Statistics about Firearm Injury


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About statistics: This page presents a variety of statistics about Firearm Injury. The term 'prevalence' of Firearm Injury usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Firearm Injury at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Firearm Injury refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Firearm Injury diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Firearm Injury: (see also prevalence and incidence page for Firearm Injury)
  Incidence (annual) of Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
  Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 9,420 or 0.01% or 28,873 people in USA [about data]
Death and mortality statistics for Firearm Injury:
  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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