Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Norton, Robyn, and John D Langley. 1993 ‘Firearm Related Deaths in New Zealand 1978-87.’ New Zealand Medical Journal; 106 (967), pp. 463-5. Injury Prevention Research Unit / IPRU Otago and Injury Prevention Research Centre / IPRC Auckland. 10 November
Over this 10 year period, there were an average of 91 firearm deaths annually, accounting for 0.3% of all deaths.
Suicide accounted for 75.5% [76%] of these deaths, unintentional deaths for 11.6% [12%] and homicides for 10.6% [11%].
Undetermined firearm deaths accounted for 2.3% [2%].
"No significant temporal changes were observed."
Legal intervention (justifiable police shootings), air rifle & explosives deaths were mainly excluded.