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GunPolicy.org. 2016 ‘Calculated Rates - Costa Rica.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 19 August

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Historical Population Data - Costa Rica

Year: Total Midyear Population
2016: 4,872,543
2015: 4,814,144
2014: 4,755,234
2013: 4,695,942
2012: 4,636,348
2011: 4,576,562
2010: 4,516,220
2009: 4,455,046
2008: 4,393,241
2007: 4,331,130
2006: 4,269,766
2005: 4,208,691
2002: 4,020,945
1999: 3,800,169
1998: 3,713,735

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2015: 230,8311
1999: 152,9232

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2015: 4.79
1999: 4.02

Number of Registered Firearms
2016: 235,6313
2015: 230,8311
2011: 206,9124
2006/08: 180,2955
2005: 149,4236
1998: 149,4234

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2016: 4.84
2015: 4.79
2011: 4.52
2006/08: 4.16
2005: 3.55
1998: 4.02

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2006: 97,0007

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population
2006: 2.27

Gun Death and Injury

Number of Total Gun Deaths
2010: 3318
2002: 1879 10

Calculated Rate* of Total Gun Death per 100,000 People
2010: 7.33
2002: 4.65

Number of Gun Homicides
2013: 27811
2012: 261
2011: 300
2010: 349
2009: 33612
2008: 348
2007: 225
2006: 218

Calculated Rate* of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People
2013: 5.92
2012: 5.63
2011: 6.56
2010: 7.73
2009: 7.54
2008: 7.92
2007: 5.19
2006: 5.11

Number of Gun Suicides
2010: 518

Calculated Rate* of Gun suicide per 100,000 People
2010: 1.13

Number of Unintentional Gun Deaths
2012: 213
2010: 48

Calculated Rate* of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People
2012: 0.04
2010: 0.09

Number of Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause
2012: 413
2010: 58

Calculated Rate* of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People
2012: 0.09
2010: 0.11

[*Crude Rate per nn Population = Number ÷ Population x nn]

ID: Q4219

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