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Matzopoulos, Richard. 2016 ‘Gun Control Saves Lives.’ South African Medical Journal; Vol. 106 (No. 6), p. 544. Cape Town: South African Medical Journal. 1 June

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In the January edition of SAMJ, Prinsloo et al.(1) reported that data from the police and a recent study of injury mortality based on postmortem investigations showed a significant decrease in homicide in South Africa (SA).

In 2000, SA had one of the world's highest homicide rates, estimated at 67 per 100 000 population,(2) but this had almost halved by 2009 to 38 per 100 000…(3)

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1) Prinsloo M, Matzopoulos R, Laubscher R, Myers J, Bradshaw D. Validating homicide rates in the Western Cape Province, South Africa: Findings from the 2009 Injury Mortality Survey. S Afr Med J 2016;106(2):193-195. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i2.10211

2) Bradshaw D, Nannan N, Laubscher R, et al. South African National Burden of Disease Study 2000: Estimates of Provincial Mortality. Cape Town: Medical Research Council, 2004.
http://www.mrc.ac.za/bod/estimates.htm (accessed 9 May 2016).

3) Matzopoulos R, Prinsloo M, Pillay-Van Wyk V. Injury-related mortality in South Africa: A retrospective descriptive study of postmortem investigations. Bull World Health Organ 2015;93(5):303-313.
DOI:10.2471/BLT.14.145771

ID: Q12090

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