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Australia. 2009 ‘Selected External Causes of Death, Mechanism by Intent - 2007.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2007; 3303.0. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 31 March

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5.5 Selected external causes of death, Mechanism by intent - 2007

Mechanism by intent - Firearms (W32-W34, X72-X74, X93-X95,Y22-Y24)1

Accidental death - 183
Intentional self-harm - 167
Assault - 25
Undetermined intent - 29
Other intent - 0

Total - 404

[Editor's note: In the ABS source document, no explanation is given for the sudden spike in 2006-2007 (up from 40 to 56 to 183 unintentional gun deaths in 2007 - the latter being an unbelievable figure for a single year), followed by a sudden drop back to only five deaths attributed to this cause in 2008. As the most likely cause is procedural, we suggest checking these figures with the source].

ID: Q1972

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