 percent of all unintentional fatalities in the United States. In side-by-side comparisons, firearm accidents continue to rank among the lowest forms of accidental injury – see PDF link below for the full report: