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Australia. 2017 ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Australia, 2004-2015 - Accidental Injury.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2016; 3303.0, Table 1.2 (Chapter XX). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 September

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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

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 0
2008: 1
2007: 0
2006: 1
2005: 0
2004: 2

Rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (W33)1

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 5
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 1
2012: 3
2011: 7
2010: 9
2009: 5
2008: 3
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 8

Discharge from other and unspecified firearms (W34)1

Year: Number of Deaths

2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 2
2008: 1
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 47
2004: 44

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), 2014-2015 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 52-55 and A More Timely Annual Collection: Changes to ABS Processes (Technical Note) in this publication. See also Causes of Death Revisions, 2012 and 2013 (Technical Note) in Causes of Death, Australia, 2014 (cat. no. 3303.0).

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

2016: 5
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 7
2010: 11
2009: 7
2008: 5
2007: 4
2006: 8
2005: 50
2004: 54

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

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