Gun Violence By Country 2021

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: 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

Gun Violence By Country 2021

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Gun Violence By Country 2021

Country Firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population per year Homicide rate per year Suicide rate per year Total death number per year 2021 Population
El Salvador45.626.490.132,9426,518,499
Eswatini37.1637.164261,172,362
Jamaica30.7230.380.349052,973,463
Panama15.1114.360.576414,381,579
Uruguay11.524.784.683993,485,151
Montenegro8.912.426.4956628,053
Paraguay7.765.781.165467,219,638
Barbados6.63.1219287,711
Costa Rica6.35.631.13185,139,052
Nicaragua4.683.720.343066,702,385
Serbia3.490.612.493068,697,550
Finland3.250.322.941805,548,360
Switzerland3.010.152.742588,715,494
Austria2.90.122.692599,043,070
Estonia2.670.152.11351,325,185
Slovenia2.640.22.34552,078,724
Croatia2.350.242.17974,081,651
Israel2.091.040.671788,789,774
Georgia1.980.490.09793,979,765
Cyprus1.871.050.58221,215,584
Slovakia1.830.260.94995,460,721
Norway1.750.11.63945,465,630
Bulgaria1.730.3411216,896,663
Denmark1.470.111.35845,813,298
Latvia1.430.180.94271,866,942
Luxembourg1.1901.167634,814
New Zealand1.070.110.84514,860,643
Moldova1.030.450.42414,024,019
Kyrgyzstan1.010.530.07646,628,356
Ireland0.80.250.28394,982,907
Kuwait0.360.360154,328,550
Qatar0.150.1542,930,528
Iceland0.0701.25343,353
Hong Kong0.0300.0327,552,810
Singapore0.0250.0050.016515,896,686
Belarus0.149,442,862
Honduras6066.640.415,84610,062,991
Venezuela49.2226.480.1414,03628,704,954
Guatemala34.129.620.345,99318,249,860
Brazil21.920.70.546,215213,993,437
Colombia18.6517.740.599,38751,265,844
United States12.214.467.3240,175332,915,073
Philippines8.98.99,620111,046,913
South Africa8.38.20.14,85960,041,994
Mexico7.646.340.449,745130,262,216
Argentina6.933.071.23,10245,605,826
Peru5.534.220.071,79733,359,418
France2.830.212.161,84365,426,179
Chile2.41.020.745519,212,361
Canada2.050.611.5276738,067,903
Czech Republic2.010.151.6621510,724,555
Turkey1.951.030.811,62685,042,738
Sweden1.60.321.2316010,160,169
Portugal1.580.421.0116110,167,925
Greece1.520.530.8615910,370,744
Ukraine1.361.3659843,466,819
Italy1.310.350.8779360,367,477
Belgium1.240.141.0314311,632,326
Australia1.040.180.826225,788,215
Germany0.991.010.0282683,900,473
Hungary0.950.110.81929,634,164
Taiwan0.870.60.1220723,855,010
Spain0.620.150.4229046,745,216
Netherlands0.580.290.289917,173,099
Cuba0.50.20.35611,317,505
Zimbabwe0.390.30.095715,092,171
India0.2850.30.143,8931,393,409,038
Poland0.260.040.099837,797,005
United Kingdom0.230.060.1515568,207,116
Romania0.140.040.062719,127,774
South Korea0.080.020.044151,305,186
Azerbaijan0.070.270.01710,223,342
Japan0.0600.0476126,050,804

Gun Violence By Country 2021