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NISS. 2001 ‘A Profile of Fatal Injuries in South Africa, 2000: Focussing on Firearm Injuries.’ Second Annual Report of the National Injury Surveillance System. Johannesburg: Gun Free South Africa (GFSA), National Injury Surveillance System (NISS). 1 October

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Homicide was the major cause of death, accounting for 45% (N = 8 395) of all cases… followed by suicide (9% or 1 782 cases)…

Firearms overshadowed all other external causes of death, and accounted for almost 28% of all cases.

The total of 5 201 firearm deaths was greater than the 4 315 (23%) deaths due to all motor vehicle collision (MVC) categories combined - which includes passengers and drivers in MVCs, as well as pedestrian-vehicle accidents.


Total Firearm Homicides: 460 (Female) + 3,912 (Male) = 4,372

ID: Q8840

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