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GunPolicy.org. 2018 ‘Calculated Rates - United States.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 25 July

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Historical Population Data - United States

Year: Total Midyear Population
2016: 323,127,513
2015: 320,896,618
2014: 318,857,056
2013: 316,497,531
2012: 314,112,078
2011: 311,721,632
2010: 309,347,057
2009: 306,771,529
2008: 304,093,966
2007: 301,231,207
2006: 298,379,912
2005: 295,516,599
2004: 292,805,298
2003: 290,107,933
2002: 287,625,193
2001: 284,968,955
2000: 282,162,411
1999: 279,040,168
1998: 275,854,104
1997: 272,646,925
1996: 269,394,284
1995: 266,278,393

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2009: 310,000,0001

Calculated Rate* of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

2009: 101.05

Gun Death and Injury

Number of Gun Homicides
2012: 8,8962

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2012: 2.83

Number of Handgun Homicides
2016: 7,1053
2015: 6,447
2014: 5,673
2013: 5,782
2012: 6,404
2011: 6,251
2010: 6,115
2009: 6,501
2008: 6,800
2007: 7,398
2006: 7,836
2005: 7,565
2004: 7,286
2003: 7,745
2002: 7,294
2001: 6,931
2000: 6,778
1999: 6,658

Calculated Rate* of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People
2016: 2.20
2015: 2.01
2014: 1.74
2013: 1.83
2012: 2.04
2011: 2.01
2010: 1.98
2009: 2.12
2008: 2.24
2007: 2.46
2006: 2.63
2005: 2.56
2004: 2.49
2003: 2.67
2002: 2.54
2001: 2.43
2000: 2.40
1999: 2.39

Number of Long Gun Homicides
2016: 6363
2015: 521
2014: 510
2013: 593
2012: 608
2011: 694
2010: 733
2009: 774
2008: 822
2007: 910
2006: 928
2005: 967
2004: 910
2003: 846
2002: 974
2001: 897
2000: 896
1999: 931

Calculated Rate* of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2016: 0.20
2015: 0.16
2014: 0.16
2013: 0.19
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.22
2010: 0.24
2009: 0.25
2008: 0.27
2007: 0.30
2006: 0.31
2005: 0.33
2004: 0.31
2003: 0.29
2002: 0.34
2001: 0.31
2000: 0.32
1999: 0.33

Number of Gun Homicides (Other)
2016: 3,2633
2015: 2,648
2014: 2,052
2013: 2,079
2012: 1,885
2011: 1,708
2010: 2,026
2009: 1,924
2008: 1,906
2007: 1,821
2006: 1,461
2005: 1,626
2004: 1,189
2003: 1,068
2002: 1,260
2001: 1,062
2000: 987
1999: 891

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide (Other)
2016: 1.01
2015: 0.83
2014: 0.64
2013: 0.66
2012: 0.60
2011: 0.55
2010: 0.65
2009: 0.63
2008: 0.63
2007: 0.60
2006: 0.49
2005: 0.55
2004: 0.41
2003: 0.37
2002: 0.44
2001: 0.37
2000: 0.35
1999: 0.32

Number of Gun Suicides
2005: 17,0024

Calculated Rate* of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People
2005: 5.75

Number of Unintentional Gun Deaths
2005: 7894

Calculated Rate* of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People
2005: 0.27

Number of Justifiable Homicides:
2016: 7053
2015: 730
2014: 678
2013: 681
2012: 686
2011: 610
2010: 632
2009: 629
2008: 592
2007: 597
2006: 578
2005: 5355
2004: 587
2003: 616
2002: 574
2001: 599
2000: 473
1999: 500
1998: 563
1997: 646
1996: 617
1995: 657

Calculated Rate* of Justifiable Homicide:
2016: 0.22
2015: 0.23
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.23
2012: 0.20
2011: 0.20
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.21
2008: 0.19
2007: 0.20
2006: 0.19
2005: 0.18
2004: 0.20
2003: 0.21
2002: 0.20
2001: 0.21
2000: 0.17
1999: 0.18
1998: 0.20
1997: 0.24
1996: 0.23
1995: 0.25

Number of Non-fatal Gun Injuries
2010: 73,5056
2009: 44,4667

Calculated Rate* of Non-fatal Gun Injury per 100,000 People
2010: 23.76
2009: 14.49

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

ID: Q4337

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