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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Unintentional Gun Deaths in Bulgaria.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 30 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: 7,265,115
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 17
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2340

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 2 (0.0275) - 0.0019%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0413) - 0.0029%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 12 (0.1652) - 0.0115%

2012 population: 7,305,888
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 17
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2327

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 7 (0.0958) - 0.0064%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0411) - 0.0027%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 7 (0.0958) - 0.0064%

2011 population: 7,416,046
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 10
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.136

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 5 (0.068) - 0.0046%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0135) - 0.0009%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 4 (0.0539) - 0.0037%

2010 population: 7,534,289
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 12
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1593

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 5 (0.0664) - 0.0045%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0265) - 0.0018%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 5 (0.0664) - 0.0045%

2009 population: 7,585,131
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 26
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3428

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 10 (0.1318) - 0.0093%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0264) - 0.0019%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 14 (0.1846) - 0.013%

2008 population: 7,623,395
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 25
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3279

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 9 (0.1181) - 0.0081%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0262) - 0.0018%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 14 (0.1836) - 0.0127%

2007 population: 7,659,764
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 12
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1566

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 8 (0.1044) - 0.0071%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 4 (0.0522) - 0.0035%

2006 population: 7,699,020
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 25
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3248

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 11 (0.1429) - 0.0097%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (0.052) - 0.0035%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 10 (0.1299) - 0.0088%

2005 population: 7,739,900
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 23
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2972

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 13 (0.168) - 0.0115%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 10 (0.1292) - 0.0088%

2004 population: 7,781,161
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 12
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1542

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 12 (0.1542) - 0.0109%

2003 population: 7,823,557
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 16
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2045

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 16 (0.2045) - 0.0143%

2002 population: 7,868,900
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 10
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1271

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 10 (0.1271) - 0.0089%

2001 population: 7,913,301
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 16
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2022

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 16 (0.2022) - 0.0142%

2000 population: 8,170,172
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 14
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1714

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 14 (0.1714) - 0.0122%

1999 population: 8,210,600
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 20
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2436

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 20 (0.2436) - 0.0179%

1998 population: 8,256,800
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 19
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2301

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 19 (0.2301) - 0.0161%

[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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