Firearms fatalities in Denmark 1970-1979.

  title={Firearms fatalities in Denmark 1970-1979.},
  author={M Hardt-Madsen and J\orn Simonsen},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={23 2-3},
In the 10-year period from 1970 to 1979 933 firearm fatalities occurred in Denmark which represent an increase of 45% during a little more than 10 years. Eighty-eight per cent were suicides, 8% homicides, and 4% accidents. Accidental shootings have decreased from 8% to 4% and the fall seems to be a result of fewer accidents in connection with hunting, probably due to a more restrictive legislation about hunting. An increasing share of the total number of deaths, now responsible for 57% of the… CONTINUE READING

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