Percent of households with guns by country

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Household Firearm Ownership Rate by U.S. state in 2016
Handguns are involved in most U.S. gun homicides.[1]

This is a list of countries that gives the percent of households with guns. It is further broken down by the percent of households with handguns. Also, by the percent of adults living in armed households. The data is from GunPolicy.org which is hosted by the Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney in Australia. GunPolicy.org consolidates this data from various sources. To avoid problems with vetting the data for hundreds of countries from hundreds of sources, the table below only uses data compiled by GunPolicy.org.[2]

See also: Estimated number of civilian guns per capita by country. It provides estimates of the total number of civilian 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 possesses guns. This is because individuals can possess more than one gun.

Table[edit]

Note: This is a work in progress. Feel free to add GunPolicy.org data for more countries. See the top of the talk page for more editing notes.

Sources column links to the specific country pages at GunPolicy.org[2]

Percent of households with firearms.
Percent of households with handguns.
Percent of adults in armed households.
Location Year Firearm
%
Year Handgun
%
Year Adults
%
Sources
[2]

 Albania 2012 6.5 [3]
 Argentina 2008 15 [4]
 Australia 2005 6.2 2005 0.3 [5]
 Austria 2005 15.1 2005 5.6 2015 7 [6]
 Belgium 2010 5.1 2005 5.2 2015 3 [7]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2010 34 2012 4.6 [8]
 Bulgaria 2005 9.7 2005 6.6 2015 7 [9]
 Canada 2005 15.5 2005 2.9 [10]
 Croatia 2012 4.3 2015 6 [11]
 Denmark 2005 12.6 2005 1.2 2015 7 [12]
 Estonia 2005 7.0 2005 3.6 2015 3 [13]
 Finland 2005 37.9 2005 6.3 2015 13 [14]
 France 2005 16.1 2005 3.7 2015 7 [15]
 Germany 2005 12.5 2005 4.2 2015 5 [16]
 Greece 2005 20.6 2005 1.4 2015 7 [17]
 Hungary 2005 10.4 2005 2.2 2015 3 [18]
 Iceland 2005 23.5 2005 1.4 [19]
 Ireland 2005 12.4 2005 1.0 2015 6 [20]
 Italy 2005 12.9 2005 5.3 2015 6 [21]
 Japan 2005 0.8 2005 0.0 [22]
 Luxembourg 2005 12.3 2005 7.0 2015 5 [23]
 Mexico 2005 2.8 [24]
 Netherlands 2005 4.8 2005 1.3 2015 1 [25]
 New Zealand 2005 16.6 2005 0.6 [26]
 Northern Ireland 2005 12.7 2005 2.1 [27]
 Norway 2005 26.1 2005 3.7 [28]
 Poland 2005 4.4 2005 0.9 2015 2 [29]
 Portugal 2005 18.3 2005 3.9 2015 6 [30]
 Scotland 2005 6.7 2005 0.7 [31]
 Spain 2005 12.0 2005 0.5 2015 5 [32]
 Sweden 2010 16 2005 1.6 2015 8 [33]
 Switzerland 2005 28.6 2005 10.3 [34]
 United Kingdom 2005 6.0 2005 0.4 2015 2 [35]
 United States 2017 42.0 2012 21.9 [36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murder Victims by Weapon, 2012–2016, Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Archived from the original on January 18, 2020. (used only for 2012 and 2013 data)
    Murder Victims by Weapon, 2014–2018, Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Archived from the original on January 18, 2020.
    Murder Victims by Weapon, 2015–2019, Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Archived from the original on November 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c GunPolicy.org is hosted by the Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney in Australia. Choose any country or region from the sidebar menus for more info. For the data go to the "Gun Numbers" section of any country page, and then to "Civilian Guns". Note the reference numbers next to the gun data. Click the numbers for a detailed popup reference. For a shorter reference find the number in the numbered reference list at the bottom of the country page. "Full Citation" links are for the detailed popup reference.
  3. ^ Guns in Albania
  4. ^ Guns in Argentina
  5. ^ Guns in Australia
  6. ^ Guns in Austria
  7. ^ Guns in Belgium
  8. ^ Guns in Bosnia & Herzegovina
  9. ^ Guns in Bulgaria
  10. ^ Guns in Canada
  11. ^ Guns in Croatia
  12. ^ Guns in Denmark
  13. ^ Guns in Estonia
  14. ^ Guns in Finland
  15. ^ Guns in France
  16. ^ Guns in Germany
  17. ^ Guns in Greece
  18. ^ Guns in Hungary
  19. ^ Guns in Iceland
  20. ^ Guns in Ireland
  21. ^ Guns in Italy
  22. ^ Guns in Japan
  23. ^ Guns in Luxembourg
  24. ^ Guns in Mexico
  25. ^ Guns in the Netherlands
  26. ^ Guns in New Zealand
  27. ^ Guns in Northern Ireland
  28. ^ Guns in Norway
  29. ^ Guns in Poland
  30. ^ Guns in Portugal
  31. ^ Guns in Scotland
  32. ^ Guns in Spain
  33. ^ Guns in Sweden
  34. ^ Guns in Switzerland
  35. ^ Guns in the United Kingdom
  36. ^ Guns in the United States