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Australia. 2013 ‘Underlying Cause of Death, All Causes, Australia, 2002-2011 - Intentional Self-harm.’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2011; 3303.0, Table 1.2 (Chapter XX). Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. 15 March

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Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality

Intentional self-harm (X60-X84)1
[aka 'suicide, any method']

2011: 2,272
2010: 2,418
2009: 2,335
2008: 2,340
2007: 2,227
2006: 2,118
2005: 2,101
2004: 2,098
2003: 2,213
2002: 2,320

Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge (X72)1
[aka 'handgun suicide']

2011: 17
2010: 17
2009: 17
2008: 25
2007: 15
2006: 15
2005: 14
2004: 13
2003: 25
2002: 24

Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge (X73)1
[aka 'long gun suicide']

2011: 102
2010: 135
2009: 139
2008: 140
2007: 146
2006: 150
2005: 127
2004: 99
2003: 133
2002: 165

Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge (X74)1
[aka 'gun suicide (other)']

2011: 16
2010: 14
2009: 18
2008: 18
2007: 29
2006: 16
2005: 6
2004: 55
2003: 35
2002: 28

- : 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: 2006-2009 (final), 2010 (revised), 2011 (preliminary). See Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Notes, Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. 3303.0) and Causes of Death Revisions, 2009 and 2010 in this publication.

For 2006-2011 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
[aka 'total gun suicide']

2011: 135
2010: 166
2009: 174
2008: 183
2007: 190
2006: 181
2005: 147
2004: 167
2003: 193
2002: 217

[Editor's Note: Total of gun deaths from intentional self-harm calculated by GunPolicy.org]

ID: Q7380

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