The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year after 15 years of no real change, a government report shows. About two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides, and those have been increasing for about 10 years. Until recently, that has been offset by a decline in people shot dead by others. There has been an upswing in those gun-related homicides, too, some experts said, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!