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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Homicide in the United Kingdom.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 22 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: 64,105,654
Total Gun Homicide: 23
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0359

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 6 (0.0094) - 0.001%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 16 (0.025) - 0.0028%

2012 population: 63,705,030
Total Gun Homicide: 12
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0188

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0016) - 0.0002%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (0.0063) - 0.0007%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 7 (0.011) - 0.0012%

2011 population: 62,820,962
Total Gun Homicide: 32
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0509

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 8 (0.0127) - 0.0014%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 24 (0.0382) - 0.0043%

2010 population: 62,261,967
Total Gun Homicide: 27
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0434

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 5 (0.008) - 0.0009%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 22 (0.0353) - 0.0039%

2009 population: 61,791,956
Total Gun Homicide: 18
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0291

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.0049) - 0.0005%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 15 (0.0243) - 0.0027%

2008 population: 61,383,157
Total Gun Homicide: 32
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0521

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 4 (0.0065) - 0.0007%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (0.0065) - 0.0007%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 24 (0.0391) - 0.0041%

2007 population: 60,975,355
Total Gun Homicide: 22
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0361

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 6 (0.0098) - 0.001%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 14 (0.023) - 0.0024%

2006 population: 60,587,349
Total Gun Homicide: 51
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0842

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 3 (0.005) - 0.0005%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 7 (0.0116) - 0.0012%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 41 (0.0677) - 0.0072%

2005 population: 60,238,383
Total Gun Homicide: 41
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0681

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 3 (0.005) - 0.0005%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 7 (0.0116) - 0.0012%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 31 (0.0515) - 0.0053%

2004 population: 59,845,842
Total Gun Homicide: 52
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0869

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 2 (0.0033) - 0.0003%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 8 (0.0134) - 0.0014%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 42 (0.0702) - 0.0072%

2003 population: 59,557,361
Total Gun Homicide: 41
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0688

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 3 (0.005) - 0.0005%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.005) - 0.0005%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 35 (0.0588) - 0.0057%

2002 population: 59,323,498
Total Gun Homicide: 31
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0522

X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (0.0067) - 0.0007%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 27 (0.0455) - 0.0044%

2001 population: 59,050,847
Total Gun Homicide: 41
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0694

X93: Assault by handgun discharge - 1 (0.0017) - 0.0002%
X94: Assault by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 11 (0.0186) - 0.0018%
X95: Assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 29 (0.0491) - 0.0048%

1999 population: 59,453,650
Total Gun Homicide: 45
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0757

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 45 (0.0757) - 0.0071%

1998 population: 59,193,570
Total Gun Homicide: 33
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0557

965 - Assault by firearms and explosives - 33 (0.0557) - 0.0052%

[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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