Gun Violence by Country 2022

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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.

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: No

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

Gun Violence by Country 2022

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Gun Violence by Country 2022

Country Firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population per year Homicide rate per year Suicide rate per year Total death number per year 2022 Population
El Salvador45.626.490.132,9426,550,389
Eswatini37.1637.164261,184,817
Jamaica30.7230.380.349052,985,094
Panama15.1114.360.576414,446,964
Uruguay11.524.784.683993,496,016
Montenegro8.912.426.4956627,950
Paraguay7.765.781.165467,305,843
Barbados6.63.1219288,023
Costa Rica6.35.631.13185,182,354
Nicaragua4.683.720.343066,779,100
Serbia3.490.612.493068,653,016
Finland3.250.322.941805,554,960
Switzerland3.010.152.742588,773,637
Austria2.90.122.692599,066,710
Estonia2.670.152.11351,321,910
Slovenia2.640.22.34552,078,034
Croatia2.350.242.17974,059,286
Israel2.091.040.671788,922,892
Georgia1.980.490.09793,968,738
Cyprus1.871.050.58221,223,387
Slovakia1.830.260.94995,460,193
Norway1.750.11.63945,511,370
Bulgaria1.730.3411216,844,597
Denmark1.470.111.35845,834,950
Latvia1.430.180.94271,848,837
Luxembourg1.1901.167642,371
New Zealand1.070.110.84514,898,203
Moldova1.030.450.42414,013,171
Kyrgyzstan1.010.530.07646,728,271
Ireland0.80.250.28395,020,199
Kuwait0.360.360154,380,326
Qatar0.150.1542,979,915
Iceland0.0701.25345,393
Hong Kong0.0300.0327,604,299
Singapore0.0250.0050.016515,943,546
Belarus0.149,432,800
Honduras6066.640.415,84610,221,247
Venezuela49.2226.480.1414,03629,266,991
Guatemala34.129.620.345,99318,584,039
Brazil21.920.70.546,215215,353,593
Colombia18.6517.740.599,38751,512,762
United States12.214.467.3240,175334,805,269
Philippines8.98.99,620112,508,994
South Africa8.38.20.14,85960,756,135
Mexico7.646.340.449,745131,562,772
Argentina6.933.071.23,10246,010,234
Peru5.534.220.071,79733,684,208
France2.830.212.161,84365,584,518
Chile2.41.020.745519,250,195
Canada2.050.611.5276738,388,419
Czech Republic2.010.151.6621510,736,784
Turkey1.951.030.811,62685,561,976
Sweden1.60.321.2316010,218,971
Portugal1.580.421.0116110,140,570
Greece1.520.530.8615910,316,637
Ukraine1.361.3659843,192,122
Italy1.310.350.8779360,262,770
Belgium1.240.141.0314311,668,278
Australia1.040.180.826226,068,792
Germany0.991.010.0282683,883,596
Hungary0.950.110.81929,606,259
Taiwan0.870.60.1220723,888,595
Spain0.620.150.4229046,719,142
Netherlands0.580.290.289917,211,447
Cuba0.50.20.35611,305,652
Zimbabwe0.390.30.095715,331,428
India0.2850.30.143,8931,406,631,776
Poland0.260.040.099837,739,785
United Kingdom0.230.060.1515568,497,907
Romania0.140.040.062719,031,335
South Korea0.080.020.044151,329,899
Azerbaijan0.070.270.01710,300,205
Japan0.0600.0476125,584,838

Gun Violence by Country 2022

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