Gun Violence By Country 2020

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 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 2020
Honduras6066.640.415,8469,904,607
Venezuela49.2226.480.1414,03628,435,940
El Salvador45.626.490.132,9426,486,205
Guatemala34.129.620.345,99317,915,568
Jamaica30.7230.380.349052,961,167
Brazil21.920.70.546,215212,559,417
Colombia18.6517.740.599,38750,882,891
Panama15.1114.360.576414,314,767
United States12.214.467.3240,175331,002,651
Uruguay11.524.784.683993,473,730
Montenegro8.912.426.4956628,066
Philippines8.98.99,620109,581,078
South Africa8.38.20.14,85959,308,690
Paraguay7.765.781.165467,132,538
Mexico7.646.340.449,745128,932,753
Argentina6.933.071.23,10245,195,774
Barbados6.63.1219287,375
Costa Rica6.35.631.13185,094,118
Peru5.534.220.071,79732,971,854
Nicaragua4.683.720.343066,624,554
Serbia3.490.612.493068,737,371
Finland3.250.322.941805,540,720
Switzerland3.010.152.742588,654,622
Austria2.90.122.692599,006,398
France2.830.212.161,84365,273,511
Estonia2.670.152.11351,326,535
Slovenia2.640.22.34552,078,938
Chile2.41.020.745519,116,201
Croatia2.350.242.17974,105,267
Israel2.091.040.671788,655,535
Canada2.050.611.5276737,742,154
Czech Republic2.010.151.6621510,708,981
Georgia1.980.490.09793,989,167
Turkey1.951.030.811,62684,339,067
Cyprus1.871.050.58221,207,359
Slovakia1.830.260.94995,459,642
Norway1.750.11.63945,421,241
Greece1.520.530.8615910,423,054
Denmark1.470.111.35845,792,202
Italy1.310.350.8779360,461,826
Australia1.040.180.826225,499,884
Germany0.991.010.0282683,783,942
Hungary0.950.110.81929,660,351
Taiwan0.870.60.1220723,816,775
Ireland0.80.250.28394,937,786
Cuba0.50.20.35611,326,616
Kuwait0.360.360154,270,571
India0.2850.30.143,8931,380,004,385
South Korea0.080.020.044151,269,185
Iceland0.0701.25341,243
Azerbaijan0.070.270.01710,139,177
Japan0.0600.0476126,476,461
Hong Kong0.0300.0327,496,981
Belarus0.149,449,323
Bulgaria1.730.3411216,948,445
Sweden1.60.321.2316010,099,265
Portugal1.580.421.0116110,196,709
Latvia1.430.180.94271,886,198
Ukraine1.361.3659843,733,762
Belgium1.240.141.0314311,589,623
Luxembourg1.1901.167625,978
New Zealand1.070.110.84514,822,233
Moldova1.030.450.42414,033,963
Kyrgyzstan1.010.530.07646,524,195
Spain0.620.150.4229046,754,778
Netherlands0.580.290.289917,134,872
Zimbabwe0.390.30.095714,862,924
Poland0.260.040.099837,846,611
United Kingdom0.230.060.1515567,886,011
Qatar0.150.1542,881,053
Romania0.140.040.062719,237,691
Singapore0.0250.0050.016515,850,342