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Gunshot deaths in Geneva, Switzerland: 2001 to 2010.
American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
We have conducted a retrospective study of all gunshot deaths that occurred in Geneva, Switzerland, over a 10-year period (2001-2010). The 133 cases reviewed were classified according to the manner of death, that is, suicide (106 cases), homicide (25 cases), and accident (2 cases). Various data from police authorities and the medicolegal examinations of the bodies were studied, including the age and sex of the victims, location of the event, type of firearm used, concomitant use or nonuse of alcohol and/or other drugs, seasonality, and entry site. These various elements were compared with data found in the literature.
Accidents/mortality, Adolescent, Adult, Age Distribution, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Benzodiazepines/blood, Central Nervous System Depressants/blood, Child, Ethanol/blood, Female, Forensic Medicine, Head Injuries, Penetrating/mortality, Head Injuries, Penetrating/pathology, Heart Injuries/mortality, Heart Injuries/pathology, Homicide/statistics & numerical data, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Narcotics/blood, Retrospective Studies, Seasons, Sex Distribution, Suicide/statistics & numerical data, Switzerland, Wounds, Gunshot/mortality, Young Adult
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