Deaths In The United States By Firearm, 2016 And 2017

 

  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms (1) 2016 2017 2016 2017
Accidental discharge of firearms 495 486 1.3% 1.2%
Suicide by firearm 22,938 23,854 59.3 60.0
Assault (homicide) by firearm 14,415 14,542 37.3 36.6
Legal intervention 510 553 1.3 1.4
Undetermined intent 300 338 0.8 0.8
Total  38,658 39,773 100.0% 100.0%
(1) The term firearms refers to guns that can be carried by a person and does not refer to larger classes of guns. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics Report.