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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Suicide in Belgium.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 28 June

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ICD-10 or ICD-9 Code1 Diagnosis: Number of deaths (Crude death rate per 100,000 population) - % of all deaths

2013 Population: 11,178,436
Total Gun Suicide: 115
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0288

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 15 (0.1342) - 0.0137%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 11 (0.0984) - 0.0101%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 89 (0.7962) - 0.0814%

2012 Population: 11,094,850
Total Gun Suicide: 159
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.4331

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 16 (0.1442) - 0.0147%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 16 (0.1442) - 0.0147%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 127 (1.1447) - 0.1164%

2011 Population: 11,000,638
Total Gun Suicide: 161
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.4636

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 8 (0.0727) - 0.0077%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 27 (0.2454) - 0.0259%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 126 (1.1454) - 0.1208%

2010 Population: 10,839,905
Total Gun Suicide: 144
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.3284

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 4 (0.0369) - 0.0038%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 15 (0.1384) - 0.0143%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 125 (1.1531) - 0.1189%

2009 Population: 10,796,492
Total Gun Suicide: 153
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.4171

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 13 (0.1204) - 0.0125%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 15 (0.1389) - 0.0144%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 125 (1.1578) - 0.1204%

2008 Population: 10,709,973
Total Gun Suicide: 189
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.7647

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 9 (0.084) - 0.0087%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 21 (0.1961) - 0.0202%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 159 (1.4846) - 0.1532%

2007 Population: 10,625,701
Total Gun Suicide: 165
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.5528

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 9 (0.0847) - 0.0089%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 27 (0.2541) - 0.0266%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 129 (1.214) - 0.1272%

2006 Population: 10,547,962
Total Gun Suicide: 207
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.9624

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 13 (0.1232) - 0.013%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 26 (0.2465) - 0.026%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 168 (1.5927) - 0.1678%

2005 Population: 10,478,617
Total Gun Suicide: 240
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.2904

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 13 (0.1241) - 0.0126%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 35 (0.334) - 0.034%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 192 (1.8323) - 0.1865%

2004 Population: 10,421,136
Total Gun Suicide: 234
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.2454

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 18 (0.1727) - 0.0178%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 31 (0.2975) - 0.0306%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 185 (1.7752) - 0.1827%

1999 Population: 10,226,419
Total Gun Suicide: 245
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.3958

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 45 (0.44) - 0.043%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 35 (0.3423) - 0.0335%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 165 (1.6135) - 0.1577%

1998 Population: 10,203,008
Total Gun Suicide: 280
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.7443

X72 Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge: 25 (0.245) - 0.0239%
X73 Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge: 49 (0.4803) - 0.0469%
X74 Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge: 206 (2.019) - 0.1973%

1997 Population: 10,170,226
Total Gun Suicide: 310
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.0481

955 Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives: 310 (3.0481) - 0.2987%

1996 Population: 10,156,637
Total Gun Suicide: 288
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.8356

955 Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives: 288 (2.8356) - 0.2759%

1995 Population: 10,136,800
Total Gun Suicide: 289
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.851

955 Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives: 289 (2.851) - 0.2755%

1994 Population: 10,115,600
Total Gun Suicide: 307
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 3.0349

955 Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives: 307 (3.0349) - 0.2958%

1993 Population: 10,083,800
Total Gun Suicide: 293
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.9057

955 Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives: 293 (2.9057) - 0.2743%

[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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