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National Firearm Deaths

National Firearm Deaths
Ages 0 to 19, 1999-2004
All Races, Both Sexes

(2004 is the most recent data available*)

    2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Accidental            
  0-4 15 7 12 15 19 12
  5-9 13 13 14 18 18 19
  10-14 35 36 34 39 49 57
  15-19 80 95 107 110 107 126
  Subtotal 143 151 167 182 193 214
Suicide            
  0-4 0 0 0 0 0 0
  5-9 0 1 0 0 0 0
  10-14 59 73 86 90 110 103
  15-19 787 736 742 838 897 975
  Subtotal 846 810 828 928 1007 1078
Homicide            
  0-4 42 48 58 66 40 58
  5-9 45 48 55 59 50 61
  10-14 139 139 150 121 137 163
  15-19 1578 1587 1567 1525 1549 1708
  Subtotal 1804 1822 1830 1771 1776 1990
Undetermined/Other            
  0-4 1 1 1 0 0 3
  5-9 3 1 2 2 2 0
  10-14 6 13 7 4 11 13
  15-19 49 51 58 50 53 87
  Subtotal 59 66 68 56 66 103
All Intents/TOTAL            
  0-4 58 56 71 81 59 73
  5-9 61 63 71 79 70 80
  10-14 239 261 277 254 307 336
  15-19 2494 2469 2474 2523 2606 2896
  TOTAL 2852 2849 2893 2937 3042 3385
*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics releases national mortality data approximately 18 months after the end of each calendar year. The most recent data available is for 2004, released in November 2006. Expect to see 2005 numbers here in fall 2007.
NOTE: Rates based on 20 or fewer deaths may be unstable. Use with caution.
ABOUT 1999-2004 DATA: The coding of mortality data changed significantly in 1999 from ICD-9 to ICD-10, so you may not be able to compare number of deaths and death rates from 1998 and before with data from 1999 and after. Though there were no apparent changes in the coding of firearm deaths, the National Center for Health Statistics does not recommend combining 1999-2004 data with previous years to obtain average annual numbers of death and death rates.
TABLE: Statistics compiled by Common Sense about Kids and Guns using WISQARS. WISQARS is produced by the Office of Statistics and Programming, NCIPC, CDC.
DATA SOURCE: National Center for Health Statistics National Vital Statistics System.

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