Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART I: NATIONAL DATA

Table 20. Age of Victims of Firearm Suicide, 1970-1999
Number [1] and Percentage of All Suicides by Age Group
YEAR Firearm Suicides Firearm as % of All Suicides
0-14 15-34 35-54 55+ 0-14 15-34 35-54 55+
1970 5 297 301 193 29.4 37.0 31.4 30.5
1971 9 362 342 211 50.0 41.8 33.6 32.1
1972 8 436 316 174 34.8 42.4 32.0 28.3
1973 9 431 306 204 37.5 42.3 31.0 27.5
1974 6 504 330 181 35.3 42.5 31.8 27.4
1975 7 502 318 221 28.0 43.0 33.2 33.9
1976 4 578 317 189 18.2 44.9 32.3 29.8
1977 12 679 365 213 36.4 46.2 33.4 30.3
1978 12 675 369 228 38.7 42.9 34.6 28.7
1979 3 616 302 177 13.0 40.6 28.7 23.3
1980 6 569 321 222 28.6 38.4 31.2 26.9
1981 11 604 316 240 31.4 41.3 30.2 28.1
1982 10 606 337 244 35.7 38.7 30.9 29.3
1983 6 599 332 298 26.1 36.7 29.2 30.9
1984 7 490 300 252 25.0 33.3 27.7 29.5
1985 5 489 301 243 27.8 35.0 29.3 29.9
1986 8 562 355 260 32.0 35.8 30.0 29.2
1987 9 512 338 263 30.0 33.7 28.8 30.2
1988 8 467 331 261 28.6 31.3 28.8 31.0
1989 7 469 344 256 28.0 32.1 29.4 30.7
1990 10 471 340 233 33.3 32.8 28.9 31.7
1991 13 482 336 278 44.8 32.0 27.0 34.2
1992 8 477 340 223 23.5 31.4 25.3 27.4
1993 14 404 381 254 31.1 27.9 25.9 30.3
1994 13 339 373 248 26.5 24.5 25.1 30.0
1995 2 329 341 238 4.7 22.1 21.0 29.4
1996 9 273 351 248 22.0 20.3 20.6 29.2
1997 14 245 316 240 27.5 20.0 19.9 29.3
1998 10 252 318 236 21.7 20.0 20.3 28.7
1999 [2] 11 242 303 246 34.4 18.8 16.1 28.1

SOURCE: Statistics Canada: Causes of Death (Catalogue 84-208)


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