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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - Belgium.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 22 December

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Historical Population Data - Belgium

Year: Total Midyear Population
2015: 11,323,973
2013: 11,148,086
2012: 11,058,133
2011: 10,962,548
2010: 10,865,722
2009: 10,777,618
2008: 10,692,801
2007: 10,610,155
2006: 10,535,515
2005: 10,469,152
2004: 10,413,348
2003: 10,368,851
1999: 10,235,655
1998: 10,217,030
1997: 10,199,787
1996: 10,178,934
1995: 10,155,459
1994: 10,122,914
1993: 10,085,426

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2015: 776,8661
2010: 888,533
2006: 2,000,0002

Calculated Rate* of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population
2015: 6.86
2010: 8.18
2006: 18.98

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2010: 409,0623
2006: 393,704
1999: 458,1624

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2010: 3.76
2006: 3.74
1999: 4.48

Number of Registered Firearms
2015: 647,3885
2010: 740,4446
2006: 787,858
2005: 641,7817

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2015: 5.72
2010: 6.81
2006: 7.48
2005: 6.13

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2015: 129,4781
2010: 148,089
2006: 630,0008

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population
2015: 1.14
2010: 1.36
2006: 5.98

Gun Death and Injury

Number of Total Gun Deaths
2013: 1389 10 11 12
2012: 2029 10 12
2011: 2039 10 11 12
2010: 19713
2009: 189
2008: 231
2007: 210
2006: 256
2005: 315
2004: 309
2003: 330
1999: 3379 10 11 12
1998: 371
1997: 3909 10 11
1996: 370
1995: 3799 10 11 14
1994: 3879 10 11
1993: 392

Calculated Rate* of Total Gun Death per 100,000 People
2013: 1.24
2012: 1.83
2011: 1.85
2010: 1.81
2009: 1.75
2008: 2.16
2007: 1.98
2006: 2.43
2005: 3.01
2004: 2.97
2003: 3.18
1999: 3.29
1998: 3.63
1997: 3.82
1996: 3.63
1995: 3.73
1994: 3.82
1993: 3.89

Number of Homicides (any method)
2010: 11713
2009: 134
2008: 128
2007: 157
2006: 146
2005: 163
2004: 178
2003: 144
1999: 17215
1998: 218
1997: 145
1996: 118

Calculated Rate* of Homicide (any method)
2010: 1.08
2009: 1.24
2008: 1.20
2007: 1.48
2006: 1.39
2005: 1.56
2004: 1.71
2003: 1.39
1999: 1.68
1998: 2.13
1997: 1.42
1996: 1.16

Number of Gun Homicides
2010: 3613
2009: 33
2008: 29
2007: 35
2006: 31
2005: 46
2004: 59
2003: 53

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2010: 0.33
2009: 0.31
2008: 0.27
2007: 0.33
2006: 0.29
2005: 0.44
2004: 0.57
2003: 0.51

Number of Suicides (any method)
2010: 2,01113
2009: 2,013
2008: 2,000
2007: 1,856
2006: 1,934
2005: 2,02816
2004: 1,986
2003: 2,09113
1999: 2,00516
1998: 2,022

Calculated Rate* of Suicide (any method)
2010: 18.51
2009: 18.68
2008: 18.70
2007: 17.49
2006: 18.36
2005: 19.37
2004: 19.07
2003: 20.17
1999: 19.59
1998: 19.79

Number of Gun Suicides
2010: 14413
2009: 153
2008: 189
2007: 165
2006: 207
2005: 240
2004: 234
2003: 261

Calculated Rate* of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People
2010: 1.33
2009: 1.42
2008: 1.77
2007: 1.56
2006: 1.96
2005: 2.29
2004: 2.25
2003: 2.52

[*Crude Rate per nn Population = Number ÷ Population x nn]

ID: Q4208

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