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Australia. 2010 ‘Suicide (all methods).’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2008; 3303.0 (Table 6.5). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 31 March

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Suicide in Australia

Year: Total Suicides (all methods)

2003: 2,213
2004: 2,098
2005: 2,101
2006: 1,799
2007: 1,881
2008: 2,191

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GunPolicy.org Calculation of Rates of Suicide (all methods) per 100,000 People

Year: Total Suicides - Population - Rate per 100,000 population

2003: 2,213 - 19,872,600 - 11.14
2004: 2,098 - 20,091,500 - 10.44
2005: 2,101 - 20,395,000 - 10.30
2006: 1,799 - 20,698,000 - 8.70
2007: 1,881 - 21,072,000 - 8.93
2008: 2,191 - 21,432,000 - 10.22

[Note: Number of victims represents revised estimates on numbers published in earlier editions of Australian crime: Facts & figures;

Formula used to calculate the rate: Crude Rate per 100,000 Population = Number ÷ Population x 100,000;

Population estimates source: ABS Population survey available at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/24E36F628AD35006CA25773700169C5C?opendocument, and http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/D6C6B02D31617DA4CA25726D000467A6/$File/13010_2007.pdf]

ID: Q3717

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