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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Unintentional Gun Deaths in Switzerland.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 25 June

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ICD-10 or ICD-9 Code:1 Diagnosis - Number of deaths (Crude death rate per 100,000 population) - % of all deaths

2013 population: 8,089,345
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0371

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0124) - 0.0015%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0247) - 0.0031%

2012 population: 7,996,860
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 1
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0125

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0125) - 0.0016%

2011 population: 7,912,397
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 5
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0632

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0126) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 4 (0.0506) - 0.0064%

2010 population: 7,824,910
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 1
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0128

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0128) - 0.0016%

2009 population: 7,743,832
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 1
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0129

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0129) - 0.0016%

2008 population: 7,647,676
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 1
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0131

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0131) - 0.0016%

2007 population: 7,551,117
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0530

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 2 (0.0265) - 0.0033%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0132) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0132) - 0.0016%

2006 population: 7,483,935
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 2
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0267

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0134) - 0.0017%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0134) - 0.0017%

2005 population: 7,437,116
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 1
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0134

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0134) - 0.0016%

2004 population: 7,389,626
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 6
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0812

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0135) - 0.0017%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0135) - 0.0017%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 4 (0.0541) - 0.0066%

2003 population: 7,339,002
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0409

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 3 (0.0409) - 0.0048%

2002 population: 7,313,853
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 1
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0137

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0137) - 0.0016%

2001 population: 7,260,339
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0551

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0138) - 0.0016%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0275) - 0.0033%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0138) - 0.0016%

2000 population: 7,209,042
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0416

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0139) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0277) - 0.0032%

1999 population: 7,166,738
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 2
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0279

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.014) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.014) - 0.0016%

1998 population: 7,131,888
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 10
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1402

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 10 (0.1402) - 0.016%

1997 population: 7,088,900
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 6
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0846

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 6 (0.0846) - 0.0095%

1996 population: 7,071,800
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 7
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0990

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0141) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 6 (0.0848) - 0.0096%

1995 population: 7,040,700
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 10
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1420

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0284) - 0.0032%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 8 (0.1136) - 0.0126%

[Editor's note: Each year, countries submit their cause of death and population data to WHO. Unless an error is detected, a number of deaths is unlikely to change after processing. However, as WHO reviews its data in the wake of each national census, minor changes can be made to calculated death rates. These could account for any differences which might appear following the date on which a death rate was originally posted.]

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