...there were 751,131 aggravated assaults; an aggravated assault is a perpetrator causes or attempts to cause serious injury.
Of those 21.2% involved a firearm. That's a bit over 159,000 incidents.
Such incidents may be cases where one person involved in an altercation draws a gun and fires whether the bullet strikes someone or not. Also included in that number are crimes such as kidnapping and rape where the gun was used as a threat to subdue the victim.
About 73,883 firearm injuries due to all intents are recorded for 2011. Those would include attempted suicide, criminal assault, law enforcement shootings, negligence, accidents, etc.
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