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Australia. 2017 ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Year of Occurrence, Australia, 2007-2016 - Assault.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2016; 3303.0, Table 1.2 (Chapter XX). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 September

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Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality

Assault (X85-Y09)1

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 244
2015: 265
2014: 235
2013: 227
2012: 285
2011: 243
2010: 258
2009: 272
2008: 251
2007: 216
2006: 256
2005: 199
2004: 164

Assault by handgun discharge (X93)1

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 5
2015: 1
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 6
2010: 6
2009: 9
2008: 7
2007: 1
2006: 14
2005: 4
2004: 2

Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X94)1

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 21
2015: 13
2014: 19
2013: 11
2012: 14
2011: 17
2010: 22
2009: 18
2008: 11
2007: 14
2006: 15
2005: 10
2004: 5

Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge (X95)1

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 16
2015: 13
2014: 8
2013: 21
2012: 24
2011: 9
2010: 11
2009: 10
2008: 9
2007: 11
2006: 12
2005: 5
2004: 10

All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2012 (final), 2013 (revised), 2014-2015 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 52-55 and A More Timely Annual Collection: Changes to ABS Processes (Technical Note) in this publication. See also Causes of Death Revisions, 2012 and 2013 (Technical Note) in Causes of Death, Australia, 2014 (cat. no. 3303.0).

Total, firearm discharge, assault (X93-X95)1

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 42
2015: 27
2014: 31
2013: 35
2012: 42
2011: 32
2010: 39
2009: 37
2008: 27
2007: 26
2006: 41
2005: 19
2004: 17

[Editor's Note: Total of gun deaths from assault calculated by GunPolicy.org]

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