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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Suicide in France.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 15 July

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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: 63,781,774
Total Gun Suicide: 1,335
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.0931

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 19 (0.0298) - 0.0034%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 134 (0.2101) - 0.0241%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,182 (1.8532) - 0.2125%

2012 population: 63,519,077
Total Gun Suicide: 1,425
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.2434

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 16 (0.0252) - 0.0029%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 159 (0.2503) - 0.0285%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,250 (1.9679) - 0.2237%

2011 population: 63,224,445
Total Gun Suicide: 1,401
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.2159

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 16 (0.0253) - 0.003%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 130 (0.2056) - 0.0242%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,255 (1.985) - 0.2338%

2010 population: 62,932,342
Total Gun Suicide: 1,378
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.1897

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 11 (0.0175) - 0.002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 113 (0.1796) - 0.0209%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,254 (1.9926) - 0.2315%

2009 population: 62,615,899
Total Gun Suicide: 1,446
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.3093

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 16 (0.0256) - 0.003%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 97 (0.1549) - 0.0181%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,333 (2.1289) - 0.2481%

2008 population: 62,304,840
Total Gun Suicide: 1,548
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.4846

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 16 (0.0257) - 0.003%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 96 (0.1541) - 0.018%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,436 (2.3048) - 0.2697%

2007 population: 61,963,276
Total Gun Suicide: 1,406
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.2691

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 12 (0.0194) - 0.0023%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 108 (0.1743) - 0.0207%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,286 (2.0754) - 0.2471%

2006 population: 61,597,642
Total Gun Suicide: 1,578
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.5618

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 13 (0.0211) - 0.0025%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 111 (0.1802) - 0.0215%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,454 (2.3605) - 0.2818%

2005 population: 60,995,911
Total Gun Suicide: 1,653
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.7101

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 17 (0.0279) - 0.0032%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 126 (0.2066) - 0.0239%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,510 (2.4756) - 0.2862%

2004 population: 60,643,306
Total Gun Suicide: 1,604
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.645

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 10 (0.0165) - 0.002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 116 (0.1913) - 0.0228%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,478 (2.4372) - 0.2901%

2003 population: 60,154,850
Total Gun Suicide: 1,742
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.8959

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 9 (0.015) - 0.0016%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 153 (0.2543) - 0.0277%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,580 (2.6266) - 0.2861%

2002 population: 59,678,253
Total Gun Suicide: 1,713
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.8704

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 14 (0.0235) - 0.0026%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 150 (0.2513) - 0.028%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,549 (2.5956) - 0.2895%

2001 population: 59,192,597
Total Gun Suicide: 1,887
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.1879

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 17 (0.0287) - 0.0032%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 161 (0.272) - 0.0303%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,709 (2.8872) - 0.3218%

2000 population: 58,895,702
Total Gun Suicide: 2,053
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.4859

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 21 (0.0357) - 0.004%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 203 (0.3447) - 0.0382%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1,829 (3.1055) - 0.3445%

1999 population: 58,622,678
Total Gun Suicide: 2,029
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.4611

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 2,029 (3.4611) - 0.3775%

1998 population: 58,852,600
Total Gun Suicide: 2,386
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 4.0542

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 2,386 (4.0542) - 0.4468%

1997 population: 58,609,900
Total Gun Suicide: 2,556
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 4.361

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 2,556 (4.361) - 0.482%

[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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