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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Suicide in the United Kingdom.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 22 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: 64,105,654
Total Gun Suicide: 106
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1654

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0031) - 0.0003%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 54 (0.0842) - 0.0094%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 50 (0.078) - 0.0087%

2012 population: 63,705,030
Total Gun Suicide: 92
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1444

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 40 (0.0628) - 0.007%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 51 (0.0801) - 0.009%

2011 population: 62,820,962
Total Gun Suicide: 93
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1480

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 43 (0.0684) - 0.0078%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 49 (0.078) - 0.0089%

2010 population: 62,261,967
Total Gun Suicide: 109
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1751

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 59 (0.0948) - 0.0105%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 49 (0.0787) - 0.0087%

2009 population: 61,791,956
Total Gun Suicide: 101
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1635

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 55 (0.089) - 0.0098%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 46 (0.0744) - 0.0082%

2008 population: 61,383,157
Total Gun Suicide: 120
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1955

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 4 (0.0065) - 0.0007%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 64 (0.1043) - 0.011%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 52 (0.0847) - 0.009%

2007 population: 60,975,355
Total Gun Suicide: 100
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.164

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 52 (0.0853) - 0.009%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 47 (0.0771) - 0.0082%

2006 population: 60,587,349
Total Gun Suicide: 130
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2146

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 73 (0.1205) - 0.0128%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 55 (0.0908) - 0.0096%

2005 population: 60,238,383
Total Gun Suicide: 107
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1776

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 51 (0.0847) - 0.0087%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 55 (0.0913) - 0.0094%

2004 population: 59,845,842
Total Gun Suicide: 115
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1922

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 57 (0.0952) - 0.0097%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 58 (0.0969) - 0.0099%

2003 population: 59,557,361
Total Gun Suicide: 112
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1881

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 5 (0.0084) - 0.0008%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 54 (0.0907) - 0.0088%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 53 (0.089) - 0.0087%

2002 population: 59,323,498
Total Gun Suicide: 111
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1871

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 4 (0.0067) - 0.0007%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 56 (0.0944) - 0.0092%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 51 (0.086) - 0.0084%

2001 population: 59,050,847
Total Gun Suicide: 120
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2032

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 60 (0.1016) - 0.0099%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 59 (0.0999) - 0.0098%

1999 population: 59,453,650
Total Gun Suicide: 140
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2355

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 140 (0.2355) - 0.0221%

1998 population: 59,193,570
Total Gun Suicide: 136
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2298

955 - Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives - 136 (0.2298) - 0.0216%

[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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