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Florquin, Nicolas. 2004 ‘Firearms, Violence and Crime: Additional Online Data for 110 Countries.’ Small Arms Survey 2004: Rights at Risk; Annexe 6.1 (Table 6.7), pp. 2-5. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July
Firearms, Violence and Crime: Additional Online Data for 110 Countries
Annexe 6.1: Available firearm mortality data
Table 6.7: Available firearm mortality statistics as of September 2003
These annexes contain the raw firearm mortality data used to generate the global and regional estimates published in Chapter 6 of the Small Arms Survey 2004. Annexe 6.1 presents raw data collected from a combination of public health and criminal justice sources.
With a total of 160,000 documented deaths from firearm homicides, firearm suicides, unintentional firearm deaths, and firearm deaths of undetermined intent occurring annually in countries covering about half the world's population, these statistics clearly support previous estimates that at least 200,000 firearm deaths occur each year in non-conflict situations.
The following section explains in detail how these statistics were used to produce estimates of regional levels of firearm mortality, using Latin America and the Caribbean firearm homicides as an example…