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Number of guns per capita by country

File:World map of civilian gun ownership - 2nd color scheme.svg
Map of civilian guns per capita by country according to the "Small Arms Survey 2007"

This is a list of countries by guns per capita (number of privately owned small firearms divided by number of residents).[1][2][3][4]

The Small Arms Survey 2007,[3] provides an estimate of the total number of known civilian-owned guns in a country per 100 people of that country. These numbers say nothing about which percentage of the population owns those guns.

The figures do also not directly represent the number of guns available, since in some countries, such as Israel and Switzerland, a significant number of civilians have government-owned military guns in their possession, which would not be included in the figures below.[5]

The ownership rate reported is the average estimate taken from "The largest civilian firearms arsenals for 178 countries. That table gives also the minimum and maximum estimates. Note that for some countries, this margin of error is considerable. For example, Yemen, ranked near the top with an ownership rate of 54.8, has a low estimate of 28.6 and a high estimate of 81.1. While the United States is ranked for the highest gun ownership rate unambiguously, Yemen based on the margin of error may rank anywhere between 2nd and 18th, Switzerland anywhere between 2nd and 16th.

The lowest gun ownership rate among the 178 countries surveyed as of 2007 was reported from Tunisia, with 0.1 (or a total number of 9,000 guns), due to very strict gun control under the Ben Ali regime (compare the rates of the neighboring states, Algeria: 7.6, Libya: 15.5).

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List of countries by number of guns per capita

Country Guns per 100
Residents (2014)
Rank
(2014)
Notes
23x15px United States 88.8 1
23x15px Serbia 69.7 2 Not including Kosovo
23x15px Yemen 54.8 3
23x16px  Switzerland 45.7 4
23x15px Cyprus 36.1 5
23x15px Saudi Arabia 35 6
Template:Country data Iraq 34.2 7
23x15px Uruguay 31.8 8
23x15px Sweden 31.6 9
23x15px Norway 31.3 10
23x15px France 31.2 11
23x15px Canada 30.8 12
23x15px Austria 30.4 13
Template:Country data Iceland 30.3 14
23x15px Germany 30.3 15
23x15px Finland 29.1 16 34.2[6][7]
23x15px Oman 25.5 17
23x15px Bahrain 24.8 18
Template:Country data Kuwait 24.8 19
23x15px Republic of Macedonia 24.1 20
23x15px Montenegro 23.1 21
23x15px New Zealand 22.6 22 Small firearms not permitted to general public. 26.8[2]
23x15px Greece 22.5 23
23x15px United Arab Emirates 22.1 24
23x15px Croatia 21.7 25
23x15px Panama 21.7 26
23x15px Lebanon 21 27
23x15px Equatorial Guinea 19.9 28
23x15px Qatar 19.2 29
23x15px Latvia 19 30
23x15px Peru 18.8 31
23x15px Angola 17.3 32
23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina 17.3 33
23x15px Belgium 17.2 34
23x15px Paraguay 17 35
23x15px Czech Republic 16.3 36
23x15px Thailand 15.6 37
23x15px Libya 15.5 38
23x15px Luxembourg 15.3 39
23x15px Australia 15 40
23x15px Mexico 15 41
23x15px Mauritius 14.7 42
23x15px Guyana 14.6 43
23x15px Gabon 14 44
23x15px Slovenia 13.5 45
23x15px Suriname 13.4 46
23x15px Guatemala 13.1 47
23x15px South Africa 12.7 48
23x15px Namibia 12.6 49
23x15px Armenia 12.5 50
23x15px Turkey 12.5 51
23x15px Denmark 12 52
23x15px Italy 11.9 53
23x15px Malta 11.9 54
23x15px Pakistan 11.6 55
Template:Country data Jordan 11.5 56
23x15px Chile 10.7 57
23x15px Venezuela 10.7 58
23x15px Spain 10.4 59
23x15px Argentina 10.2 60
23x15px Belize 10 61
23x15px Costa Rica 9.9 62
23x15px Estonia 9.2 63
23x15px Somalia 9.1 64
23x15px Transnistria 9.1 65
23x15px Russia 8.9 66
23x15px Zambia 8.9 67
23x15px Albania 8.6 68
23x15px Portugal 8.5 69
23x15px Slovakia 8.3 70
Template:Country data Jamaica 8.1 71
23x15px Brazil 8 72
23x15px Barbados 7.8 73
23x15px Nicaragua 7.7 74
23x15px Algeria 7.6 75
23x15px Belarus 7.3 76
23x15px Georgia 7.3 77
Template:Country data Iran 7.3 78
Template:Country data Israel 7.3 79
23x15px Moldova 7.1 80
23x15px Ukraine 6.6 81
23x15px United Kingdom 6.6 82
23x15px Maldives 6.5 83
Template:Country data Kenya 6.4 84
23x15px Swaziland 6.4 85
23x15px Bulgaria 6.2 86
Template:Country data Honduras 6.2 87
23x15px Colombia 5.9 88
23x15px El Salvador 5.8 89
23x15px Hungary 5.5 90
23x15px Sudan 5.5 91 Includes South Sudan
23x15px Cape Verde 5.4 92
23x15px Seychelles 5.4 93
23x15px Bahamas 5.3 94
23x15px Dominican Republic 5.1 95
23x15px Mozambique 5.1 96
23x15px Morocco 5 97
23x15px Botswana 4.9 98
23x15px China 4.9 99
23x15px Cuba 4.8 100
23x15px Philippines 4.7 101
23x15px Afghanistan 4.6 102
23x15px Taiwan 4.6 103
23x15px Zimbabwe 4.6 104
23x15px Cambodia 4.3 105
23x15px Ireland 4.3 106
Template:Country data India 4.2 107
23x15px Burma 4 108
23x15px Netherlands 3.9 109
23x15px Syria 3.9 110
23x15px Turkmenistan 3.8 111
23x15px Azerbaijan 3.5 112
23x15px Egypt 3.5 113
23x15px Bhutan 3.5 114
23x15px Palestine 3.4 115
23x15px Bolivia 2.8 116
23x15px Cameroon 2.8 117
23x15px Djibouti 2.8 118
23x15px Congo 2.7 119
23x15px Lesotho 2.7 120
23x15px Ivory Coast 2.4 121
23x15px Senegal 2 122
23x15px Mongolia 1.9 123
23x15px Comoros 1.8 124
23x15px Vietnam 1.7 125
23x15px Guinea-Bissau 1.6 126
23x15px Liberia 1.6 127
23x15px Mauritania 1.6 128
23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 1.6 129
23x15px Malaysia 1.5 130
23x15px Nigeria 1.5 131
23x15px Sri Lanka 1.5 132
23x15px Uzbekistan 1.5 133
23x15px Benin 1.4 134
23x15px Brunei 1.4 135
23x15px Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.4 136
23x15px Tanzania 1.4 137
23x15px Uganda 1.4 138
23x15px Ecuador 1.3 139
Template:Country data Kazakhstan 1.3 140
23x15px Poland 1.3 141
23x15px Burundi 1.2 142
23x15px Laos 1.2 143
23x15px Guinea 1.2 144
23x15px Papua New Guinea 1.2 145
23x15px Burkina Faso 1.1 146
23x15px Chad 1.1 147
Template:Country data South Korea 1.1 148
23x15px Mali 1.1 149
23x15px Central African Republic 1 150
23x15px Tajikistan 1 151
23x15px Togo 1 152
Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan .9 153
23x15px Gambia .8 154
23x15px Madagascar .8 155
File:Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal .8 156
23x15px Lithuania .7 157
23x15px Malawi .7 158
23x15px Niger .7 159
23x15px Romania .7 160
Template:Country data Haiti .6 161
Template:Country data Japan .6 162
Template:Country data North Korea .6 163
23x15px Rwanda .6 164
23x15px Sierra Leone .6 165
23x15px Bangladesh .5 166
23x15px Eritrea .5 167
23x15px Fiji .5 168
Template:Country data Indonesia .5 169
23x15px Singapore .5 170
23x15px Ethiopia .4 171
23x15px Ghana .4 172
23x15px Solomon Islands .4 173
23x15px Timor-Leste .3 174
23x15px Tunisia .1 175

See also

References

  1. ^ Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Martin Killias, Urs Hepp, Erika Gadola, Matthias Bopp, Christoph Lauber, Ulrich Schnyder, Felix Gutzwiller, Wulf Rössler. "Firearm suicides and the availability of firearms: analysis of longitudinal international data". Poster presented at the European Congress of Epidemiology, Utrecht. 
  2. ^ a b Martin Killias (1993). "Gun Ownership, Suicide and Homicide: An International Perspective" (PDF). 
  3. ^ a b Geneva Graduate Institute of International Studies. "Small Arms Survey 2007" (PDF). Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Small Arms Survey 2007 Part 2
  5. ^ Crime Prevention Research Center (March 31, 2014). "Comparing murder rates and gun ownership across countries". 
  6. ^ http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2013013116622170_uu.shtml
  7. ^ (1600000/5500000)*100=29.09...≈29.1

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