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1 January 2004

Australian Associated Press

Deaths by firearms have dropped almost 50 per cent in the past decade but handguns are being used more often. A report by the Australian Institute of Criminology released found the number of deaths caused by firearms dropped to 333 in 2001 from 629 in 1991. The number of suicides — the biggest single form of firearm death — fell to 261 from 505. Homicide deaths dropped to 47 from 84, accident deaths dropped to 18 from 29, while other forms of firearm deaths... (

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