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Firearm Safety

Public Health's Role

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), through its Injury and Violence Prevention section in the Public Health Division, works to prevent firearm-related deaths and injuries, including suicide. The Public Health Division does this through data collection and tracking, and by collaborating with community, tribal, local, state, and federal partners.

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Crisis Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veteran Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Oregon County Crisis Hotlines

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 Featured Data

Firearm fatality rates vary by county, age group and intent.

Map: Firearm death rates by county per 100,000 population, all intents: Low is 0 (white), high is 3 (dark blue).

2017 Firearm death rates by county 
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Graph: Firearm fatality rates by age group and intent. Homicide highest for 18 to 24 year olds. Suicide highest over 65.

2013-2017 Firearm fatality rates by age group and intent 
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Source: Oregon Violent Death Reporting System.

The Oregon Violent Death Reporting System includes more firearm data and an interactive data dashboard.

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