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Australia. 2012 ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Australia, 2001-2010 - Intentional Self-harm.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2010; 3303.0, Table 1.2 (Chapter XX). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 20 March

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Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality

Intentional self-harm (X60-X84)1

2010: 2,359
2009: 2,284
2008: 2,340
2007: 2,227
2006: 2,118
2005: 2,101
2004: 2,098
2003: 2,213
2002: 2,320
2001: 2,454

Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)1

2010: 17
2009: 17
2008: 25
2007: 15
2006: 15
2005: 14
2004: 13
2003: 25
2002: 24
2001: 34

Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X73)1

2010: 124
2009: 135
2008: 140
2007: 146
2006: 150
2005: 127
2004: 99
2003: 133
2002: 165
2001: 173

Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (X74)1

2010: 21
2009: 17
2008: 18
2007: 29
2006: 16
2005: 6
2004: 55
2003: 35
2002: 28
2001: 54

- : nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np: not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.

All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006 (final), 2007 (final), 2008 (final), 2009 (revised), 2010 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 35-39 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 and Causes of Death Revisions, 2008 and 2009.

For 2006-2010 data, cells with small values have been randomly assigned to protect the confidentiality of individuals. As a result, some totals will not equal the sum of their components. Cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation. For all other years, data has been confidentialised through cell suppression.

Total, firearm discharge, intentional self-harm (X72-X74)1

2010: 162
2009: 169
2008: 183
2007: 190
2006: 181
2005: 147
2004: 167
2003: 193
2002: 217
2001: 261

[Editor's Note: Total firearm-related deaths from intentional self-harm (aka 'gun suicide') calculated by GunPolicy.org]

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