Worldwide gun deaths reach 250,000 yearly; US ranks high

In 2016, 64 percent of global gun deaths were homicides, 27 percent were suicides and 9 percent were accidental. Gun deaths in the U.S. climbed from 35,800 in 1990 to 37,200 in 2016, but the rate dipped slightly to 11 per 100,000. Gun deaths outnumbered deaths from combat and terrorism every year except 1994, when…