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Hilton, Donson. 2009 ‘External Causes of Death - Violence - Suicide.’ A Profile of Fatal Injuries in South Africa 2008 - 10th Annual Report for South Africa Based on the National Injury Mortality Surveillance System (NIMSS), p. VII. Johannesburg: South African Medical Research Council (MRC), University of South Africa (UNISA), Crime, Violence and Injury Lead Progamme (CVILP). 1 November

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External Causes of Death - Violence - Suicide

External Causes of Death: The leading external cause of death was sharp-object related (13.6%, n=4230) followed by firearm-related injuries (10.8%, n=3357) followed by pedestrian injuries (9.8%, n=3046), blunt force (6.9%, n=2157), and passenger injuries (6.8%, n=1132)…

Violence: Just over 40% of the 9831 violent deaths were inflicted by sharp objects, 29.4% (n=2886) by firearms…

Suicide: Hangings accounted for the 46.2% (n=1444) of the 3125 suicides, followed by poisonings (17.0%, n=530) and firearms (13.5%, n=422)…

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