Year: 1996 Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine, v.28, no.2, (August 1996), p.170-175 SIEC No: 19990149

Cases of non fatal firearm-related injury were extracted from New Zealand inpatient data files for the period 1979 – 1992 inclusive. Between 1978 and 1987, there were 91 firearm deaths annually. Of the total, 75.5% were suicides, 11.6% were unitentional deaths and 10.6% were homicides.