5,606 people were killed in the 15 months to June 30, 2016, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) on Friday.
That includes the majority of those killed by gunfire.
A little more than 1,300 of those people were women and girls, or a little more the overall number of deaths.
The other 2,822 were male.
The most common cause of death among female victims was suicide.
The FBI did not release figures for the total number of people who were killed by gunshots in 2015 and 2016.
The bureau does not keep statistics on murders in the U., or how many people are killed by firearms in the country.
President Donald Trump and other Republican lawmakers have made gun control a top priority, with many calling for the creation of an agency to track and track-down the shooters and to tighten gun laws.
However, in recent years, the number of reported gun-related deaths in the United States has fallen as more states have tightened gun laws and the rate of gun violence has fallen.
Despite the decline in gun-suicide deaths, however, there have been other recent spikes in violence involving guns in the last decade, including in 2015.
During the period between June 30 and July 1, more than 9,000 people died by gunfire in the city of Chicago, according the Chicago Tribune.
In New York City, where the death toll rose to 3,097, at least 1,600 were killed and more than 3,000 were wounded, the mayor’s office said in a statement that it had been working to “get people out of their homes and into safer places.”
As of June 30 there were about 6,300 gun deaths in Chicago, the city’s mayor’s department said.
That is an increase of almost 20% from the previous three-month period.
Gun violence has been on the rise in the Midwest, particularly in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes states.
The state’s population has been growing faster than the national average for the past decade, as well as for most of the past 20 years, according data from the U,S.
In 2016, there were 5,938 gun-violence related deaths in Wisconsin, the latest data available.
That marked a jump of 19% from 2015.
In 2016, the average age of those who were shot was 35.
In Chicago, which is home to more than 4.3 million people, the most recent figures from the city are that more than 700 people were shot.
Overall, gun deaths are on the decline, but the percentage of people shot each year is still relatively high.
There were 9,500 gun deaths reported in 2016, down from 10,937 in 2015, according a report from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Gun violence has dropped dramatically in the states of New York and Illinois since 2011, and the rates of gun homicides have fallen by a combined 26% in those states over the same period.