Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

Muggah, Robert and Philip Alpers. 2003 ‘Reported Injuries by Weapon Type.’ Reconsidering Small Arms in the Solomon Islands - Findings; Working Paper, p. 8. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August

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Figure 4. National Referral Hospital: reported injuries by weapon type - 1994-2002

Year - High Velocity* - Low Velocity** - RPG and Mortar - Knife or Blunt Inst.
1994 - 9 - 0 - 2 - 2
1995 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
1996 - 12 - 1 - 9 - 0
1997 - 5 - 1 - 0 - 1
1998 - 4 - 0 - 1 - 0
1999 - 24 - 31 - 0 - 16
2000 - 55 - 18 - 3 - 16
2001 - 12 - 8 - 0 - 13
2002 - 18 - 0 - 0 - 2

* In this dataset, High Velocity includes M16s, police-issue SLRs, SR88s and handguns (70 per cent of reported gun injury)
** In this dataset, Low Velocity includes shotguns, .22 rifles and home-made weapons (30 per cent of reported gun injury)

Source cited:

Dr. Jon Andri Lutz. Traumaform database, National Reporting Hospital. Honiara, August 2003

ID: Q518

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