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International Civilian Gun Ownership Rates

The United States has 120.5 guns for every 100 people, or about 393,347,000 firearms, which means that 45.88% of the world’s civilian guns are held by 4.32% of the world’s population. Collectively, the citizens of the other 229 countries listed below own about 464,049,100 guns. Though the data is from 2017, it is the most current available.

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Small Arms Survey, “Estimating Global Civilian-Held Firearms Numbers,”, June 2018.

Population percentages are based on a 2017 global population estimate of 7,550,262,101 provided by