The interactive chart reveals suicide deaths are more common than any other category of gun death among both males and females and across most age categories. However, in recent years the gap between suicide and homicide deaths involving guns has narrowed substantially. In 2012, 9,044 more suicide gun deaths occurred than homicide gun deaths. In 2021, this gap decreased to 5,370. Males account for more than 86% of all gun deaths, regardless of intent category.
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