Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Unintentional Gun Deaths in France.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 15 July

Relevant contents

ICD-10 or ICD-9 Code:1 Diagnosis - Number of deaths (Crude death rate per 100,000 population) - % of all deaths

2013 population: 63,781,774
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 17
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0267

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 9 (0.0141) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 8 (0.0125) - 0.0014%

2012 population: 63,519,077
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 24
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0378

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 9 (0.0142) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 15 (0.0236) - 0.0027%

2011 population: 63,224,445
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 71
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1123

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 16 (0.0253) - 0.003%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 55 (0.087) - 0.0102%

2010 population: 62,932,342
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 34
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.054

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 9 (0.0143) - 0.0017%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 25 (0.0397) - 0.0046%

2009 population: 62,615,899
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 29
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0463

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 12 (0.0192) - 0.0022%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 17 (0.0271) - 0.0032%

2008 population: 62,304,840
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 40
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0635

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 14 (0.0225) - 0.0026%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 26 (0.0417) - 0.0049%

2007 population: 61,963,276
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 32
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0516

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 8 (0.0129) - 0.0015%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 24 (0.0387) - 0.0046%

2006 population: 61,597,642
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 53
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.086

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 13 (0.0211) - 0.0025%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 40 (0.0649) - 0.0078%

2005 population: 60,995,911
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 36
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.059

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 20 (0.0328) - 0.0038%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 16 (0.0262) - 0.003%

2004 population: 60,643,306
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 19
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0313

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 8 (0.0132) - 0.0016%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 11 (0.0181) - 0.0022%

2003 population: 60,154,850
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 26
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0432

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 23 (0.0382) - 0.0042%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 3 (0.005) - 0.0005%

2002 population: 59,678,253
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 19
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0319

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 13 (0.0218) - 0.0024%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 6 (0.0101) - 0.0011%

2001 population: 59,192,597
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 33
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.0557

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 25 (0.0422) - 0.0047%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 8 (0.0135) - 0.0015%

2000 population: 58,895,702
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 43
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.073

W33: Unintentional rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 25 (0.0424) - 0.0047%
W34: Unintentional discharge from other and unspecified firearms - 18 (0.0306) - 0.0034%

1999 population: 58,622,678
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 100
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1706

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 100 (0.1706) - 0.0186%

1998 population: 58,852,600
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 68
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1155

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 68 (0.1155) - 0.0127%

1997 population: 58,609,900
Total Unintentional Gun Deaths: 86
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 0.1467

922 - Accident caused by firearm missile - 86 (0.1467) - 0.0162%

[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.]

ID: Q6183

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.