Deaths In The United States By Firearm, 2012 And 2013
  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms 2012 2013 (1) 2012 2013 (1)
Accidental discharge of firearms 548 505 1.7% 1.5%
Suicide by firearm 20,666 21,175 62.5 63.8
Assault (homicide) by firearm 11,622 11,208 35.1 33.8
Undetermined intent 256 281 0.8 0.8
Total (2) 33,092 33,169 100.0% 100.0%
(1) Preliminary. (2) Excludes deaths resulting from legal intervention. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics Report.