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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Unintentional Gun Deaths in the United Kingdom.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 22 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: 64,105,654
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 5
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0078

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0031) - 0.0003%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0031) - 0.0003%

2012 population: 63,705,030
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 6
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0094

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0047) - 0.0005%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 3 (0.0047) - 0.0005%

2011 population: 62,820,962
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 2
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0032

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%

2010 population: 62,261,967
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 8
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0128

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0048) - 0.0005%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 5 (0.008) - 0.0009%

2009 population: 61,791,956
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 11
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0178

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 5 (0.0081) - 0.0009%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 6 (0.0097) - 0.0011%

2008 population: 61,383,157
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 5
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0081

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0049) - 0.0005%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%

2007 population: 60,975,355
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0049

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%

2006 population: 60,587,349
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 5
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0083

W32: Unintentional handgun discharge - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%
W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%

2005 population: 60,238,383
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.005

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%

2004 population: 59,845,842
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0067

W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 4 (0.0067) - 0.0007%

2003 population: 59,557,361
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0068

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0034) - 0.0003%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 2 (0.0034) - 0.0003%

2002 population: 59,323,498
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0051

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0034) - 0.0003%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%

2001 population: 59,050,847
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 6
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0102

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0051) - 0.0005%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 3 (0.0051) - 0.0005%

1999 population: 59,453,650
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 6
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0101

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 6 (0.0101) - 0.0009%

1998 population: 59,193,570
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 7
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0118

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 7 (0.0118) - 0.0011%

[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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