Sorry you've had to wait for this. I'm in the UK and wasn't awake when
you sent your message.
The World Health Organisation has the figures you need in a table at
the end of the "World Report on Violence and Health".
This is a link to the "Statistical Annex" to the report.
You need table A10 on pages 322 and 323:
"Firearm-related mortality, by manner of death and country, most
recent year available between 1990 and 2000
Firearm-related deaths: Homicide, Suicide, Unintentional, Undetermined"
There are a few notes at the end explaining points like:
"No. = number of deaths; rate = number of deaths per 100,000 population.
The rate was not calculated if fewer than 20 deaths were reported."
At the beginning of the "Statistical Annex" the WHO says:
"Each year, over 100 countries send detailed information
on the number of deaths from various
diseases, illnesses or injuries to the World Health
Organization (WHO). Data from these WHO
Member States are compiled from vital registration
systems using the International Classification of
Diseases (ICD) codes ( 1, 2). National vital registration
systems capture about 17 million deaths that
occur annually throughout the world. Data from
these registration systems, as well as from surveys,
censuses and epidemiological studies, are analysed
by the World Health Organization to determine
patterns of causes of death for countries, regions
and the world."
(To read a pdf document like this you will need Acrobat Reader on your
computer. If you don't already have it, please go here:
For the entire report, go to:
Summaries can be reached from here:
While searching, I also came across these additional pages which might
be of interest:
US gun-related death figures at the National Center for Health Statistics:
Canada - firearms homicide rates 1974 -2001
Canada - firearms deaths 1970-1999
England and Wales - Homicides by Shooting 1991-2000
Further international comparisons:
And this is where I discovered that the WHO had extensive data on
They also have a table comparing "Gun deaths per 100,000 population"
for the USA, Switzerland, Scotland, England & Wales, and Japan using
"Data collected by Philip Alpers, Harvard Injury Control Research
Center, and HELP Network".
I hope this gives you exactly what you need, but if you would like any
clarification, please don't hesitate to ask.
Best wishes - Leli
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