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Australia. 2013 ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Australia, 2002-2011 - Accidental Injury.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2011; 3303.0, Table 1.2 (Chapter XX). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 15 March

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Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality

Other external causes of accidental injury (W32-W34)1

Handgun discharge (W32)1

2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 0
2008: 1
2007: 0
2006: 3
2005: -
2004: np
2003: 3
2002: np

Rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (W33)1

2011: 7
2010: 9
2009: 5
2008: 4
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 8
2003: 11
2002: 10

Discharge from other and unspecified firearms (W34)1

2011: 4
2010: 3
2009: 3
2008: 4
2007: 4
2006: 2
2005: 47
2004: 44
2003: 26
2002: 20

- : nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np: not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.

All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2009 (final), 2010 (revised), 2011 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. 3303.0) and Causes of Death Revisions, 2009 and 2010 in this publication.

For 2006-2011 data, cells with small values have been randomly assigned to protect the confidentiality of individuals. As a result, some totals will not equal the sum of their components. Cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation. For all other years, data has been confidentialised through cell suppression.

Total, firearm discharge, accidental injury (W32-W34)1

2011: 11
2010: 13
2009: 8
2008: 9
2007: 7
2006: 11
2005: 50
2004: 52
2003: 40
2002: 30
2001: 18

[Editor's Note: Total of gun deaths from accidental injury calculated by GunPolicy.org]

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