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Minnesota Firearm Facts

Protect MN 2022 Firearm Violence Infographic.

Key Facts

  • 88% of homicides in Minnesota are committed by firearm
  • 572 Minnesotans died by a firearm
    • 504 males died by a firearm
    • 68 females died by a firearm
  • Firearm deaths have no boundaries
    • 268 people in Greater Minnesota died
    • 304 people in the Twin Cities and suburbs died
  • Unrestricted access to firearms increases the risk of death from suicide among men by 4x
  • 100+ Minnesota Veterans died by suicide by firearms
  • 391 Minnesotans died from suicide by firearms
  • 12 Minnesotans were shot by law enforcement
  • #1 cause of death among children is firearms
  • 24 Number of children killed with a firearm in Minnesota



Duluth Roundtable

Please join Protect Minnesota later this month in Duluth for an important conversation. As we’re gearing up for the 2023 elections and the 2024 legislative session, it’s more important than ever that the gun violence prevention community has the chance to connect with each other, share our priorities, and voice our hopes for the coming months and years.

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