A serious public health problems in the US.
Among 15-24-year-olds, homicide is the second leading cause of death and suicide is the third leading cause of death.
For 25-34 -year-olds, suicide is the second leading cause and homicide is the third leading cause of fatalities, following unintentional injuries for both groups.
US has a higher level of violent death, particularly homicide, compared with other developed nations.
It was estimated in 2006 90% of violent deaths occurred outside of conflict situations.
On average almost 100 people die each day in the US from gun violence.
In 2015 36252 deaths from firearms in the US exceeded the number of deaths from motor vehicle traffic crashes that year.
Since 1968, more individuals in the US have died from gun violence than in battle during all the wars the country has been in since inception.
United States has a higher rate of nonlethal violence and especially gun violence than other high income countries.
In the US there are many more guns and less strong gun laws than in other developed nations.
The firearm homicide rate is 25 times higher and the firearm suicide rate is 8 times higher in the US than in other high income countries.
90% of women, 91% of four children ages 0-14 years, and 92% of youth aged15-24 years who were killed by firearms in high income countries were in the United States.
Americans are 10 times more likely to die as a result of a firearm compared with residents of other high income countries.
Of all firearm deaths in high income countries, more than 80% occur in the US.
Men in the US approximately nine times more likely to be a homicide victim than their male counterparts in other high income countries, and women are four times more likely to be a homicide victim than women in other countries.
More than two thirds of the homicides in the US are firearm homicides while firearm homicide accounts for less than 20% of homicides in the other high income countries.
In the US 15-24-year-olds are 49 times more likely and 25-34-year-olds are 32 times more likely to die from firearm homicides than similarly aged young people in other high income countries.
Nonwhites in the US have far greater rates of homicide victimization than whites.
White homicide victimization rate in the US is four times higher than the average rate of the high income countries, driven in part by white firearm victimization rates that is 13 times higher.