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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - New Zealand.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 19 December

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Historical Population Data - New Zealand

Year: Total Midyear Population
2019: 4,580,406
2018: 4,545,627
2017: 4,510,327
2016: 4,474,549
2015: 4,438,393
2013: 4,365,113
2012: 4,327,944
2011: 4,290,347
2010: 4,252,277
2009: 4,213,418
2008: 4,173,460
2007: 4,132,341
2006: 4,089,964
2005: 4,048,224
2004: 4,008,166
2003: 3,960,281
2002: 3,898,456
2001: 3,837,878
2000: 3,802,400
1999: 3,783,756
1998: 3,764,312
1997: 3,738,420
1996: 3,697,014
1995: 3,642,182
1994: 3,586,304
1993: 3,536,637
1992: 3,493,554
1991: 3,455,200
1990: 3,413,677
1989: 3,377,543
1988: 3,361,313

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2016: 1,320,0001
2010: 48,180
2009: 1,200,0002

Calculated Rate* of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population
2016: 29.50
2010: 1.13
2009: 28.48

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2016: 250,0003
2013: 237,6844
2010: 223,0005

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2016: 5.59
2013: 5.45
2010: 5.24

Number of Registered Firearms
2016: 1,200,0003
2010: 43,8005

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2016: 26.82
2010: 1.03

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2016: 120,0001
2010: 4,380

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 population
2016: 2.68
2010: 0.10

Gun Death and Injury

Number of Homicides (any method)
2013: 836
2012: 68

Calculated Rate* of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)
2013: 1.90
2012: 1.57

Number of Gun Homicides:
2013: 87
2012: 38 7
2011: 3
2010: 7
2009: 11
2008: 7
2007: 6
2006: 9
2005: 9

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2013: 0.18
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.16
2009: 0.26
2008: 0.17
2007: 0.15
2006: 0.22
2005: 0.22

Number of Gun Suicides
2011: 369

Calculated Rate* of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People
2011: 0.84

Number of Unintentional Gun Deaths:
2010: 210
2009: 4
2007: 1
2006: 2
2005: 2
2004: 2
2002: 2
2001: 2
2000: 4
1999: 1
1997: 0
1995: 4
1994: 4
1993: 3

Calculated Rate* of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.09
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.05
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.05
2000: 0.11
1999: 0.03
1997: 0.00
1995: 0.11
1994: 0.11
1993: 0.08

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause
2010: 011
2009: 2
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 0
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 0
2001: 0
2000: 4
1999: 1
1998: 2
1997: 3
1996: 4
1995: 4
1994: 0
1991: 3
1990: 4
1989: 2
1988: 2

Calculated Rate* of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.00
2000: 0.11
1999: 0.03
1998: 0.05
1997: 0.08
1996: 0.11
1995: 0.11
1994: 0.00
1991: 0.09
1990: 0.12
1989: 0.06
1988: 0.06

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

ID: Q4270

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