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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Suicide in Germany.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 14 July

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

2014 population: 80,982,500
Total Gun Suicide: 719
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.8878

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 203 (0.2507) - 0.0234%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 52 (0.0642) - 0.006%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 464 (0.573) - 0.0534 %

2013 population: 80,645,605
Total Gun Suicide: 795
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9858

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 280 (0.3472) - 0.0313%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 62 (0.0769) - 0.0069%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 453 (0.5617) - 0.0507 %

2012 population: 81,779,210
Total Gun Suicide: 690
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.8424

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 216 (0.2637) - 0.0248%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 51 (0.0623) - 0.0059%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 423 (0.5164) - 0.0486 %

2011 population: 81,779,210
Total Gun Suicide: 753
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9207

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 237 (0.2898) - 0.0278%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 72 (0.088) - 0.0084%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 444 (0.5429) - 0.0521 %

2010 population: 81,757,471
Total Gun Suicide: 772
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9443

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 238 (0.2911) - 0.0277%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 64 (0.0783) - 0.0075%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 470 (0.5749) - 0.0547%

2009 population: 81,874,770
Total Gun Suicide: 767
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9368

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 253 (0.309) - 0.0296%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 67 (0.0818) - 0.0078%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 447 (0.546) - 0.0523%

2008 population: 82,119,776
Total Gun Suicide: 800
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9742

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 217 (0.2642) - 0.0257%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 77 (0.0938) - 0.0091%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 506 (0.6162) - 0.0599%

2007 population: 82,262,642
Total Gun Suicide: 805
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9786

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 242 (0.2942) - 0.0293%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 56 (0.0681) - 0.0068%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 507 (0.6163) - 0.0613%

2006 population: 82,365,810
Total Gun Suicide: 799
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9701

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 246 (0.2987) - 0.0299%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 88 (0.1068) - 0.0107%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 465 (0.5646) - 0.0566%

2005 population: 82,464,344
Total Gun Suicide: 868
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0525

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 241 (0.2922) - 0.029%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 90 (0.1091) - 0.0108%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 537 (0.6512) - 0.0647%

2004 population: 82,501,274
Total Gun Suicide: 907
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0994

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 248 (0.3006) - 0.0303%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 76 (0.0921) - 0.0093%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 583 (0.7067) - 0.0712%

2003 population: 82,520,176
Total Gun Suicide: 915
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.1088

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 263 (0.3187) - 0.0308%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 80 (0.0969) - 0.0094%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 572 (0.6932) - 0.067%

2002 population: 82,482,309
Total Gun Suicide: 815
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.988

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 245 (0.297) - 0.0291%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 60 (0.0727) - 0.0071%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 510 (0.6183) - 0.0606%

2001 population: 82,339,777
Total Gun Suicide: 866
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0517

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 258 (0.3133) - 0.0311%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 71 (0.0862) - 0.0086%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 537 (0.6522) - 0.0648%

2000 population: 82,187,614
Total Gun Suicide: 836
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0171

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 246 (0.2993) - 0.0293%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 67 (0.0815) - 0.008%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 523 (0.6363) - 0.0624%

1999 population: 82,086,600
Total Gun Suicide: 906
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.1037

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 258 (0.3143) - 0.0305%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 64 (0.078) - 0.0076%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 584 (0.7114) - 0.069%

1998 population: 82,029,000
Total Gun Suicide: 904
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.102

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 274 (0.334) - 0.0321%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 74 (0.0902) - 0.0087%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 556 (0.6778) - 0.0652%

[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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