Gun Violence By Country 2019

Gun violence is an outrageously common phenomenon all over the world. Most, if not all, of the violence attributed to guns are a result of poor and loose gun control laws. Hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of gun violence every year, and without more attention paid to the lack of gun control, the number will continue to rise over time.

Brazil is the country with the highest rates of gun violence, followed by India, Mexico, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. The five countries with the lowest rates of gun violence are Iceland, Brunei, Malta, the Maldives and Bahrain.

Let's take a look at the gun laws around the world. As you do, keep an eye on just how little control the government systems have over the people’s possession of weapons. It might just blow your mind to see that owning a gun is not a hard feat to accomplish in many countries around the globe.

Gun Laws that Contribute to Gun Violence Around the World

Argentina

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Australia

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Austria

Open carry laws: Depends Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: Unknown

Brazil

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Canada

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Cambodia

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Chile

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

China

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Cyprus

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

The Czech Republic

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Denmark

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

East Timor

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: Unknown

Egypt

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: Unknown

Eritrea

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Estonia

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Finland

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

France

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Germany

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Guatemala

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Honduras

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Hungary

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Iceland

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: Yes

India

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: No

Indonesia

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Iraq

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Iran

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: Unknown

Ireland

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: No

Israel

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Italy

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Jamaica

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Japan

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Kenya

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: Yes Automatic rifles legal: No

Kuwait

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: No

Lebanon

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: No

Lithuania

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Malaysia

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: Unknown

Mexico

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: Automatic rifles legal: No

Namibia

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

The Netherlands

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

New Zealand

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Nigeria

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

North Korea

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Norway

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal:

Pakistan

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: Yes Automatic rifles legal: No

The Philippines

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Poland

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: Yes Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Romania

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Russia

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

American Samoa

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Serbia

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Singapore

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Slovakia

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Slovenia

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: No

South Africa

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: Yes Automatic rifles legal: No

South Korea

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Spain

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Switzerland

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Sweden

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Taiwan

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: Unknown Automatic rifles legal: Unknown

Thailand

Open carry laws: Unknown Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Turkey

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Uganda

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Ukraine

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

The United Kingdom

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

The United States

Open carry laws: Occasionally Legal to carry without a permit: Occasionally Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Uruguay

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal:

Venezuela

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: Yes Automatic rifles legal: No

Vietnam

Open carry laws: No Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Yemen

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: Yes Automatic rifles legal: Yes

Zambia

Open carry laws: Yes Legal to carry without a permit: No Automatic rifles legal: No

Flag Name 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
Swaziland37.1637.164261,148,130
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
Belarus0.149,452,411
Venezuela49.2226.480.1414,03628,515,829
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
Cyprus1.871.050.58221,198,575
Slovakia1.830.260.94995,457,013
Norway1.750.11.63945,378,857
Bulgaria1.730.3411217,000,119
Macedonia1.690.910.63352,083,459
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