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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - England and Wales.’ Historical Population Data - UK Office for National Statistics. Fareham, UK: Population Estimates Unit / ONS Centre for Demography. 21 July

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Historical Population Data - England & Wales

Year: Total Midyear Population
2017: 58,744,600
2014: 57,408,700
2013: 56,948,200
2012: 56,567,800
2011: 56,170,900
2010: 55,692,400
2009: 55,235,300
2008: 54,841,700
2007: 54,387,400
2006: 53,950,900
2005: 53,575,300
2004: 53,152,000
2003: 52,863,200
2002: 52,602,100
2001: 52,360,000
2000: 52,140,200
1999: 51,933,500
1998: 51,720,100
1997: 51,559,600
1996: 51,410,400
1995: 51,272,000

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GunPolicy.org rate calculations:

Possession Data

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2014: 734,3361
2011/12: 704,5162 3

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2014: 1.28
2011/12: 1.25

Number of Registered Firearms
2017: 1,870,7354
2014: 1,837,2431
2011/12: 1,806,5352 3

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2017: 3.18
2014: 3.20
2011/12: 3.22

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2017: 860,2654

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population
2017: 1.46

Gun Death and Injury

Number of Total Gun Deaths
2011: 1245
2010: 1316
2009: 1267
2008: 1308
2007: 989
2006: 17010
2005: 12011
2004: 11412
2003: 13213
2002: 13514
2001: 13315
2000: 16216
1999: 15917
1998: 13518
1997: 13419
1996: 15420
1995: 19821

Calculated Rate* of Total Gun Death per 100,000 People
2011: 0.22
2010: 0.24
2009: 0.23
2008: 0.24
2007: 0.18
2006: 0.32
2005: 0.22
2004: 0.21
2003: 0.25
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.25
2000: 0.31
1999: 0.31
1998: 0.26
1997: 0.26
1996: 0.30
1995: 0.39

Number of Homicides (any method)
2009: 61522
2008: 657
2007: 774
2002: 1,047
1997: 739
1996: 67923
1995: 745

Calculated Rate* of Homicide (any method) per 100,000 People
2009: 1.11
2008: 1.20
2007: 1.42
2002: 1.99
1997: 1.43
1996: 1.32
1995: 1.45

Number of Gun Homicides
2010: 6024
2009: 41
2008: 41
2007: 53
2006: 59
2005: 50
2004: 77
2003: 68
2002: 81
2001: 97
2000: 73
1999: 6225
1998: 49
1997: 5926
1996: 49
1995: 70

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2010: 0.11
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.10
2006: 0.11
2005: 0.09
2004: 0.14
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.15
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.14
1999: 0.12
1998: 0.09
1997: 0.11
1996: 0.10
1995: 0.14

Number of Handgun Homicides
2010: 4427
2009: 3428
2008: 3229
2007: 4130
2006: 3031
2005: 2932

Calculated Rate* of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.05

Number of Long Gun Homicides
2010: 1527
2009: 428
2008: 729
2007: 330
2006: 831
2005: 532

Calculated Rate* of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01

Number of Gun Homicides (Other)
2010: 027
2009: 128
2008: 129
2007: 030
2006: 131
2005: 232

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Number of Unintentional Gun Deaths
2012: 533

Calculated Rate* of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People
2012: 0.01

Number of Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause
2012: 1133

Calculated Rate* of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People
2012: 0.02

Number of Non-fatal Gun Injuries
2010: 1,89134
2009: 1,874
2008: 1,722
2007: 3,188
2006: 2,955
2005: 3,773
2004: 3,828
2003: 2,299
2002: 2,099
2001: 1,783
2000: 1,310

Calculated Rate* of Non-fatal Gun Injurie per 100,000 People
2010: 3.40
2009: 3.39
2008: 3.14
2007: 5.86
2006: 5.48
2005: 7.04
2004: 7.20
2003: 4.35
2002: 3.99
2001: 3.41
2000: 2.51

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

ID: Q4230

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