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Taylor, Zachary, Charlotte Phillips and Srdjan Bogosavljevic. 2005 ‘SALW and Crime.’ Living with the Legacy: SALW Survey of the Republic of Serbia; Section 5.1, p. 30. London: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / Saferworld. 1 March
SALW and Crime
The number of homicides committed using firearms has quite a strong impact on the overall homicide trend, since the two follow very similar patterns…
In 2002, Serbia had a rate of 2.44 homicides per 100,000, and a rate of 1.14 homicides committed with firearms per 100,000.
Serbia has a suicide rate of 20.9 per 100,000, a figure that is above the average for European countries (13.6 for males and 4.3 for females 1999–2001)…
The percentage of firearms suicides in Serbia between 1998 and 2002 has remained quite constant, at a level of around 15%.
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]
[Source: Unpublished data of Institute of Public Health, Belgrade. Provided by SMMRI]