Gun-related deaths from preventable, intentional, and undetermined causes totaled 48,204 in 2022, a decrease of 1% from 48,830 deaths in 2021. Suicides account for 56% of deaths related to firearms, while 41% were homicides, and about 1% were preventable/accidental. Please note that the term gun is used on this page to refer to firearms that can be carried by a person, not to the larger class of weapon.

In 2022, total gun-related deaths decreased 1.3%, suicides increased 2.7%, assaults decreased 6.2%, and preventable/accidental gun-related deaths decreased 15.7%. Since 2013, total gun-related deaths have increased 43.3%, suicide deaths involving guns have increased 27.6%, assault deaths have increased 75.3%, while preventable/accidental gun-related deaths decreased 8.3%.

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death 1999-2022 on CDC WONDER Online Database, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program.

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