Number of Accidental Gun Deaths
How many accidental gun deaths are there in the U.S.?
In 2006, 642 people died in the United States from the accidental discharge of firearms. This is according to the 2010 Statistical Handbook of the U.S. Census Bureau. This represents of 0.00024% of all deaths for the year. 30% of all deaths due to accidental gun fires occurred in persons aged 15 to 24.