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In 2010, guns were involved in
the deaths
of 31,076 Americans
in homicides, suicides, and unintentional
shootings.  This breaks down to more than 85 deaths each
day
and more than
three deaths each hour. There were also 73,505 Americans treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal
gunshot wounds in 2010. Firearms were the third-leading cause of injury-related
deaths nationwide in 2010, after poisoning and motor vehicle accidents. The
United States accounts for nearly 75 percent of all murdered children in the
developed world. American children are 17 times more likely to be murdered by
firearms than children in other industrialized nations.

Despite the alarming numbers, gun
homicide rates, along with all violent crime, peaked in 1993
and have
dropped sharply over the last two decades. Compared with 1993, the firearm
homicide rate dropped by 49 percent in 2010 and there were fewer deaths from
violent crime, despite the nation’s growing population. The rate for other
violent crimes with a firearm such as assaults, robberies, and sex crimes was
down 75 percent in 2011 compared to 1993. It is important to note, however,
that violence plunged through the 1990s but has declined less significantly
since 2000.

Gun Death Statistics

Homicide

?? In 2010,
guns were involved in 11,078 homicides in the United States. This number
accounted for almost 35 percent of all gun deaths and more than 68 percent of
all homicides.

?? Between 2005
and 2010 there was an average of 33 gun homicides each day.

Suicide

?? In 2010,
guns were used in 19,392 successful suicides in the United States. This number
accounted for almost 62 percent of all gun deaths.

?? More than 50
percent of all suicides in the U.S. involve a firearm.

?? Between 2005
and 2010 there was on average 49 gun suicides each day.

?? White males represent
40 percent of the U.S. population and yet they accounted for over 80 percent of
firearm suicides in 2010.

?? In 2010, firearms
were the weapon of choice in 44 percent of suicide deaths among people under
the age of 25.

Unintentional Deaths and Injuries

?? In 2010, 606
people were killed in unintentional firearm injuries.

?? Between 2005
and 2010, almost 3,800 people in the U.S. died from unintentional shootings.

?? On average,
states with the highest gun levels had nine times the rate of unintentional
firearm deaths compared to states with the lowest gun levels.

The U.S. General Accounting
Office believes that 31 percent of unintentional deaths caused by firearms could
be prevented by the addition of two devices: a child-proof safety lock (8
percent) and a loading indicator (23 percent).

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In 2010, guns were involved in
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of 31,076 Americans in homicides, suicides, and unintentional
shootings.  This breaks down to more than 85 deaths each
day
and more than
three deaths each hour. There were also 73,505 Americans treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal
gunshot wounds in 2010. Firearms were the third-leading cause of injury-related
deaths nationwide in 2010, after poisoning and motor vehicle accidents.

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