Estimated number of civilian guns per capita by country

Map of civilian guns per 100 people by country from the Small Arms Survey 2017.[1]

This is a list of countries by estimated number of privately-owned guns per 100 persons. The Small Arms Survey 2017 [1] provides estimates of the total number of civilian-owned guns in a country. It then calculates the number per 100 persons. This number for a country does not indicate the percentage of the population that owns guns.

List of countries by estimated number of guns per 100 personsEdit

All the numbers in the main column of the table below are from the annex table of Small Arms Survey 2017. The briefing paper for it says: "Numbers provided here include all firearms in civilian hands, both licit and illicit." The annex table where all the numbers in the main column come from also includes some subnational areas and territories such as Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, etc..[1]

Sorting: Click the sorting cells below the header cells.
"Notes" column links to notes section below the chart. The notes below the table are for additional info. Additional data and alternative rates should be placed there. This way the main column stays in descending order.
United Kingdom. [note 1]. Small Arms Survey 2017 does not have a number for the UK.[1] It only provides numbers for these constituent areas: Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales.
Region and subregion names are according to the source.[1]
Computation method:
  • 1: survey(s) and expert estimate(s)
  • 2: expert estimate(s)
  • 3: analogous comparison
Ranking by country for civilian-held firearms per 100 population. Small Arms Survey 2017.
Country (or dependent territory, subnational area, etc.) Estimate of civilian firearms per 100 persons Region Subregion Population 2017 Estimate of firearms in civilian possession Computation method Registered firearms Unregistered firearms Notes

1   United States 120.5 Americas North America 326,474,000 393,347,000 1 1,073,743 392,273,257 [note 2]
2   Falkland Islands 62.1 Americas South America 3,000 2,000 2 1,705 295
3   Yemen 52.8 Asia Western Asia 28,120,000 14,859,000 2 N/A N/A
4   New Caledonia 42.5 Oceania Melanesia 270,000 115,000 2 55,000 60,000
5   Montenegro 39.1 Europe Southern Europe 626,000 245,000 3 103,536 141,464
6   Serbia 39.1 Europe Southern Europe 6,946,000 2,719,000 2 1,186,086 1,532,914
7   Canada 34.7 Americas North America 36,626,000 12,708,000 2 2,081,442 10,626,558
8   Uruguay 34.7 Americas South America 3,457,000 1,198,000 2 605,313 592,687
9   Cyprus 34.0 Asia Western Asia 839,000 285,000 2 154,327 130,673
10   Finland 32.4 Europe Northern Europe 5,541,000 1,793,000 1 1,542,396 250,604 [note 3]
11   Lebanon 31.9 Asia Western Asia 6,039,000 1,927,000 2 N/A N/A
12   Iceland 31.7 Europe Northern Europe 334,000 106,000 2 73,000 33,000
13   Bosnia and Herzegovina 31.2 Europe Southern Europe 3,793,000 1,185,000 2 353,000 832,000
14   Austria 30.0 Europe Western Europe 8,592,000 2,577,000 1 837,000 1,740,000
15   North Macedonia 29.8 Europe Southern Europe 2,083,000 621,000 2 169,687 451,313
16   Liechtenstein 28.8 Europe Western Europe 38,000 11,000 3 N/A N/A
17   Norway 28.8 Europe Northern Europe 5,331,000 1,537,000 2 1,254,638 282,362 [note 4]
18   Malta 28.3 Europe Southern Europe 421,000 119,000 2 96,425 22,575
19    Switzerland 27.6 Europe Western Europe 8,454,000 2,332,000 2 791,719 1,540,281
20   New Zealand 26.3 Oceania Australasia 4,605,000 1,212,000 2 1,200,000 12,000
21   Kosovo 23.8 Europe Southern Europe 1,831,000 436,000 2 43,206 392,794
22   Sweden 23.1 Europe Northern Europe 9,921,000 2,296,000 1 1,955,478 340,522 [note 5]
23   Greenland 22.3 Americas North America 56,000 13,000 3 N/A N/A
24   Pakistan 22.3 Asia South Asia 196,744,000 43,917,000 2 6,000,000 37,917,000
25   Portugal 21.3 Europe Southern Europe 10,265,000 2,186,000 1 1,400,000 786,000
26   France 19.6 Europe Western Europe 64,939,000 12,732,000 1 4,501,235 8,230,765
27   French Guiana 19.6 Americas South America 283,000 55,000 3 N/A N/A
28   Germany 19.6 Europe Western Europe 80,636,000 15,822,000 1 5,830,000 9,992,000 [note 6]
29   Iraq 19.6 Asia Western Asia 38,654,000 7,588,000 2 N/A N/A
30   Monaco 19.6 Europe Western Europe 38,000 7,000 3 N/A N/A
31   Réunion 19.6 Africa East Africa 873,000 171,000 3 N/A N/A
32   Luxembourg 18.9 Europe Western Europe 584,000 110,000 1 86,000 24,000
33   Bahamas 18.8 Americas Caribbean 397,000 74,000 2 17,110 56,890
34   Jordan 18.7 Asia Western Asia 7,877,000 1,473,000 2 120,000 1,353,000
35   Venezuela 18.5 Americas South America 31,926,000 5,895,000 2 N/A N/A [note 7]
36   Greece 17.6 Europe Southern Europe 10,893,000 1,920,000 1 1,010,000 910,000
37   Northern Cyprus 17.4 Asia Western Asia 349,000 61,000 2 49,142 11,858
38   Kuwait 16.7 Asia Western Asia 4,100,000 685,000 3 39,000 646,000
39   Oman 16.7 Asia Western Asia 4,741,000 792,000 3 N/A N/A
40   Paraguay 16.7 Americas South America 6,812,000 1,140,000 2 392,000 748,000
41   Qatar 16.7 Asia Western Asia 2,338,000 390,000 3 N/A N/A
42   Saudi Arabia 16.7 Asia Western Asia 32,743,000 5,468,000 3 N/A N/A
43   United Arab Emirates 16.7 Asia Western Asia 9,398,000 1,569,000 3 N/A N/A
44   U.S. Virgin Islands 16.6 Americas Caribbean 107,000 18,000 2 N/A N/A
45   Turkey 16.5 Asia Western Asia 80,418,000 13,249,000 2 2,500,000 10,749,000
46   Suriname 15.9 Americas South America 552,000 88,000 2 30,000 58,000
47   Guyana 15.8 Americas South America 774,000 122,000 2 4,000 118,000
48   Slovenia 15.6 Europe Southern Europe 2,071,000 324,000 1 127,094 196,906
49   Namibia 15.4 Africa Southern Africa 2,569,000 396,000 2 200,010 195,990
50   Thailand 15.1 Asia South-East Asia 68,298,000 10,342,000 2 6,221,180 4,120,820
51   Australia 14.5 Oceania Australasia 24,642,000 3,573,000 2 3,158,795 414,205
52   Italy 14.4 Europe Southern Europe 59,798,000 8,609,000 1 2,000,000 6,609,000
53   San Marino 14.4 Europe Southern Europe 32,000 5,000 3 N/A N/A
54   Andorra 14.1 Europe Southern Europe 69,000 10,000 3 7,599 2,401
55   Honduras 14.1 Americas Central America 8,305,000 1,171,000 2 475,000 696,000
56 Channel Islands 14.0 Europe Western Europe 165,000 23,000 2 14,550 8,450
57   Croatia 13.7 Europe Southern Europe 4,210,000 576,000 2 390,000 186,000
58   Lithuania 13.6 Europe Northern Europe 2,831,000 385,000 2 127,984 257,016
59   Libya 13.3 Africa North Africa 6,409,000 851,000 2 N/A N/A
60   Mexico 12.9 Americas Central America 130,223,000 16,809,000 2 3,118,592 13,690,408
61   Bahrain 12.8 Asia Western Asia 1,419,000 181,000 3 N/A N/A
62   Belgium 12.7 Europe Western Europe 11,444,000 1,451,000 1 426,939 1,024,061
63   Afghanistan 12.5 Asia South Asia 34,169,000 4,270,000 2 N/A N/A
64   Czech Republic 12.5 Europe Eastern Europe 10,555,000 1,323,000 2 806,895 516,105
65   Equatorial Guinea 12.5 Africa Central Africa 894,000 112,000 2 N/A N/A
66   Somalia (South Central) 12.4 Africa East Africa 9,225,000 1,145,000 2 N/A N/A
67   Puntland 12.3 Africa East Africa 1,995,000 246,000 2 N/A N/A
68   Russia 12.3 Europe Eastern Europe 143,375,000 17,620,000 2 6,600,000 11,020,000
69   Chile 12.1 Americas South America 18,313,000 2,220,000 2 763,182 1,456,818
70   Guatemala 12.1 Americas Central America 17,005,000 2,062,000 2 520,792 1,541,208
71   Albania 12.0 Europe Southern Europe 2,911,000 350,000 2 65,747 284,253
72   El Salvador 12.0 Americas Central America 6,167,000 737,000 2 344,587 392,413
73   Somaliland 11.9 Africa East Africa 3,823,000 456,000 2 N/A N/A
74   Guam 11.5 Oceania Melanesia 174,000 20,000 3 N/A N/A
75   Puerto Rico 11.5 Americas Caribbean 3,679,000 422,000 2 N/A N/A
76   Angola 11.2 Africa Central Africa 26,656,000 2,982,000 2 N/A N/A
77   Northern Ireland 11.0 Europe Western Europe 1,873,000 206,000 1 153,000 53,000
78   Panama 10.8 Americas Central America 4,051,000 436,000 2 180,000 256,000
79   Hungary 10.5 Europe Eastern Europe 9,788,000 1,023,000 1 211,300 811,700
80   Latvia 10.5 Europe Northern Europe 1,945,000 205,000 2 70,000 135,000
81   Colombia 10.1 Americas South America 49,068,000 4,971,000 2 706,210 4,264,790
82   Georgia 10.1 Asia Western Asia 3,973,000 402,000 2 159,000 243,000
83   Samoa 10.1 Oceania Polynesia 196,000 20,000 2 4,000 16,000
84   Belize 10.0 Americas Central America 375,000 37,000 2 10,755 26,245
85   Costa Rica 10.0 Americas Central America 4,906,000 493,000 2 235,631 257,369
86   Denmark 9.9 Europe Northern Europe 5,712,000 567,000 1 340,000 227,000
87   Faroe Islands 9.9 Europe Northern Europe 49,000 5,000 3 N/A N/A
88   Ukraine 9.9 Europe Eastern Europe 44,405,000 4,396,000 2 800,000 3,596,000
89   South Africa 9.7 Africa Southern Africa 55,436,000 5,351,000 2 3,000,000 2,351,000
90   South Sudan 9.6 Africa East Africa 13,096,000 1,255,000 2 N/A N/A
91   Cayman Islands 9.2 Americas Caribbean 62,000 6,000 3 1,556 4,444
92   Jamaica 8.8 Americas Caribbean 2,813,000 246,000 2 45,915 200,085
93   Guadeloupe 8.5 Americas Caribbean 472,000 40,000 2 5,500 34,500
94   Martinique 8.5 Americas Caribbean 396,000 34,000 3 N/A N/A
95   Saint Martin 8.5 Americas Caribbean 32,000 3,000 3 N/A N/A
96   Bulgaria 8.4 Europe Eastern Europe 7,045,000 590,000 1 345,733 244,267
97   Brazil 8.3 Americas South America 211,243,000 17,510,000 2 8,080,295 9,429,705
98   Mauritius 8.3 Africa East Africa 1,281,000 106,000 2 N/A N/A
99   Syria 8.2 Asia Western Asia 18,907,000 1,547,000 2 N/A N/A
100   Ghana 8.0 Africa West Africa 28,657,000 2,280,000 2 1,236,128 1,043,872
101   Tonga 8.0 Oceania Polynesia 108,000 9,000 2 N/A N/A
102   Mongolia 7.9 Asia East Asia 3,052,000 242,000 3 46,982 195,018
103   Spain 7.5 Europe Southern Europe 46,070,000 3,464,000 1 2,683,542 780,458
104   Argentina 7.4 Americas South America 44,272,000 3,256,000 2 1,562,332 1,693,668
105   Dominican Republic 7.4 Americas Caribbean 10,767,000 795,000 2 333,426 461,574
106   Iran 7.3 Asia South Asia 80,946,000 5,890,000 2 N/A N/A
107   Ireland 7.2 Europe Western Europe 4,749,000 342,000 2 200,000 142,000
108   Israel 6.7 Asia Western Asia 8,323,000 557,000 2 290,000 267,000
109   Sudan 6.6 Africa North Africa 42,166,000 2,768,000 2 6,724 2,761,276
110   Gambia 6.5 Africa West Africa 2,120,000 137,000 2 N/A N/A
111   Slovakia 6.5 Europe Eastern Europe 5,432,000 355,000 2 280,000 75,000
112   Dominica 6.2 Americas Caribbean 73,000 5,000 3 N/A N/A
113   Maldives 6.2 Asia South Asia 376,000 23,000 2 N/A N/A
114   Armenia 6.1 Asia Western Asia 3,032,000 186,000 3 45,822 140,178
115   Belarus 6.1 Europe Eastern Europe 9,459,000 581,000 3 130,000 451,000
116   Cape Verde 5.7 Africa West Africa 533,000 31,000 2 N/A N/A
117   Scotland 5.6 Europe Western Europe 5,436,000 305,000 1 187,000 118,000
118   Antigua and Barbuda 5.4 Americas Caribbean 94,000 5,000 2 1,449 3,551
119   Montserrat 5.4 Americas Caribbean 5,000 300 3 N/A N/A
120   India 5.3 Asia South Asia 1,342,513,000 71,101,000 2 9,700,000 61,401,000
121   Nicaragua 5.2 Americas Central America 6,218,000 323,000 2 142,260 180,740
122   Estonia 5.0 Europe Northern Europe 1,306,000 65,000 1 47,000 18,000
123   Lesotho 4.8 Africa Southern Africa 2,185,000 105,000 3 N/A N/A
124   Morocco 4.8 Africa North Africa 35,241,000 1,690,000 2 N/A N/A
125   Swaziland 4.8 Africa Southern Africa 1,320,000 64,000 3 10,000 54,000
126   Bermuda 4.6 Americas North America 61,000 3,000 3 N/A N/A
127   England &   Wales 4.6 Europe Western Europe 58,877,000 2,731,000 1 1,870,735 860,265
128   Grenada 4.6 Americas Caribbean 108,000 5,000 3 N/A N/A
129   Cambodia 4.5 Asia South-East Asia 16,076,000 717,000 2 N/A N/A
130   Mozambique 4.5 Africa East Africa 29,538,000 1,337,000 2 7,000 1,330,000
131   Ivory Coast 4.4 Africa West Africa 23,816,000 1,049,000 3 2,500 1,046,500
132   Saint Martin 4.2 Americas Caribbean 40,000 2,000 3 N/A N/A
133   Botswana 4.1 Africa Southern Africa 2,344,000 97,000 2 32,901 64,099
134   Egypt 4.1 Africa North Africa 95,215,000 3,931,000 2 250,000 3,681,000
135   Gibraltar 4.1 Europe Southern Europe 32,000 1,000 1 N/A N/A
136   Seychelles 4.1 Africa East Africa 98,000 4,000 2 N/A N/A
137   Vanuatu 3.9 Oceania Melanesia 276,000 11,000 2 4,700 6,300
138   Azerbaijan 3.6 Asia Western Asia 9,974,000 362,000 2 N/A N/A
139   China 3.6 Asia East Asia 1,388,233,000 49,735,000 2 680,000 49,055,000
140   Macau 3.6 Asia East Asia 606,000 22,000 3 N/A N/A
141   Hong Kong 3.6 Asia East Asia 7,402,000 265,000 3 N/A N/A
142   Philippines 3.6 Asia South-East Asia 103,797,000 3,776,000 2 1,739,000 2,037,000
143   Barbados 3.5 Americas Caribbean 286,000 10,000 3 3,000 7,000
144   Gabon 3.4 Africa Central Africa 1,801,000 61,000 2 N/A N/A
145   Saint Kitts and Nevis 3.4 Americas Caribbean 57,000 2,000 3 N/A N/A
146   Saint Lucia 3.4 Americas Caribbean 188,000 6,000 3 N/A N/A
147   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3.4 Americas Caribbean 110,000 4,000 3 2,865 1,135
148   São Tomé and Príncipe 3.4 Africa Central Africa 198,000 7,000 3 N/A N/A
149   Turks and Caicos Islands 3.3 Americas Caribbean 35,000 1,000 2 300 700
150   Nigeria 3.2 Africa West Africa 191,836,000 6,154,000 2 N/A N/A
151   Trinidad and Tobago 3.2 Americas Caribbean 1,369,000 43,000 2 10,550 32,450
152   Djibouti 3.1 Africa East Africa 911,000 28,000 2 N/A N/A
153   Laos 3.0 Asia South-East Asia 7,038,000 215,000 3 N/A N/A
154   Moldova 3.0 Europe Eastern Europe 4,055,000 121,000 2 54,663 66,337
155   Kazakhstan 2.8 Asia Central Asia 18,064,000 504,000 2 284,000 220,000
156   Kyrgyzstan 2.8 Asia Central Asia 6,125,000 171,000 3 29,237 141,763
157   Mauritania 2.8 Africa West Africa 4,266,000 120,000 2 N/A N/A
158   Zimbabwe 2.8 Africa East Africa 16,338,000 455,000 2 190,685 264,315
159   Aruba 2.6 Americas Caribbean 105,000 3,000 3 N/A N/A
160   Curaçao 2.6 Americas Caribbean 160,000 4,000 3 N/A N/A
161   Haiti 2.6 Americas Caribbean 10,983,000 291,000 2 20,379 270,621
162   Netherlands 2.6 Europe Western Europe 17,033,000 442,000 1 205,347 236,653
163   Northern Mariana Islands 2.6 Oceania Micronesia 56,000 1,000 2 N/A N/A
164   Romania 2.6 Europe Eastern Europe 19,238,000 506,000 2 210,000 296,000
165   French Polynesia 2.5 Oceania Polynesia 289,000 7,000 2 N/A N/A
166   Poland 2.5 Europe Eastern Europe 38,564,000 968,000 1 380,000 588,000 [note 8]
167   Congo 2.4 Africa Central Africa 4,866,000 119,000 2 N/A N/A
168   Ecuador 2.4 Americas South America 16,626,000 402,000 2 167,102 234,898
169   Sri Lanka 2.4 Asia South Asia 20,905,000 494,000 2 35,000 459,000
170   Algeria 2.1 Africa North Africa 41,064,000 877,000 2 200,000 677,000
171   Cameroon 2.1 Africa Central Africa 24,514,000 510,000 2 N/A N/A
172   Cuba 2.1 Americas Caribbean 11,390,000 234,000 2 58,150 175,850
173   Liberia 2.1 Africa West Africa 4,730,000 97,000 2 N/A N/A
174   Bolivia 2.0 Americas South America 11,053,000 218,000 3 10,982 207,018
175   Burundi 2.0 Africa East Africa 11,936,000 238,000 2 N/A N/A
176   Peru 2.0 Americas South America 32,166,000 633,000 2 365,845 267,155
177   Senegal 2.0 Africa West Africa 16,054,000 323,000 2 7,053 315,947
178   Central African Republic 1.8 Africa Central Africa 5,099,000 94,000 2 N/A N/A
179   Myanmar 1.6 Asia South-East Asia 54,836,000 877,000 3 N/A N/A
180   Vietnam 1.6 Asia South-East Asia 95,415,000 1,562,000 2 N/A N/A
181   Comoros 1.5 Africa East Africa 826,000 12,000 2 N/A N/A
182   Guinea-Bissau 1.5 Africa West Africa 1,933,000 29,000 2 N/A N/A
183   Kenya 1.5 Africa East Africa 48,467,000 750,000 2 8,136 741,864
184     Nepal 1.5 Asia South Asia 29,187,000 444,000 2 34,315 409,685
185   Brunei 1.4 Asia South-East Asia 434,000 6,000 2 N/A N/A
186   DR Congo 1.2 Africa Central Africa 82,243,000 946,000 2 216 945,784
187   Tuvalu 1.2 Oceania Polynesia 10,000 100 2 50 50
188   Mali 1.1 Africa West Africa 18,690,000 206,000 2 N/A N/A
189   Palestine 1.1 Asia Western Asia 4,952,000 56,000 2 N/A N/A
190   Tunisia 1.1 Africa North Africa 11,495,000 123,000 3 3,408 119,592
191   Chad 1.0 Africa Central Africa 14,965,000 151,000 2 N/A N/A
192   Guinea 1.0 Africa West Africa 13,291,000 130,000 2 N/A N/A
193   Papua New Guinea 1.0 Oceania Melanesia 7,934,000 79,000 2 27,043 51,957
194   Burkina Faso 0.9 Africa West Africa 19,173,000 175,000 2 N/A N/A
195   Zambia 0.9 Africa East Africa 17,238,000 158,000 2 86,642 71,358
196   Bhutan 0.8 Asia South Asia 793,000 6,000 3 4,309 1,691
197   Kiribati 0.8 Oceania Melanesia 116,000 900 2 N/A N/A
198   Tanzania 0.8 Africa East Africa 56,878,000 427,000 2 115,850 311,150
199   Togo 0.8 Africa West Africa 7,692,000 58,000 2 10,000 48,000
200   Uganda 0.8 Africa East Africa 41,653,000 331,000 2 21,156 309,844
201   British Virgin Islands 0.8 Americas Caribbean 31,000 300 2 48 252
202   American Samoa 0.7 Oceania Polynesia 56,000 400 2 250 150
203   Madagascar 0.7 Africa East Africa 25,613,000 168,000 2 N/A N/A
204   Malaysia 0.7 Asia South-East Asia 31,164,000 217,000 2 142,038 74,962
205   F.S. Micronesia 0.7 Oceania Micronesia 106,000 700 2 N/A N/A
206   Fiji 0.5 Oceania Melanesia 903,000 5,000 2 1,538 3,462
207   Marshall Islands 0.5 Oceania Melanesia 53,000 300 2 N/A N/A
208   Niger 0.5 Africa West Africa 21,564,000 117,000 2 2,000 115,000
209   Palau 0.5 Oceania Melanesia 22,000 100 2 N/A N/A
210   Rwanda 0.5 Africa East Africa 12,160,000 66,000 2 N/A N/A
211   Sierra Leone 0.5 Africa West Africa 6,733,000 35,000 2 N/A N/A
212   Bangladesh 0.4 Asia South Asia 164,828,000 659,000 2 185,000 474,000
213   Eritrea 0.4 Africa East Africa 5,482,000 23,000 2 N/A N/A
214   Ethiopia 0.4 Africa East Africa 104,345,000 377,000 2 N/A N/A
215   Tajikistan 0.4 Asia Central Asia 8,858,000 37,000 2 9,863 27,137
216   Turkmenistan 0.4 Asia Central Asia 5,503,000 23,000 3 N/A N/A
217   Uzbekistan 0.4 Asia Central Asia 30,691,000 127,000 3 N/A N/A
218   Benin 0.3 Africa West Africa 11,459,000 33,000 2 N/A N/A
219   Japan 0.3 Asia East Asia 126,045,000 377,000 2 175,221 201,779
220   North Korea 0.3 Asia East Asia 25,405,000 76,000 3 N/A N/A
221   Malawi 0.3 Africa East Africa 18,299,000 47,000 2 12,500 34,500
222   Singapore 0.3 Asia South-East Asia 5,785,000 20,000 3 795 19,205
223   East Timor 0.3 Asia South-East Asia 1,237,000 3,000 2 N/A N/A
224   South Korea 0.2 Asia East Asia 50,705,000 79,000 2 39,530 39,470
225   Solomon Islands 0.2 Oceania Melanesia 606,000 1,000 2 N/A N/A
226   Christmas Island 0.0 Asia South-East Asia 2,000 2 N/A N/A
227    Holy See 0.0 Europe Southern Europe 1,000 2 N/A N/A
228   Indonesia 0.0 Asia South-East Asia 263,510,000 82,000 2 41,102 40,898
229   Nauru 0.0 Oceania Melanesia 10,000 2 N/A N/A
230   Taiwan 0.0 Asia East Asia 23,405,000 10,000 2 5,000 5,000

NotesEdit

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Some of the notes below refer to a previous version of the table that used numbers from Small Arms Survey 2007.[14] So some of the info below may be out of date.

  1. ^   United Kingdom. A GunPolicy.org page has a rate of 5.03 firearms per 100 people in 2017. 3.44 registered plus 1.59 illicit. That totals 5.03 per 100 people.[2]
  2. ^   United States. According to the Congressional Research Service, as of 2009 there were roughly twice as many guns per capita in the United States as there were in 1968: more than 300 million guns in all.[3][4]
  3. ^   Finland. 1.5 million guns in 2016 in the official registry.[5]
  4. ^   Norway. 1.49 million guns in 2017 in the official registry.[6]
  5. ^   Sweden. According to the Swedish National Police Agency in 2006, there were a total of 656,000 individuals who had a license for one or more guns;[7] 6.5% of the population. There were 2,032,000 guns or 21 guns per 100 residents. Of the 2,032,000 guns, 959,000 were rifles, 726,000 shotguns, 122,000 combination rifles, 88,000 pistols, 55,000 revolvers, 3,000 automatic guns and 78,000 weapons parts.
  6. ^   Germany. The number of legal guns in Germany is about 7 per 100 residents.[8] There are no reliable figures on the number of illegal guns in Germany.[9] The figure of 20 million illicit guns (~24 per 100 residents) that is often cited on the web is an estimate attributed to the GdP, Germany's largest police union.[10] This number is wildly out of range with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's estimate on illicit guns (10% of the number of legal guns, corresponding to 0.5 million illicit guns or ~0.7 per 100 residents).[11]
  7. ^   Venezuela. The number displayed in this table is very likely a significant underestimation. The actual number of guns per 100 persons may vary to more, with an unestimated number of illegal firearms held by civilians, around to 9 to 15 million.[12]
  8. ^   Poland. According to police statistics there was 1 gun per 100 people as of 2015.[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Briefing Paper. Estimating Global Civilian-Held Firearms Numbers. June 2018 by Aaron Karp. Of Small Arms Survey. See box 4 on page 8 for detailed explanation of "Computation methods for civilian firearms holdings". See country table in annex PDF: Civilian Firearms Holdings, 2017. See publications home.
  2. ^ Guns in the United Kingdom — Firearms, gun law and gun control.
  3. ^ "Guns In America, By The Numbers". National Public Radio. 5 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Gun Control Legislation" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. 14 November 2012: 9. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Aseiden määrä Suomessa vähenee – katso, missä ovat maan 1,5 miljoonaa asetta". Yle Uutiset.
  6. ^ "Revisjonsrapport for 2017 om politiets behandling av våpensaker" (PDF). Riksrevisjonen.
  7. ^ "Arms legislation etc" (PDF) (in Swedish). National Police control ice. 31 May 2006.
  8. ^ "Deutschland, deine Waffen".
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