Gun Deaths By Country 2019

Gun-related deaths are not uncommon. In fact, the number of people who die as a result of gunshots is incredibly high, and in 2016 alone, over two hundred fifty thousand people passed away from gun-related incidents.

The top six countries that contributed the most to the total number of atrocities were Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, and Guatemala.

Let's take a closer look at the gun deaths that take place all around the world. Note that these numbers are presented as death rates per 100,000 people.

Argentina

Total number of deaths: 6.93 Gun deaths from homicide: 3.07 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.20 Accidental gun deaths: 0.08

Australia

Total number of deaths: 1.04 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.18 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.8 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

Austria

Total number of deaths: 2.9 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.12 Gun deaths from suicide: 2.69 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

Azerbaijan

Total number of deaths: 0.07 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.27 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.01 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

Barbados

Total number of deaths: 6.6 Gun deaths from homicide: 3.12 Gun deaths from suicide: unknown Accidental gun deaths: 0.35

Belarus

Total number of deaths: unknown Gun deaths from homicide: 0.14 Gun deaths from suicide: unknown Accidental gun deaths: unknown

Belgium

Total number of deaths: 1.24 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.14 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.03 Accidental gun deaths: 0.01

Bolivia

Total number of deaths: unknown Gun deaths from homicide: 0.74 Gun deaths from suicide: unknown Accidental gun deaths: unknown

Brazil

Total number of deaths: 21.9 Gun deaths from homicide: 20.7 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.5 Accidental gun deaths: 0.1

Bulgaria

Total number of deaths: 1.73 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.34 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.0 Accidental gun deaths: 0.23

Canada

Total number of deaths: 2.05 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.61 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.52 Accidental gun deaths: 0.05

Chile

Total number of deaths: 2.4 Gun deaths from homicide: 1.02 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.7 Accidental gun deaths: 0.07

Colombia

Total number of deaths: 18.65 Gun deaths from homicide: 17.74 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.59 Accidental gun deaths: 0.04

Costa Rica

Total number of deaths: 6.3 Gun deaths from homicide: 5.63 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.1 Accidental gun deaths: 0.04

Croatia

Total number of deaths: 2.35 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.24 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.24 Accidental gun deaths: 2.17

Cuba

Total number of deaths: 0.5 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.20 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.3 Accidental gun deaths: 0.05

Cyprus

Total number of deaths: 1.87 Gun deaths from homicide: 1.05 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.58 Accidental gun deaths: 0.12

The Czech Republic

Total number of deaths: 2.01 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.15 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.66 Accidental gun deaths: 0.09

Denmark

Total number of deaths: 1.47 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.11 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.35 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

El Salvador

Total number of deaths: 45.6 Gun deaths from homicide: 26.49 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.13 Accidental gun deaths: 0.15

Estonia

Total number of deaths: 2.67 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.15 Gun deaths from suicide: 2.11 Accidental gun deaths: 0.15

Finland

Total number of deaths: 3.25 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.32 Gun deaths from suicide: 2.94 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

France

Total number of deaths: 2.83 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.21 Gun deaths from suicide: 2.16 Accidental gun deaths: 0.04

Georgia

Total number of deaths: 1.98 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.49 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.09 Accidental gun deaths: 1.00

Germany

Total number of deaths: 0.99 Gun deaths from homicide: 1.01 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.02 Accidental gun deaths: 0.07

Greece

Total number of deaths: 1.52 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.53 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.86 Accidental gun deaths: 0.06

Guatemala

Total number of deaths: 34.10 Gun deaths from homicide: 29.62 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.34 Accidental gun deaths: 1.33

Honduras

Total number of deaths: 60.00 Gun deaths from homicide: 66.64 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.41 Accidental gun deaths: 0.13

Hungary

Total number of deaths: 0.95 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.11 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.81 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

Iceland

Total number of deaths: 0.07 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.00 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.25 Accidental gun deaths: unknown

India

Total number of deaths: 0.285 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.30 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.14 Accidental gun deaths: 0.04

Ireland

Total number of deaths: 0.8 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.25 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.28 Accidental gun deaths: 0.08

Israel

Total number of deaths: 2.09 Gun deaths from homicide: 1.04 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.67 Accidental gun deaths: 0.05

Italy

Total number of deaths: 1.31 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.35 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.87 Accidental gun deaths: 0.09

Jamaica

Total number of deaths: 30.72 Gun deaths from homicide: 30.38 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.34 Accidental gun deaths: unknown

Japan

Total number of deaths: 0.06 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.00 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.04 Accidental gun deaths: 0.01

Kuwait

Total number of deaths: 0.36 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.36 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.00 Accidental gun deaths: 0.00

Kyrgyzstan

Total number of deaths: 1.01 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.53 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.07 Accidental gun deaths: 0.28

Latvia

Total number of deaths: 1.43 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.18 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.94 Accidental gun deaths: 0.04

Luxembourg

Total number of deaths: 1.19 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.00 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.16 Accidental gun deaths: 0.22

Mexico

Total number of deaths: 7.64 Gun deaths from homicide: 6.34 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.44 Accidental gun deaths: 0.40

Moldova

Total number of deaths: 1.03 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.45 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.42 Accidental gun deaths: 0.08

Montenegro

Total number of deaths: 8.91 Gun deaths from homicide: 2.42 Gun deaths from suicide: 6.49 Accidental gun deaths: unknown

The Netherlands

Total number of deaths: 0.58 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.29 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.28 Accidental gun deaths: 0.01

New Zealand

Total number of deaths: 1.07 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.11 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.84 Accidental gun deaths: 0.05

Nicaragua

Total number of deaths: 4.68 Gun deaths from homicide: 3.72 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.34 Accidental gun deaths: 0.16

Norway

Total number of deaths: 1.75 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.10 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.63 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

Panama

Total number of deaths: 15.11 Gun deaths from homicide: 14.36 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.57 Accidental gun deaths: 0.06

Paraguay

Total number of deaths: 7.76 Gun deaths from homicide: 5.78 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.16 Accidental gun deaths: 0.30

Peru

Total number of deaths: 5.53 Gun deaths from homicide: 4.22 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.07 Accidental gun deaths: 0.93

The Philippines

Total number of deaths: 8.90 Gun deaths from homicide: 8.90 Gun deaths from suicide: unknown Accidental gun deaths: unknown

Poland

Total number of deaths: 0.26 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.04 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.09 Accidental gun deaths: 0.03

Portugal

Total number of deaths: 1.58 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.42 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.01 Accidental gun deaths: 0.03

Qatar

Total number of deaths: 0.15 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.15 Gun deaths from suicide: unknown Accidental gun deaths: unknown

Romania

Total number of deaths: 0.14 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.04 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.06 Accidental gun deaths: 0.04

Serbia

Total number of deaths: 3.49 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.61 Gun deaths from suicide: 2.49 Accidental gun deaths: 0.14

Singapore

Total number of deaths: 0.025 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.005 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.0165 Accidental gun deaths: 0.003

Slovakia

Total number of deaths: 1.83 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.26 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.94 Accidental gun deaths: 0.39

Slovenia

Total number of deaths: 2.64 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.20 Gun deaths from suicide: 2.34 Accidental gun deaths: 0.05

South Africa

Total number of deaths: 8.3 Gun deaths from homicide: 8.2 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.1 Accidental gun deaths: 0.02

South Korea

Total number of deaths: 0.08 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.02 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.04 Accidental gun deaths: 0.01

Spain

Total number of deaths: 0.62 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.15 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.42 Accidental gun deaths: 0.05

Sweden

Total number of deaths: 1.60 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.32 Gun deaths from suicide: 1.23 Accidental gun deaths: 0.03

Switzerland

Total number of deaths: 3.01 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.15 Gun deaths from suicide: 2.74 Accidental gun deaths: 0.04

Taiwan

Total number of deaths: 0.87 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.60 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.12 Accidental gun deaths: 0.11

Turkey

Total number of deaths: 1.95 Gun deaths from homicide: 1.03 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.81 Accidental gun deaths: 0.11

Ukraine

Total number of deaths: 1.36 Gun deaths from homicide: 1.36 Gun deaths from suicide: unknown Accidental gun deaths: unknown

The United Kingdom

Total number of deaths: 0.23 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.06 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.15 Accidental gun deaths: 0.00

The United States

Total number of deaths: 12.21 Gun deaths from homicide: 4.46 Gun deaths from suicide: 7.32 Accidental gun deaths: 0.15

Uruguay

Total number of deaths: 11.52 Gun deaths from homicide: 4.78 Gun deaths from suicide: 4.68 Accidental gun deaths: 2.0

Venezuela

Total number of deaths: 49.22 Gun deaths from homicide: 26.48 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.14 Accidental gun deaths: 22.34

Zimbabwe

Total number of deaths: 0.39 Gun deaths from homicide: 0.3 Gun deaths from suicide: 0.09 Accidental gun deaths: unknown

Flag Country Firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population per year Homicide rate per year Suicide rate per year Total death number per year Population 2019
Honduras6066.640.415,8469,746,117
El Salvador45.626.490.132,9426,453,553
Guatemala34.129.620.345,99317,581,472
Brazil21.920.70.546,215211,049,527
Panama15.1114.360.576414,246,439
Uruguay11.524.784.683993,461,734
Philippines8.98.99,620108,116,615
Paraguay7.765.781.165467,044,636
Argentina6.933.071.23,10244,780,677
Costa Rica6.35.631.13185,047,561
Nicaragua4.683.720.343066,545,502
Finland3.250.322.941805,532,156
Austria2.90.122.692598,955,102
Estonia2.670.152.11351,325,648
Chile2.41.020.745518,952,038
Israel2.091.040.671788,519,377
Czech Republic2.010.151.6621510,689,209
Turkey1.951.030.811,62683,429,615
Belarus0.149,452,411
Venezuela49.2226.480.1414,03628,515,829
Jamaica30.7230.380.349052,948,279
Colombia18.6517.740.599,38750,339,443
United States12.214.467.3240,175329,064,917
Montenegro8.912.426.4956627,987
South Africa8.38.20.14,85958,558,270
Mexico7.646.340.449,745127,575,529
Barbados6.63.1219287,025
Peru5.534.220.071,79732,510,453
Serbia3.490.612.493068,772,235
Switzerland3.010.152.742588,591,365
France2.830.212.161,84365,129,728
Slovenia2.640.22.34552,078,654
Croatia2.350.242.17974,130,304
Canada2.050.611.5276737,411,047
Georgia1.980.490.09793,996,765
Cyprus1.871.050.58221,198,575
Slovakia1.830.260.94995,457,013
Norway1.750.11.63945,378,857
Bulgaria1.730.3411217,000,119
Sweden1.60.321.2316010,036,379
Portugal1.580.421.0116110,226,187
Greece1.520.530.8615910,473,455
Denmark1.470.111.35845,771,876
Latvia1.430.180.94271,906,743
Ukraine1.361.3659843,993,638
Italy1.310.350.8779360,550,075
Belgium1.240.141.0314311,539,328
Luxembourg1.1901.167615,729
New Zealand1.070.110.84514,783,063
Australia1.040.180.826225,203,198
Moldova1.030.450.42414,043,263
Kyrgyzstan1.010.530.07646,415,850
Germany0.991.010.0282683,517,045
Hungary0.950.110.81929,684,679
Taiwan0.870.60.1220723,773,876
Ireland0.80.250.28394,882,495
Spain0.620.150.4229046,736,776
Netherlands0.580.290.289917,097,130
Cuba0.50.20.35611,333,483
Zimbabwe0.390.30.095714,645,468
Kuwait0.360.360154,207,083
India0.2850.30.143,8931,366,417,754
Poland0.260.040.099837,887,768
United Kingdom0.230.060.1515567,530,172
Qatar0.150.1542,832,067
Romania0.140.040.062719,364,557
South Korea0.080.020.044151,225,308
Iceland0.0701.25339,031
Azerbaijan0.070.270.01710,047,718
Japan0.0600.0476126,860,301
Hong Kong0.0300.0327,436,154
Singapore0.0250.0050.016515,804,337