Country Comparisons

Gun Deaths Comparisons

An important risk factor for gun violence in a country is a large availability of firearms and in particular handguns (see Handguns). That's why the following tables include the estimated number of firearms per 100 people and the regulation of handguns in a particular country. See Gun Laws for more information about the gun laws in each of these countries.

Table 2.1: Gun deaths comparisons for several countries for the year 2005. (1), (5), (6) The table is ordered by the the number of gun deaths per 100,000 People.

Country

Gun Deaths Per
100,000 People*
Total Number of Gun Deaths Estimated # Firearms Per
100 People
(4)
Handguns
 United States 9.98 30,364 89 Allowed
 Croatia 3.65 162 22 Restricted
 Finland 3.51 184 46 Restricted
 France 3.46 2,105 31 Restricted
 Austria 3.02 249 30 Restricted
 Estonia 2.82 38 9 Restricted
 Czech Republic 1.84 188 16 Restricted
 Denmark 1.70 92 12 Very Restricted
 Bulgaria 1.68 130 6 Restricted
 Iceland 1.68 5 30 Very Restricted
 Cyprus 1.45 11 36 Prohibited
 Germany 1.27 1,044 30 Very Restricted
 Australia 1.05 214 15 Very Restricted
 The Netherlands 0.80 104 4 Very Restricted
 United Kingdom 0.28 167 7 Prohibited

* Gun Deaths, Homicides and Suicides Per 100,000 People: calculated average (rounded to whole numbers) of gun deaths, gun homicides and gun suicides respectively per 100,000 People based on the population in the particular country in 2005. (4) See Country Statistics for the number of gun deaths broken down by type for each country.

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