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.