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Firearm-related deaths in Australia 1998

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 161

Jenny Mouzos
ISBN 0 642 24174 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, July 2000


A statistical overview of deaths in Australia for the year 1998 whose underlying cause was reported as being firearm related is provided. The report includes statistics on firearms deaths as a whole, as well as statistics on suicides, homicides, fatal accidents, deaths as a result of legal intervention, and also deaths where the injury was undetermined as to whether it was accidentally or purposely inflicted.