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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Homicide in Switzerland.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 25 June

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ICD-10 or ICD-9 Code:1 Diagnosis - Number of deaths (Crude death rate per 100,000 population) - % of all deaths

2013 population: 8,089,345
Total Gun Homicide: 16
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1978

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0247) - 0.0031%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0124) - 0.0015%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 13 (0.1607) - 0.02%

2012 population: 7,996,860
Total Gun Homicide: 14
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1751

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0125) - 0.0016%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 13 (0.1626) - 0.0203%

2011 population: 7,912,397
Total Gun Homicide: 16
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2022

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 4 (0.0506) - 0.0064%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0126) - 0.0016%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 11 (0.139) - 0.0177%

2010 population: 7,824,910
Total Gun Homicide: 11
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1406

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0128) - 0.0016%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 10 (0.1278) - 0.016%

2009 population: 7,743,832
Total Gun Homicide: 21
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2712

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0258) - 0.0032%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 19 (0.2454) - 0.0304%

2008 population: 7,647,676
Total Gun Homicide: 16
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2092

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0262) - 0.0033%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 14 (0.1831) - 0.0229%

2007 population: 7,551,117
Total Gun Homicide: 15
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1986

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 3 (0.0397) - 0.0049%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 12 (0.1589) - 0.0196%

2006 population: 7,483,935
Total Gun Homicide: 14
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1871

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0267) - 0.0033%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 12 (0.1603) - 0.0199%

2005 population: 7,437,116
Total Gun Homicide: 23
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3093

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0134) - 0.0016%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 22 (0.2958) - 0.036%

2004 population: 7,389,626
Total Gun Homicide: 35
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.4736

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 3 (0.0406) - 0.005%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 32 (0.433) - 0.0532%

2003 population: 7,339,002
Total Gun Homicide: 20
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2725

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0136) - 0.0016%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 19 (0.2589) - 0.0301%

2002 population: 7,313,853
Total Gun Homicide: 31
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.4239

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0273) - 0.0032%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0273) - 0.0032%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 27 (0.3692) - 0.0437%

2001 population: 7,260,339
Total Gun Homicide: 40
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.5509

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0138) - 0.0016%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 39 (0.5372) - 0.0636%

2000 population: 7,209,042
Total Gun Homicide: 17
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2358

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0139) - 0.0016%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 16 (0.2219) - 0.0256%

1999 population: 7,166,738
Total Gun Homicide: 32
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.4465

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0279) - 0.0032%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 30 (0.4186) - 0.048%

1998 population: 7,131,888
Total Gun Homicide: 27
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3786

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0421) - 0.0048%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 24 (0.3365) - 0.0384%

1997 population: 7,088,900
Total Gun Homicide: 60
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.8464

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 3 (0.0423) - 0.0048%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0423) - 0.0048%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 54 (0.7618) - 0.0859%

1996 population: 7,071,800
Total Gun Homicide: 41
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.5798

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 9 (0.1273) - 0.0144%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0283) - 0.0032%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 30 (0.4242) - 0.0479%

1995 population: 7,040,700
Total Gun Homicide: 27
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3835

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0284) - 0.0032%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 25 (0.3551) - 0.0394%

[Editor's note: Each year, countries submit their cause of death and population data to WHO. Unless an error is detected, a number of deaths is unlikely to change after processing. However, as WHO reviews its data in the wake of each national census, minor changes can be made to calculated death rates. These could account for any differences which might appear following the date on which a death rate was originally posted.]

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