Table 2

Firearm deaths by intent, region and gender (1998–2007) and number of firearms covered by certificate per 100 000 population (data from UK Office of National Statistics)

RegionHomicide (rank)Suicide (rank)Unintentional (rank)Indeterminate (rank)No. of guns covered by certificate (rank)
North East0.63 (6)1.45 (8)0.04 (10)0.2 (8)2545.1 (8)
North West1.42 (2)1.25 (9)0.07 (7)0.28 (5)1992.9 (9)
Yorkshire +Humber0.7 (4)1.55 (7)0.1 (2)0.34 (2)2755.3 (7)
East Midlands0.69 (5)1.94 (6)0.06 (8)0.37 (1)3425.8 (5)
West Midlands0.77 (3)2.06 (5)0.09 (4)0.17 (10)3317.1 (6)
East of England0.55 (7)2.57 (3)0.06 (8)0.33 (4)4947.6 (2)
London2.79 (1)0.7 (10)0.08 (6)0.19 (9)296.9 (10)
South East0.53 (8)2.08 (4)0.09 (4)0.21 (7)3901 (4)
South West0.4 (9)2.72 (2)0.12 (1)0.28 (5)5222.4 (1)
Wales0.17 (10)2.78 (1)0.1 (2)0.34 (2)3963.6 (3)
Total (n)52798444141
Gender (M:F)6.42:121.4:143:134.3:1