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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Homicide in Belgium.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 28 June

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ICD-10 or ICD-9 Code1 Diagnosis: Number of deaths (Crude death rate per 100,000 population) - % of all deaths

2013 Population: 11,178,436
Total Gun Homicide: 16
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1431

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 3 (0.0268) - 0.0027%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 1 (0.0089) - 0.0009%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 12 (0.1073) - 0.011%

2012 Population: 11,094,850
Total Gun Homicide: 25
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2253

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 1 (0.009) - 0.0009%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 2 (0.018) - 0.0018%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 22 (0.1983) - 0.0202%

2011 Population: 11,000,638
Total Gun Homicide: 34
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3091

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 1 (0.0091) - 0.001%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 2 (0.0182) - 0.0019%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 31 (0.2818) - 0.0297%

2010 Population: 10,839,905
Total Gun Homicide: 36
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3321

X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 2 (0.0185) - 0.0019%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 34 (0.3137) - 0.0323%

2009 Population: 10,796,492
Total Gun Homicide: 33
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3057

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 2 (0.0185) - 0.0019%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 1 (0.0093) - 0.001%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 30 (0.2779) - 0.0289%

2008 Population: 10,709,973
Total Gun Homicide: 28
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2707

X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 1 (0.0093) - 0.001%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 28 (0.2614) - 0.027%

2007 Population: 10,625,701
Total Gun Homicide: 35
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3293

X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 1 (0.0094) - 0.001%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 34 (0.32) - 0.0335%

2006 Population: 10,547,959
Total Gun Homicide: 31
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2939

X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 31 (0.2939) - 0.031%

2005 Population: 10,478,617
Total Gun Homicide: 46
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.439

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 2 (0.0191) - 0.0019%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 3 (0.0286) - 0.0029%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 41 (0.3913) - 0.0398%

2004 Population: 10,421,136
Total Gun Homicide: 59
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.5662

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 2 (0.0192) - 0.002%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 4 (0.0384) - 0.004%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 53 (0.5086) - 0.0523%

1999 Population: 10,226,419
Total Gun Homicide: 70
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.6846

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 6 (0.0587) - 0.0057%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 6 (0.0587) - 0.0057%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 58 (0.5672) - 0.0554%

1998 Population: 10,203,008
Total Gun Homicide: 73
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7155

X93 Assault by handgun discharge: 11 (0.1078) - 0.0105%
X94 Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 6 (0.0588) - 0.0057%
X95 Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 56 (0.5489) - 0.0536%

1997 Population: 10,170,226
Total Gun Homicide: 78
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7669

965 Assault by firearms and explosives: 78 (0.7669) - 0.0751%

1996 Population: 10,156,637
Total Gun Homicide: 75
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7384

965 Assault by firearms and explosives: 75 (0.7384) - 0.0719%

1995 Population: 10,136,800
Total Gun Homicide: 59
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.582

965 Assault by firearms and explosives: 59 (0.582) - 0.0562%

1994 Population: 10,115,600
Total Gun Homicide: 76
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7513

965 Assault by firearms and explosives: 76 (0.7513) - 0.0732%

1993 Population: 10,083,800
Total Gun Homicide: 95
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9421

965 Assault by firearms and explosives: 95 (0.9421) - 0.0889%

[Editor's note: Each year, countries submit their cause of death and population data to WHO. Unless an error is detected, a number of deaths is unlikely to change after processing. However, as WHO reviews its data in the wake of each national census, minor changes can be made to calculated death rates. These could account for any differences which might appear following the date on which a death rate was originally posted.]

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