Skip to main content

Table 5 Incidence of suicide where availability or use are not consistent with licence status.

From: Who uses firearms as a means of suicide? A population study exploring firearm accessibility and method choice

   Age  
   <25 25-64 65+ Comparison ARIA1/ARIA2
Current firearm licence - other suicide method used
Males ARIA1 9 (60.0%)
n = 15
61 (45.2%)
n = 135
9 (26.5%)
n = 34
79 (42.9%)
n = 184
  ARIA2 0 (0%)
n = 3
17 (30.9%)
n = 55
5 (26.3%)
n = 19
22 (28.6%)
n = 77
Females ARIA1 0 (0%)
n = 0
4 (50.0%)
n = 8
0 (0%)
n = 0
4 (50.0%)
n = 8
  ARIA2 0 (0%)
n = 0
1 (50.0%)
n = 2
2 (66.7%)
n = 3
3 (60.0%)
n = 5
No licence history - firearm suicide method used
Males ARIA1 25 (5.8%)
n = 433
116 (6.5%)
n = 1,776
43 (16.5%)
n = 261
184 (7.4%)
n = 2470
  ARIA2 15 (11.4%)
n = 132
37 (10.9%)
n = 341
15 (25.9%)
n = 58
67 (12.6%)
n = 531
Females ARIA1 5 (4.1%)
n = 121
8 (1.4%)
n = 558
3 (3.9%)
n = 77
16 (2.1%)
n = 756
  ARIA2 3 (7.9%)
n = 38
6 (6.4%)
n = 94
0 (0%)
n = 7
9 (6.5%)
n = 139
  1. ARIA = Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia; ARIA1 = highly accessible or accessible localities; ARIA2 = moderately accessible, remote or very remote localities.
  2. (Note: data presented by observed number in group, % of group and total number in group (all methods). Six cases without a licence could not have their ARIA score determined.)