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Australia. 2017 ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Western Australia, 2007-2016 - Intentional Self-harm.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2016; 3303.0, Table 6.2 (Chapter XX). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 September

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Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality

Intentional self-harm (X60-X84)1

2016: 371
2015: 394
2014: 373
2013: 333
2012: 367
2011: 309
2010: 312
2009: 277
2008: 300
2007: 265
2006: 245
2005: 203
2004: 194
2003: 226
2002: 242

Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)1

2016: 0
2015: 4
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 2
2008: 5
2007: 2
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: -
2003: 4
2002: 2

Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X73)1

2016: 23
2015: 13
2014: 11
2013: 12
2012: 14
2011: 10
2010: 14
2009: 13
2008: 14
2007: 17
2006: 15
2005: 12
2004: 10
2003: 11
2002: 20

Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (X74)1

2016: 0
2015: 3
2014: 5
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 3
2009: 3
2008: 3
2007: 1
2006: 2
2005: 0
2004: 3
2003: 9
2002: 2

- : 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: 2006-2012 (final), 2013 (revised), 2014 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 52-54 and the Causes of Death Revisions, 2012 and 2013 Technical Note in this publication.

For 2006-2015 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, intentional self-harm (X72-X74)1

2016: 23
2015: 20
2014: 20
2013: 18
2012: 21
2011: 14
2010: 17
2009: 18
2008: 22
2007: 20
2006: 20
2005: 13
2004: 13
2003: 24
2002: 24

[Editor's Note: Total of gun deaths from intentional self-harm calculated by GunPolicy.org]

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