Highest Gun Suicides

It is a sad reality is more Americans take their own lives with a gun than are killed by someone else with a gun. Access to a gun triples the risk of gun death by suicide.

In 2015, 22,080 Americans died by gun suicide, four times that of 28 other high-income countries combined. The suicide by gun death rate is 10 times higher in the US than comparable countries.

60 Americans die by gun suicide every day, compared to 14 per day in 28 other comparable countries combined, which have more than twice the population of the US.
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This study was performed in 2019 on gun violence data from 2015. Source: Violent death rates in the US compared to those of the other high-income countries, 2015/2019 Erin Grinshteyn, David Hemenway

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