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Deaths In The United States By Firearm, 2017 And 2018

 

  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms (1) 2017 2018 2017 2018
Accidental discharge of firearms 486 458 1.2% 1.2%
Suicide by firearm 23,854 24,432 60.0 61.5
Assault (homicide) by firearm 14,542 13,958 36.6 35.1
Legal intervention 553 539 1.4 1.4
Undetermined intent 338 353 0.8 0.9
Total  39,773 39,740 100.0% 100.0%

(1) Firearms are 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Deaths By Firearms, 2013 And 2014
  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms 2013 2014 (1) 2013 2014 (1)
Accidental discharge of firearms 505 586 1.5% 1.7%
Suicide by firearms 21,175 21,334 63.8 63.5
Assault (homicide) by firearms 11,208 10,945 33.8 32.6
Undetermined intent 281 270 0.8 0.8
Total (2) 33,169 33,599 100.0% 100.0%

(1) Preliminary.
(2) Excludes deaths resulting from legal intervention.

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.