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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds gun deaths are on the rise nationwide.

This is after decades of reported decline in deaths caused by firearms.

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During 2015 and 2016, there were more than 27,000  homicides involving firearms and nearly 50,000 suicides involving firearms. Researchers stated that while firearm-related homicides were on the decline in the past decade, there has been a gradual increase in firearm-related suicides.

That’s the highest level recorded since 2006 and 2007.

In 2015 and 2016, guns were used in 74 percent of all recorded homicides.

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“It is too soon to know whether recent increases in firearm homicide rates represent a short-term fluctuation or the beginning of a longer-term trend,” researchers in the study noted.

The report noted that the rates of firearm homicides varied drastically by location.

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