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Australia. 2017 ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Australia, 2007-2016 - Intentional Self-harm.’ 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

Intentional self-harm (X60-X84)1
[aka 'suicide, all methods']

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 2,862
2015: 3,027
2014: 2,861
2013: 2,568
2012: 2,580
2011: 2,392
2010: 2,478
2009: 2,335
2008: 2,340
2007: 2,227
2006: 2,118
2005: 2,101
2004: 2,098

Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)1
[aka 'handgun suicide']

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 18
2015: 17
2014: 17
2013: 23
2012: 12
2011: 17
2010: 18
2009: 17
2008: 25
2007: 15
2006: 15
2005: 14
2004: 13

Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X73)1
[aka 'long gun suicide']

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 157
2015: 137
2014: 128
2013: 131
2012: 135
2011: 116
2010: 141
2009: 139
2008: 140
2007: 146
2006: 150
2005: 127
2004: 99

Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (X74)1
[aka 'gun suicide (other)']

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 8
2015: 23
2014: 33
2013: 12
2012: 30
2011: 11
2010: 12
2009: 18
2008: 18
2007: 29
2006: 16
2005: 6
2004: 55

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, intentional self-harm (X72-X74)1
[aka 'total gun suicide']

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 183
2015: 177
2014: 178
2013: 166
2012: 177
2011: 144
2010: 171
2009: 174
2008: 183
2007: 190
2006: 181
2005: 147
2004: 167

[Editor's Note: Total of gun deaths from intentional self-harm ('total gun suicide') calculated by GunPolicy.org]

ID: Q9178

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