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Gun Deaths Show Steady Fall
27 February 1997
Gun deaths fell by 46 per cent during the past 15 years before tough new firearm legislation introduced after last year's Port Arthur massacre, according to figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The study period from 1980 to 1995 did not cover last year's Port Arthur massacre, in which 35 people were shot dead.
A spokesman for the bureau, Mr David Povah, said gun deaths fell from 700 in 1980 to 479 to 1995.