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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. 2017 ‘How many people are hospitalised or fatally injured due to firearm-related injuries?.’ Firearm Injuries and Deaths - Fact Sheet, p. 1. Adelaide: Flinders University. 19 April

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There were 338 hospitalised cases in 2013–14 and 209 deaths in 2012–13 as a result of firearm-related injuries.

The age-adjusted rates were 1.5 hospitalised cases per 100,000 population and 0.9 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively…

Most people injured by firearms are male—93% of hospitalised cases and 91% of deaths resulting from firearm-related incidents.

There was a sharp contrast in age distribution between hospitalised cases and deaths. For hospitalised cases, 76%
were aged 15–44, while for deaths, over 62% were aged 45 or over (Figure 1).

The highest rate of firearm-related injury for hospitalised cases was 3.4 hospitalisations per 100,000 for those aged
15–24, while for deaths, the highest rate was 1.8 deaths per 100,000 population for those aged 65 and over (Figure 2).

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