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Hadzovic, Denis, Armin Krzalic and Sanja Mihajlovic. 2013 ‘Violent Deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2003 - 2007).’ Small Arms Survey 2010/2011: Bosnia and Herzegovina (Table 11), p. 28. Belgrade: South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC), European Union, UN Development Programme. 20 November

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Table 11: Violent Deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2003 - 2007)

Federation of BiH
Year: Number of Suicides - Number of Homicides
2007: 191 - 35
2006: 195 - 35
2005: 196 - 37
2004: 191 - 36
2003: 191 - 39

Republika Srpska
Year: Number of Suicides - Number of Homicides
2007: 281 - 38
2006: 288 - 25
2005: 270 - 38
2004: 251 - 30
2003: 262 - 29

Brcko District
Year: Number of Suicides - Number of Homicides
2007: nr - nr
2006: 1 - nr
2005: nr - nr
2004: nr - nr
2003: nr - nr

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: Number of Suicides* - Number of Homicides*
2007: 472 - 73
2006: 484 - 60
2005: 466 - 75
2004: 442 - 66
2003: 453 - 68

* Total number of suicides and of homicides calculated by GunPolicy.org

Out of the 1,352 suicides committed in RS (for the period 2003-2007) 23% were committed in accordance with classification X72-X75, meaning that 323 persons committed suicide using firearms.

A higher rate of firearms abuse was recorded in relation to homicides with fatal outcomes. For the same time period, out of the 160 homicides [committed in RS] 67 incidents (42%) were committed using firearms or explosive devices…

[BIH = Bosnia and Herzegovina; nr = not reported; RS = Republika Srpska]

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