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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Suicide in Bulgaria.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 30 June

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ICD-10 or ICD-9 Code:1 Diagnosis - Number of deaths (Crude death rate per 100,000 population) - % of all deaths

2013 population: 7,265,115
Total Gun Suicide: 73
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0048

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 36 (0.4955) - 0.0345%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 7 (0.0964) - 0.0067%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 30 (0.4129) - 0.0288%

2012 population: 7,305,888
Total Gun Suicide: 71
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9718

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 49 (0.6707) - 0.0448%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0411) - 0.0027%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 19 (0.2601) - 0.0174%

2011 population: 7,416,046
Total Gun Suicide: 64
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.863

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 43 (0.5798) - 0.0397%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0272) - 0.0018%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 19 (0.2562) - 0.0176%

2010 population: 7,534,289
Total Gun Suicide: 58
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7698

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 43 (0.5707) - 0.039%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0133) - 0.0009%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 14 (0.1858) - 0.0127%

2009 population: 7,585,131
Total Gun Suicide: 83
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0942

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 55 (0.7251) - 0.0509%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 12 (0.1582) - 0.0111%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 16 (0.2109) - 0.0148%

2008 population: 7,623,395
Total Gun Suicide: 71
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9313

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 35 (0.4591) - 0.0317%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 8 (0.1049) - 0.0072%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 28 (0.3673) - 0.0253%

2007 population: 7,659,764
Total Gun Suicide: 57
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7442

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 32 (0.4178) - 0.0283%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 7 (0.0914) - 0.0062%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 18 (0.235) - 0.0159%

2006 population: 7,699,020
Total Gun Suicide: 75
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9741

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 49 (0.6364) - 0.0432%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 5 (0.0649) - 0.0044%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 21 (0.2728) - 0.0185%

2005 population: 7,739,900
Total Gun Suicide: 55
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7106

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 36 (0.4651) - 0.0318%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0388) - 0.0026%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 16 (0.2067) - 0.0141%

2004 population: 7,781,161
Total Gun Suicide: 57
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7325

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 57 (0.7325) - 0.0518%

2003 population: 7,823,557
Total Gun Suicide: 65
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.8308

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 65 (0.8308) - 0.0581%

2002 population: 7,868,900
Total Gun Suicide: 73
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9277

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 73 (0.9277) - 0.0648%

2001 population: 7,913,301
Total Gun Suicide: 64
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.8088

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 64 (0.8088) - 0.057%

2000 population: 8,170,172
Total Gun Suicide: 70
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.8568

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 70 (0.8568) - 0.0608%

1999 population: 8,210,600
Total Gun Suicide: 55
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.6699

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 55 (0.6699) - 0.0492%

1998 population: 8,256,800
Total Gun Suicide: 87
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0537

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 87 (1.0537) - 0.0736%

[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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