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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Homicide in Bulgaria.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 30 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: 7,265,115
Total Gun Homicide: 25
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3441

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 17 (0.234) - 0.0163%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.0275) - 0.0019%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 6 (0.0826) - 0.0058%

2012 population: 7,305,888
Total Gun Homicide: 25
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3422

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 17 (0.2327) - 0.0156%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (0.0548) - 0.0037%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 4 (0.0548) - 0.0037%

2011 population: 7,416,046
Total Gun Homicide: 17
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.2292

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 11 (0.1483) - 0.0102%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0405) - 0.0028%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (0.0405) - 0.0028%

2010 population: 7,534,289
Total Gun Homicide: 31
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.4115

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 22 (0.292) - 0.02%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.0133) - 0.0009%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 8 (0.1062) - 0.0073%

2009 population: 7,585,131
Total Gun Homicide: 47
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.6196

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 22 (0.29) - 0.0204%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (0.0527) - 0.0037%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 21 (0.2769) - 0.0194%

2008 population: 7,623,395
Total Gun Homicide: 28
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3673

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 14 (0.1836) - 0.0127%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 5 (0.0656) - 0.0045%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 9 (0.1181) - 0.0081%

2007 population: 7,659,764
Total Gun Homicide: 33
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.4309

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 20 (0.2611) - 0.0177%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0392) - 0.0027%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 10 (0.1306) - 0.0088%

2006 population: 7,699,020
Total Gun Homicide: 27
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.3507

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 10 (0.1299) - 0.0088%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.013) - 0.0009%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 16 (0.2078) - 0.0141%

2005 population: 7,739,900
Total Gun Homicide: 49
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.6331

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 29 (0.3747) - 0.0256%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 20 (0.2584) - 0.0176%

2004 population: 7,781,161
Total Gun Homicide: 59
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.7582

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 59 (0.7582) - 0.0536%

2003 population: 7,823,557
Total Gun Homicide: 74
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9459

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 74 (0.9459) - 0.0661%

2002 population: 7,868,900
Total Gun Homicide: 65
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.826

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 65 (0.826) - 0.0577%

2001 population: 7,913,301
Total Gun Homicide: 73
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.9225

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 73 (0.9225) - 0.065%

2000 population: 8,170,172
Total Gun Homicide: 70
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.8568

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 70 (0.8568) - 0.0608%

1999 population: 8,210,600
Total Gun Homicide: 51
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.6211

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 51 (0.6211) - 0.0456%

1998 population: 8,256,800
Total Gun Homicide: 88
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0658

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 88 (1.0658) - 0.0745%

[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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