Last updated on: 6/24/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Leading Causes of Suicide, Homicide, Unintentional Death, and All Death, 1999-2014

The latest numbers show that between 1999 and 2014, firearms were the 12th leading cause of death (1.2% of all deaths); the leading method of both suicide (52.0% of all suicides) and homicide (66.9% of all homicides); and the 14th leading cause of unintentional deaths (0.6% of all unintentional deaths).