×

Crime > Murders with firearms per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 South Africa 700.98 2002
2 Colombia 531.29 2002
3 Slovakia 438 2002
4 Thailand 313.99 2002
5 El Salvador 239.83 2002
6 Philippines 95.21 2002
7 Zimbabwe 47.31 2002
8 Albania 41.37 2002
9 Uruguay 32.76 2002
10 United States 32.57 2002
11 Costa Rica 32 2002
12 Mexico 24.42 2002
13 Slovenia 19.55 2002
14 Czech Republic 17.74 2002
15 Croatia 17.12 2002
16 Peru 16.54 2002
17 Estonia 15.46 2002
18 Azerbaijan 14.68 2002
19 Republic of Macedonia 12.53 2002
20 Latvia 11.97 2002
21 Switzerland 9.33 2002
22 Portugal 8.68 2002
23 Bulgaria 8.01 2002
24 Sweden 6.5 2002
25 Bolivia 5.88 2002
26 Moldova 5.52 2002
27 Lithuania 4.61 2002
28 Canada 4.59 2002
29 Cyprus 4.08 2002
30 Belarus 3.85 2002
31 Hungary 3.74 2002
32 Ukraine 3.59 2002
33 Germany 3.26 2002
34 Austria 3.09 2002
35 Ireland 3.05 2002
36 Australia 3 2002
37 Poland 2.9 2002
38 Denmark 2.6 2002
39 New Zealand 2.53 2002
40 Spain 2.35 2002
41 Chile 0.569 2002
42 Burma 0.548 2002
43 Japan 0.369 2002
44 United Kingdom 0.236 2002
45 Morocco 0.0341 2002
=46 Luxembourg 0.0 2002
=46 Iceland 0.0 2002
=46 Oman 0.0 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Crime > Murders with firearms per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (2002) (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Murders-with-firearms-per-million

Crime > Murders with firearms per million: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

Interesting observations about Crime > Murders with firearms per million

  • United States ranked second for murders with firearms per million amongst High income OECD countries in 2002.
  • Slovakia ranked first for murders with firearms per million amongst European Union in 2002.
  • All of the top 3 countries by murders with firearms per million are Christian.
  • United Kingdom ranked last for murders with firearms per million amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2002.
  • South Africa ranked first for murders with firearms per million amongst Emerging markets in 2002.
  • 26 of the bottom 36 countries by murders with firearms per million are European.
  • Albania ranked second for murders with firearms per million amongst NATO countries in 2002.
  • 5 of the top 7 countries by murders with firearms per million are Hot countries.
  • Colombia ranked first for murders with firearms per million amongst Catholic countries in 2002.
  • Spain ranked second last for murders with firearms per million amongst Eurozone in 2002.
Follow us on Facebook to get interesting stats: