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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Suicide in Finland.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 18 July

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

2014 population: 5,461,511
Total Gun Suicide: 56
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0254

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 3 (0.0549) - 0.0057%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 47 (0.8606) - 0.0897%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 6 (0.1099) - 0.0114%

2013 population: 5,438,972
Total Gun Suicide: 55
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0112

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0184) - 0.0019%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 51 (0.9377) - 0.0991%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (0.0552) - 0.0058%

2012 population: 5,413,971
Total Gun Suicide: 139
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.5674

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 51 (0.942) - 0.0986%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 78 (1.4407) - 0.1508%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 10 (0.1847) - 0.0193%

2011 population: 5,388,272
Total Gun Suicide: 165
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.0622

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 55 (1.0207) - 0.1088%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 104 (1.9301) - 0.2057%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 6 (0.1114) - 0.0119%

2010 population: 5,363,352
Total Gun Suicide: 179
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.3375

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 58 (1.0814) - 0.1139%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 110 (2.051) - 0.2161%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 11 (0.2051) - 0.0216%

2009 population: 5,338,870
Total Gun Suicide: 181
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.3902

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 62 (1.1613) - 0.1242%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 109 (2.0416) - 0.2184%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 10 (0.1873) - 0.02%

2008 population: 5,313,399
Total Gun Suicide: 207
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.8958

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 57 (1.0728) - 0.1161%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 140 (2.6348) - 0.2852%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 10 (0.1882) - 0.0204%

2007 population: 5,288,720
Total Gun Suicide: 172
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.2522

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 67 (1.2668) - 0.1365%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 97 (1.8341) - 0.1976%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 8 (0.1513) - 0.0163%

2006 population: 5,266,268
Total Gun Suicide: 183
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.475

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 54 (1.0254) - 0.1123%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 120 (2.2787) - 0.2494%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 9 (0.1709) - 0.0187%

2005 population: 5,246,096
Total Gun Suicide: 169
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.2214

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 54 (1.0293) - 0.1131%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 112 (2.1349) - 0.2346%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (0.0572) - 0.0063%

2004 population: 5,228,172
Total Gun Suicide: 219
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 4.1889

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 73 (1.3963) - 0.1529%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 139 (2.6587) - 0.2911%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 7 (0.1339) - 0.0147%

2003 population: 5,213,014
Total Gun Suicide: 232
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 4.4504

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 64 (1.2277) - 0.1305%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 156 (2.9925) - 0.3182%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 12 (0.2302) - 0.0245%

2002 population: 5,200,599
Total Gun Suicide: 205
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.9418

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 63 (1.2114) - 0.1276%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 130 (2.4997) - 0.2632%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 12 (0.2307) - 0.0243%

2001 population: 5,188,008
Total Gun Suicide: 234
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 4.5104

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 79 (1.5227) - 0.1629%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 146 (2.8142) - 0.301%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 9 (0.1735) - 0.0186%

2000 population: 5,176,209
Total Gun Suicide: 200
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.8639

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 61 (1.1785) - 0.1237%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 125 (2.4149) - 0.2535%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 14 (0.2705) - 0.0284%

1999 population: 5,165,475
Total Gun Suicide: 268
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 5.1883

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 76 (1.4713) - 0.1539%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 172 (3.3298) - 0.3484%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 20 (0.3872) - 0.0405%

1998 population: 5,153,498
Total Gun Suicide: 267
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 5.181

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 86 (1.6688) - 0.1747%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 152 (2.9495) - 0.3087%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 29 (0.5627) - 0.0589%

1997 population: 5,139,800
Total Gun Suicide: 302
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 5.8757

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 98 (1.9067) - 0.1994%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 199 (3.8717) - 0.4049%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 5 (0.0973) - 0.0102%

1996 population: 5,124,500
Total Gun Suicide: 278
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 5.425

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 104 (2.0295) - 0.2115%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 168 (3.2784) - 0.3417%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 6 (0.1171) - 0.0122%

[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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