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WHO. 2012 ‘Firearm-related ICD-10 Injury and Death Codes.’ International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10): External causes of morbidity and mortality; Chapter XX (V01-Y98). Geneva: World Health Organisation. 23 March

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Firearm-related ICD-10 Injury and Death Codes
[With previously equivalent ICD-9 codes, if any]

Firearm Injury: Assault (Gun Homicide, attempted or completed)
X93: Assault by handgun discharge (firearm only) [965]
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun & larger firearm discharge (firearm only) [965]
X95: Assault by other & unspecified firearm discharge (includes airguns, BB guns and flare guns) [965]

Firearm Injury: Self-harm (Gun Suicide, attempted or completed)
X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (firearm only) [955]
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun & larger firearm discharge (firearm only) [955]
X74: Intentional self-harm by other & unspecified firearm discharge (includes airguns, BB guns and flare guns) [955]

Firearm Injury: Unintentional (Unintentional Shooting, fatal or non-fatal)
W32: Handgun discharge (firearm only) [922]
W33: Rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (firearm only) [922]
W34: Discharge from other and unspecified firearms (includes airguns, BB guns and flare guns) [922]

Firearm Injury: Undetermined Intent (Unknown Cause, fatal or non-fatal)
Y22: Handgun discharge undetermined intent (firearm only)
Y23: Rifle shotgun & larger firearm discharge undetermined intent (firearm only)
Y24: Other & unspecified firearm discharge undetermined intent (includes airguns, BB guns and flare guns)

Firearm Injury: Justifiable Shooting (Legal Intervention, fatal or non-fatal)
Y35.0 - Legal intervention involving firearm discharge

Firearm Injury: War Operations (War Shooting, fatal or non-fatal)
Y36.4: War operations involving firearm discharge and other forms of conventional warfare Includes bullet wounds, shotgun wounds, bayonet injuries, battle wounds and battle drownings; Excludes explosives, downed aircraft, fires, nuclear weapons, landmines, biological and chemical weapons, and unspecified war operations

Firearm Injury: Terrorism (Gun Terrorism, fatal or non-fatal)
U01.4: Terrorism involving firearms (homicide, completed or attempted). A rarely used, provisional category.

All-Methods Codes
Overall totals for calculating the proportion of firearm homicide or suicide:
X85 to Y09: Assault (Homicide - all methods, attempted or completed; i.e. fatal or non-fatal)
X60 to X84: Intentional Self-harm (Suicide - all methods, attempted or completed)

More Information
Updated ICD-10 codes, along with previous editions (ICD-9, etc.) can be found at: http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/

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