Estimated number of civilian guns per capita by country

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Map of civilian guns per 100 people by country from the Small Arms Survey 2007.[1]

This is a list of countries by estimated number of privately-owned guns per 100 persons. The Small Arms Survey 2017 [2] 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 persons[edit]

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..[2]

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.[2] It only provides numbers for these constituent areas: Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales.
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 Northern 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 Northern 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  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 Australia/New Zealand 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 Northern America 56,000 13,000 3 N/A N/A
24  Pakistan 22.3 Asia Southern 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 Eastern 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-eastern Asia 68,298,000 10,342,000 2 6,221,180 4,120,820
51  Australia 14.5 Oceania Australia/New Zealand 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 Northern 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 Northern 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 Southern 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 Middle Africa 894,000 112,000 2 N/A N/A
66  Somalia (South Central) 12.4 Africa Eastern Africa 9,225,000 1,145,000 2 N/A N/A
67  Puntland 12.3 Africa Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Middle Africa 26,656,000 2,982,000 2 N/A N/A
77  Northern Ireland 11.0 Europe Northern Ireland 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 Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Western 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 Eastern 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 Southern Asia 80,946,000 5,890,000 2 N/A N/A
107  Ireland 7.2 Europe Northern 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 Northern Africa 42,166,000 2,768,000 2 6,724 2,761,276
110  Gambia 6.5 Africa Western 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 Southern 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 Western Africa 533,000 31,000 2 N/A N/A
117  Scotland 5.6 Europe Northern 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 Southern 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 Northern Africa 35,241,000 1,690,000 2 N/A N/A
125  Eswatini 4.8 Africa Southern Africa 1,320,000 64,000 3 10,000 54,000
126  Bermuda 4.6 Americas Northern America 61,000 3,000 3 N/A N/A
127 England and Wales 4.6 Europe Northern 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-eastern Asia 16,076,000 717,000 2 N/A N/A
130  Mozambique 4.5 Africa Eastern Africa 29,538,000 1,337,000 2 7,000 1,330,000
131  Ivory Coast 4.4 Africa Western 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 Northern 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 Eastern 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 Eastern Asia 1,388,233,000 49,735,000 2 680,000 49,055,000
140  Macau 3.6 Asia Eastern Asia 606,000 22,000 3 N/A N/A
141  Hong Kong 3.6 Asia Eastern Asia 7,402,000 265,000 3 N/A N/A
142  Philippines 3.6 Asia South-eastern 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 Middle 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 Middle 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 Western 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 Eastern Africa 911,000 28,000 2 N/A N/A
153  Laos 3.0 Asia South-eastern 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 Western Africa 4,266,000 120,000 2 N/A N/A
158  Zimbabwe 2.8 Africa Eastern 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 Middle 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 Southern Asia 20,905,000 494,000 2 35,000 459,000
170  Algeria 2.1 Africa Northern Africa 41,064,000 877,000 2 200,000 677,000
171  Cameroon 2.1 Africa Middle 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 Western 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 Eastern 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 Western Africa 16,054,000 323,000 2 7,053 315,947
178  Central African Republic 1.8 Africa Middle Africa 5,099,000 94,000 2 N/A N/A
179  Myanmar 1.6 Asia South-eastern Asia 54,836,000 877,000 3 N/A N/A
180  Vietnam 1.6 Asia South-eastern Asia 95,415,000 1,562,000 2 N/A N/A
181  Comoros 1.5 Africa Eastern Africa 826,000 12,000 2 N/A N/A
182  Guinea-Bissau 1.5 Africa Western Africa 1,933,000 29,000 2 N/A N/A
183  Kenya 1.5 Africa Eastern Africa 48,467,000 750,000 2 8,136 741,864
184    Nepal 1.5 Asia Southern Asia 29,187,000 444,000 2 34,315 409,685
185  Brunei 1.4 Asia South-eastern Asia 434,000 6,000 2 N/A N/A
186  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.2 Africa Middle 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 Western 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 Northern Africa 11,495,000 123,000 3 3,408 119,592
191  Chad 1.0 Africa Middle Africa 14,965,000 151,000 2 N/A N/A
192  Guinea 1.0 Africa Western 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 Western Africa 19,173,000 175,000 2 N/A N/A
195  Zambia 0.9 Africa Eastern Africa 17,238,000 158,000 2 86,642 71,358
196  Bhutan 0.8 Asia Southern 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 Eastern Africa 56,878,000 427,000 2 115,850 311,150
199  Togo 0.8 Africa Western Africa 7,692,000 58,000 2 10,000 48,000
200  Uganda 0.8 Africa Eastern 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 Eastern Africa 25,613,000 168,000 2 N/A N/A
204  Malaysia 0.7 Asia South-eastern 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 Western 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 Eastern Africa 12,160,000 66,000 2 N/A N/A
211  Sierra Leone 0.5 Africa Western Africa 6,733,000 35,000 2 N/A N/A
212  Bangladesh 0.4 Asia Southern Asia 164,828,000 659,000 2 185,000 474,000
213  Eritrea 0.4 Africa Eastern Africa 5,482,000 23,000 2 N/A N/A
214  Ethiopia 0.4 Africa Eastern 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 Western Africa 11,459,000 33,000 2 N/A N/A
219  Japan 0.3 Asia Eastern Asia 126,045,000 377,000 2 175,221 201,779
220  North Korea 0.3 Asia Eastern Asia 25,405,000 76,000 3 N/A N/A
221  Malawi 0.3 Africa Eastern Africa 18,299,000 47,000 2 12,500 34,500
222  Singapore 0.3 Asia South-eastern Asia 5,785,000 20,000 3 795 19,205
223  Timor-Leste 0.3 Asia South-eastern Asia 1,237,000 3,000 2 N/A N/A
224  South Korea 0.2 Asia Eastern 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-eastern 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-eastern 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 Eastern Asia 23,405,000 10,000 2 5,000 5,000

Notes[edit]

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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.[1] 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.[3]
  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.[4][5]
  3. ^  Finland. 1.5 million guns in 2016 in the official registry.[6]
  4. ^  Norway. 1.49 million guns in 2017 in the official registry.[7]
  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;[8] 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.[9] There are no reliable figures on the number of illegal guns in Germany.[10] 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.[11] 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).[12]
  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.[13]
  8. ^  Poland. According to police statistics there was 1 gun per 100 people as of 2015.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Keith Krause, Eric G. Berman, eds. (August 2007). "Small Arms Survey 2007 – Chapter 2. Completing the Count: Civilian Firearms". Geneva, Switzerland: Small Arms Survey. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  2. ^ a b c 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.
  3. ^ Guns in the United Kingdom — Firearms, gun law and gun control.
  4. ^ "Guns In America, By The Numbers". National Public Radio. January 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Gun Control Legislation" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. November 14, 2012: 9.
  6. ^ "Aseiden määrä Suomessa vähenee – katso, missä ovat maan 1,5 miljoonaa asetta". Yle Uutiset.
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