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

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Historical Population Data - Ireland

Year: Total Midyear Population
2013: 4,775,982
2012: 4,722,028
2011: 4,670,976
2010: 4,622,917
2009: 4,579,996
2008: 4,517,706
2007: 4,419,984
2006: 4,309,024
2005: 4,199,185
2004: 4,091,162
2003: 4,002,170
2002: 3,933,126
2001: 3,872,700
2000: 3,822,196
1999: 3,774,856
1998: 3,728,010

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2013: 185,6821
2008: 256,432
2007: 250,016
2006: 243,594
2005: 243,770
2004: 236,834

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population
2013: 3.89
2008: 5.68
2007: 5.66
2006: 5.65
2005: 5.81
2004: 5.79

Number of Registered Firearms
2013: 168,6202
2008: 233,1203
2007: 227,287
2006: 221,449
2005: 221,609
2004: 215,304

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population
2013: 3.73
2008: 5.16
2007: 5.14
2006: 5.14
2005: 5.28
2004: 5.26

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2013: 16,8621
2008: 23,312
2007: 22,729
2006: 22,145
2005: 22,161
2004: 21,530

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population
2013: 0.35
2008: 0.52
2007: 0.51
2006: 0.51
2005: 0.53
2004: 0.53

Gun Death and Injury

Number of Total Gun Deaths
2013: 464 5 6 7
2012: 388 9 10 11 12
2011: 39
2010: 43
2009: 55
2008: 52
2007: 41

Calculated Rate* of Total Gun Death per 100,000 People
2013: 0.96
2012: 0.80
2011: 0.83
2010: 0.93
2009: 1.20
2008: 1.15
2007: 0.93

Number of Homicides (any method)
2012: 5313
2011: 42
2010: 53
2009: 56
2008: 50
2007: 77
2006: 62
2005: 52
2004: 30
2003: 5114
2002: 59
2001: 58
2000: 56
1999: 46
1998: 51

Calculated Rate* of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)
2012: 1.12
2011: 0.90
2010: 1.15
2009: 1.22
2008: 1.11
2007: 1.74
2006: 0.74
2005: 1.24
2004: 0.73
2003: 1.27
2002: 1.50
2001: 1.50
2000: 1.47
1999: 1.22
1998: 1.37

Number of Gun Homicides
2008: 2114

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2008: 0.46

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

ID: Q4306

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