Deaths By Firearms, 2014 And 2015

 

  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms 2014 2015 (1) 2014 2015
Accidental discharge of firearms 586 489 1.7% 1.3%
Suicide by firearms 21,334 22,018 63.5 60.7
Assault (homicide) by firearms 10,945 12,979 32.6 35.8
Undetermined intent 270 282 0.8 0.8
Total (2) 33,599 36,252 100.0% 100.0%
(1) Preliminary. (2) Excludes deaths resulting from legal intervention. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics Report.