Firearm-Related Fatalities, Arizona, 1986-1996


TABLE 3
NUMBER OF FIREARM-RELATED FATALITIES BY TYPE OF FIREARMa AND YEAR, ARIZONA, 1986-1996

Type of firearm:

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Hand Gun

109

141

171

203

233

278

244

207

186

208

149

Shotgun

38

37

51

45

40

47

48

41

38

49

66

Hunting Rifle

6

20

24

24

28

29

27

12

30

29

21

Military Firearm

0

3

2

0

0

2

2

1

1

0

0

Other and unspecified

455

442

421

381

390

331

418

571

685

724

648

Total, All Firearms

608

643

669

653

691

687

739

832

940

1,010

884

aDefined according to the ICD as an underlying cause of death with the codes E922.0, E955.0 (hand gun), E922.1, E955.1, E965.1, E985.1 (shotgun), E922.2, E955.2, E962.2, E985.2 (hunting rifle), E922.3, E955.3, E965.3, E985.3 (military firearm), E922.8, E922.9, E955.4, E965.4, E985.4 and E970 (other and unspecified firearms).



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