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Mauser, Gary A. 2003 ‘An International Comparison of the Use of Guns in Violent Crime.’ The Failed Experiment: Gun Control and Public Safety in Canada, Australia, England and Wales; Number 71 (Table 1), p. 7. Vancouver BC: Public Policy Sources. 1 November

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Table 1: An International Comparison of the Use of Guns in Violent Crime

Year: Homicide (%) - Suicide (%)

United States
2001: 63% - 56%

Canada
2001: 31% - 20%

Australia
2001: 14% - 12%

England & Wales
2000/01: 9% - 2%

Note: This table shows the percentage of each category that involved guns. For example, 26% of violent crime in the United States in 2001 was committed using a firearm.

Sources:

United States:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (2003). Uniform Crime Reports, Table 1: Index of Crime, United States, 1982–2001. Digital document available at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/01cius.htm
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Center for Disease Control [NCIPC] 2003. Mortality (Fatal
Injury) Reports. Digital documents available at http://webapp.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/mortrate.html

Canada:
- Hung, Kwing (2003). Firearm Statistics, Updated Tables, March 2003. Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice, Ottawa, Ontario.
- Savoie, Josee (2002). Crime Statistics in Canada, 2001. Juristat 22, 6, Statistics Canada Cat. 85-002-XPE (July).

Australia:
- Australian Institute of Criminology (2003). Australian Crime, Facts and Figures, 2002. Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
- Mouzos, Jenny (1999). Firearm-Related Violence: The Impact of the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms. Trends and Issues 116 (May). Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
- Mouzos, Jenny (2003). Homicide in Australia 2001–2002. Research and Public Policy Issues 46. Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
- Reuter, Peter, and Jenny Mouzos (2002). "Australia: A Massive Buyback of Low-Risk Guns." Paper presented to the American Society of Criminology, Chicago.

England and Wales:
- Home Office (2001). Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, 2000. Norich, England: Queen's Printer.
- Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health (2003). Suicide Method Statistics. Digital document available from http://cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk/cebmh/elmh/nelmh/suicide/statistics/methods.html
Oxford: National Electronic Library for Health/Mental Health, University of Oxford.

ID: Q11336

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