DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES BY FIREARM, 2010 AND 2011
  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms 2010 2011 (1) 2010 2011 (1)
Accidental discharge of firearms 606 851 1.9% 2.6%
Suicide by firearm 19,392 19,766 61.9 61.5
Assault (homicide) by firearm 11,078 11,101 35.4 34.5
Undetermined intent 252 222 0.8 0.7
Total (2) 31,328 32,163 100.0% 100.0%

(1) Preliminary.
(2) Does not include deaths resulting from legal intervention.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics Report.