Deaths In The United States By Firearm, 2020 And 2021

 

  Number Percent of total
Deaths caused by firearms (1) 2020 2021 2020 2021
Suicide by firearm 24,292 26,328 53.7% 53.9%
Assault (homicide) by firearm 19,383 20,958 42.9 42.9
Legal intervention 611 537 1.4 1.1
Accidental discharge of firearms 535 549 1.2 1.1
Undetermined intent 400 458 0.9 0.9
Total  45,221 48,830 100.0% 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.