Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Unintentional Gun Deaths in Italy.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 12 July

Relevant contents

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

2012 population: 59,539,724
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 75
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1260

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 6 (0.0101) - 0.001%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 19 (0.0319) - 0.0031%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 50 (0.084) - 0.0081%

2011 population: 59,379,462
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 41
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0690

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 7 (0.0118) - 0.0012%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 33 (0.0556) - 0.0056%

2010 population: 60,483,386
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 53
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0876

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 3 (0.005) - 0.0005%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 10 (0.0165) - 0.0017%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 40 (0.0661) - 0.0068%

2009 population: 60,192,698
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 49
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0814

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 14 (0.0233) - 0.0024%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 33 (0.0548) - 0.0056%

2008 population: 59,832,179
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 61
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.102

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 5 (0.0084) - 0.0009%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 13 (0.0217) - 0.0022%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 43 (0.0719) - 0.0074%

2007 population: 59,375,289
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 60
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1011

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 4 (0.0067) - 0.0007%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 9 (0.0152) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 47 (0.0792) - 0.0082%

2006 population: 58,941,498
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 64
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1086

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 14 (0.0238) - 0.0025%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 49 (0.0831) - 0.0088%

2003 population: 57,604,658
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 57
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.099

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 7 (0.0122) - 0.0012%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 12 (0.0208) - 0.002%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 38 (0.066) - 0.0065%

2002 population: 57,157,406
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 41
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0717

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 41 (0.0717) - 0.0073%

2001 population: 56,960,692
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 48
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0843

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 48 (0.0843) - 0.0086%

2000 population: 56,923,524
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 47
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0826

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 47 (0.0826) - 0.0084%

1999 population: 56,909,109
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 27
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0474

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 27 (0.0474) - 0.0048%

1998 population: 56,904,379
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 32
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0562

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 32 (0.0562) - 0.0056%

1997 population: 56,876,364
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 38
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0668

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 38 (0.0668) - 0.0068%

1996 population: 56,844,197
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 44
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0774

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 44 (0.0774) - 0.0079%

[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.]

ID: Q6190

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.