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Australia. 2010 ‘Unintentional Gun Death.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2008; 3303.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 31 March

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GunPolicy.org Calculation of Rates of Unintentional Gun Death for Australia

Year - Total Unintentional Gun Death - Population - Rate per 100,000 population

2006: 56 - 20,698,000 - 0.27
[Crude Rate per 100,000 Population = 56 ÷ 20,698,000 x 100,000 = 0.27]

2007: 183 - 21,072,000 - 0.87
[Crude Rate per 100,000 Population = 183 ÷ 21,072,000 x 100,000 = 0.87]

2008: 5– 21,432,000 - 0.02
[Crude Rate per 100,000 Population = 5 ÷ 21,432,000 x 100,000 = 0.02]

[Formula used to calculate the rate: Crude Rate per 100,000 Population = Number ÷ Population x 100,000;

Population estimates source: ABS Population survey available at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/24E36F628AD35006CA25773700169C5C?opendocument and http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/D6C6B02D31617DA4CA25726D000467A6/$File/13010_2007.pdf]

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Unintentional Gun Death

Year: Total Unintentional Gun Deaths

2006: 56
2007: 183*
2008: 5

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GunPolicy.org Calculation of Rates of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People:

Year: Total Unintentional Gun Deaths - Population - Rate per 100,000 population

2006: 56 - 20,698,000 - 0.27
2007: 183 - 21,072,000 - 0.87
2008: 5 - 21,432,000 - 0.02

[Formula used to calculate the rate: Crude Rate per 100,000 Population = Number ÷ Population x 100,000;

Population estimates source: ABS Population survey available at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/24E36F628AD35006CA25773700169C5C?opendocument and http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/D6C6B02D31617DA4CA25726D000467A6/$File/13010_2007.pdf]

*ABS reports offer no explanation of this sudden spike in 2007]

ID: Q3726

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