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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e318288b221
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Gunshot Deaths in Geneva, Switzerland: 2001 to 2010

La Harpe, Romano MD; Mohamed, Nadja Ben; Burkhardt, Sandra MD

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Abstract

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.

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