Deaths In The United States By Firearm, 2015 And 2016

 

  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms 2015 2016 (1) 2015 2016 (1)
Accidental discharge of firearms 489 495 1.3% 1.3%
Suicide by firearm 22,018 22,938 60.7 59.3
Assault (homicide) by firearm 12,979 14,415 35.8 37.3
Legal intervention 484 510 1.3 1.3
Undetermined intent 282 300 0.8 0.8
Total  36,252 38,658 100.0% 100.0%
(1) Preliminary. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics Report, sourced by the National Safety Council.