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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - Jamaica.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 16 May

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Historical Population Data - Jamaica

Year: Total Midyear Population
2016: 2,970,340
2015: 2,950,210
2013: 2,909,714
2012: 2,889,187
2011: 2,868,380
2010: 2,847,232
2009: 2,825,928
2008: 2,804,332
2007: 2,782,221
2006: 2,759,614
2005: 2,736,513
2004: 2,713,001
2003: 2,689,150
2002: 2,664,984
2001: 2,640,514
1995: 2,469,066
1994: 2,436,435
1993: 2,406,849
1992: 2,377,845
1991: 2,357,719
1990: 2,347,015

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2016: 34,0551
2010: 25,1002
2006: 27,0003
2004: 50,0004

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2016: 1.15
2010: 0.88
2006: 0.98
2004: 1.84

Number of Registered Firearms
2016: 45,9151
2010: 32,6002
2005: 65,0005

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2016: 1.55
2010: 1.14
2005: 2.38

Gun Death and Injury

Number of Total Gun Deaths
2015: 1,0396
2009: 1917
1995: 4598

Calculated Rate* of Total Gun Death per 100,000 People
2015: 35.22
2009: 6.76
1995: 18.59

Number of Homicides (any method)
2015: 1,2106
1994: 6909
1993: 654
1992: 629
1991: 561
1990: 542

Calculated Rate* of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)
2015: 41.01
1994: 28.32
1993: 27.17
1992: 26.45
1991: 23.79
1990: 23.09

Number of Gun Homicides
2015: 9806
2013: 88410
2012: 778
2011: 792
2010: 1,097
2009: 1,29511
2008: 1,246
2007: 1,251
2006: 1,005
2003: 6924
2002: 5,593
2001: 789

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2015: 33.22
2013: 30.38
2012: 26.93
2011: 27.61
2010: 38.53
2009: 45.83
2008: 44.43
2007: 44.96
2006: 36.42
2003: 25.73
2002: 209.87
2001: 29.88

Number of Suicides (any method)
2015: 596

Calculated Rate* of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)
2015: 2.00

Gun Suicides
2015: 96

Calculated Rate* of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People
2015: 0.31

Number of Unintentional Gun Deaths
2009: 1917

Calculated Rate* of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People
2009: 6.76

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

ID: Q4247

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