Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis

The conversation around gun violence in the U.S. usually focuses on homicides, urban crime and mass shootings. But the overwhelming majority of gun deaths are suicides.

The overwhelming majority of gun deaths in America don’t involve bad guys with guns — they’re caused by people deliberately harming themselves. The U.S. experiences more than 60 gun suicides daily.

(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)

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