Deaths from Firearm Injury


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Deaths from Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual deaths from firearm injuries in 1999 USA including 16,599 for suicide and 10,828 for homicide (NVSR Sep 2001); 3.5 per 100,000 in Canada 19971
Suicide deaths related to Firearm Injury: 16,869 in USA 2001 (CDC); 16,599 annual deaths for suicide(NVSR Sep 2001); 2.7 per 100,000 with 815 cases of "self-inflicted" firearm deaths in Canada 19971

Death statistics for Firearm Injury: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Firearm Injury:

  • 0.l5 per 100,000 males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 females died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 0.2 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.4 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic females died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white people died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white females died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black people died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.6 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 6.6 per 100,000 males died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.3 per 100,000 females died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 4.9 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 8.2 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.2 per 100,000 Hispanic females died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3.7 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 6.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic females died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.6 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white people died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 2.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white males died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.9 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white females died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 15.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black people died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 28.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black males died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black females died from homicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 11 per 100,000 males died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.4 per 100,000 females died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 2.5 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 4.8 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.4 per 100,000 Hispanic females died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 6.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 11.7 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.6 per 100,000 non-Hispanic females died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 7 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white people died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 12.9 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white males died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.8 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white females died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 3.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black people died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 6.1 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black males died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.7 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black females died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 10.4 per 100,000 people died from firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.3 per 100,000 people died from unintentional firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 5.9 per 100,000 people died from suicidal firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 4 per 100,000 people died from homicidal firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died froma firearm injury during war or legal intervention in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died from injury during legal intervention or wars in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)


Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997

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