Firearm availability and the use of firearms for suicide and homicide

Percept Mot Skills. 2000 Dec;91(3 Pt 1):998. doi: 10.2466/pms.2000.91.3.998.


In a sample of 36 nations circa 1993, a measure of firearm availability based on the percentages of suicides and homicides using firearms gave better evidence for an association between firearm availability and their use for suicide and homicide than did the accidental firearm mortality rate.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Accidents / statistics & numerical data
  • Cause of Death
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Firearms / statistics & numerical data*
  • Homicide / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Suicide / statistics & numerical data*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / mortality