[8] Firearms Statistics (Updated Tables), loc. cit.; and Causes of Death, (Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Health Information, Annual). Unless specified otherwise, "rate" refers to rate per 100,000 population.

In 1981-1982, accidental injury by firearm accounted for one person out of every 16,000. By 1990-91, it had declined to one person out of every 23,000. Morbidity statistics on non-fatal firearm accidents in Canada don't seperate actual gunshot wounding from other incidents which required hospitalization; e.g. someone dropping a gun on their foot or incurring hearing or eye damage while shooting without ear/eye protection.