Firearm-Related Fatalities, Arizona, 1986-1996

This report was prepared by Christopher K. Mrela, Ph.D., Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics

Data Tables


Methods and Sources


The purpose of this report is to provide information on firearm-related deaths among Arizona residents. The data for 1996 are placed in a temporal context by comparison with the data for the preceding 10 years.

This section presents some illustrative findings contained in the figures and tables of the report. It is not intended to be an exhaustive analysis of the tabulated data. When possible, United States data are given in order to provide a comparative context for the Arizona firearm-related mortality statistics.


Jeffrey J. Boyd and Eve K. Moscicki,Firearms and Youth Suicide. American Journal of Public Health. October 1986. Vol. 76, No.10: 240-242.

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