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. Firearms data comes from the June 2018 Small Arms Survey report "Estimating Global Civilian-Held Firearms Numbers," available at smallarmssurvey.org. The population percentages below are based on a 2017 global population estimate of 7,550,262,101 provided by worldometers.info.





procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
World 857,396,100 1.1 100% 100%
1 United States 393,347,000 120.5 45.88% 4.32%
2 India 71,101,000 5.3 8.29% 17.78%
3 China 49,735,000 3.6 5.80% 18.39%
4 Pakistan 43,917,000 22.3 5.12% 2.61%
5 Russian Federation 17,620,000 12.3 2.06% 1.90%
6 Brazil 17,510,000 8.3 2.04% 2.80%
7 Mexico 16,809,000 12.9 1.96% 1.72%
8 Germany 15,822,000 19.6 1.85% 1.07%
9 Yemen 14,859,000 52.8 1.73% 0.37%
10 Turkey 13,249,000 16.5 1.55% 1.07%
11 France 12,732,000 19.6 1.48% 0.86%
12 Canada 12,708,000 34.7 1.48% 0.49%
13 Thailand 10,342,000 15.1 1.21% 0.90%
14 Italy 8,609,000 14.4 1.00% 0.79%
15 Iraq 7,588,000 19.6 0.89% 0.51%
16 Nigeria 6,154,000 3.2 0.72% 2.54%
17 Venezuela 5,895,000 18.5 0.69% 0.42%
18 Iran 5,890,000 7.3 0.69% 1.07%
19 Saudi Arabia 5,468,000 16.7 0.64% 0.43%
20 South Africa 5,351,000 9.7 0.62% 0.73%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
21 Colombia 4,971,000 10.1 0.58% 0.65%
22 Ukraine 4,396,000 9.9 0.51% 0.59%
23 Afghanistan 4,270,000 12.5 0.50% 0.45%
24 Egypt 3,931,000 4.1 0.46% 1.26%
25 Philippines 3,776,000 3.6 0.44% 1.37%
26 Australia 3,573,000 14.5 0.42% 0.33%
27 Spain 3,464,000 7.5 0.40% 0.61%
28 Argentina 3,256,000 7.4 0.38% 0.59%
29 Angola 2,982,000 11.2 0.35% 0.35%
30 Sudan 2,768,000 6.6 0.32% 0.56%
31 England and Wales 2,731,000 4.6 0.32% 0.78%
32 Serbia 2,719,000 39.1 0.32% 0.09%
33 Austria 2,577,000 30.0 0.30% 0.11%
34 Switzerland 2,332,000 27.6 0.27% 0.11%
35 Sweden 2,296,000 23.1 0.27% 0.13%
36 Ghana 2,280,000 8.0 0.27% 0.38%
37 Chile 2,220,000 12.1 0.26% 0.24%
38 Portugal 2,186,000 21.3 0.25% 0.14%
39 Guatemala 2,062,000 12.1 0.24% 0.23%
40 Lebanon 1,927,000 31.9 0.22% 0.08%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
41 Greece 1,920,000 17.6 0.22% 0.14%
42 Finland 1,793,000 32.4 0.21% 0.07%
43 Morocco 1,690,000 4.8 0.20% 0.47%
44 United Arab Emirates 1,569,000 16.7 0.18% 0.12%
45 Vietnam 1,562,000 1.6 0.18% 1.26%
46 Syrian Arab Republic 1,547,000 8.2 0.18% 0.25%
47 Norway 1,537,000 28.8 0.18% 0.07%
48 Jordan 1,473,000 18.7 0.17% 0.10%
49 Belgium 1,451,000 12.7 0.17% 0.15%
50 Mozambique 1,337,000 4.5 0.16% 0.39%
51 Czech Republic 1,323,000 12.5 0.15% 0.14%
52 South Sudan 1,255,000 9.6 0.15% 0.17%
53 New Zealand 1,212,000 26.3 0.14% 0.06%
54 Uruguay 1,198,000 34.7 0.14% 0.05%
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,185,000 31.2 0.14% 0.05%
56 Honduras 1,171,000 14.1 0.14% 0.11%
57 Somalia (South Central) 1,145,000 12.4 0.13% 0.12%
58 Paraguay 1,140,000 16.7 0.13% 0.90%
59 Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 1,049,000 4.4 0.12% 0.32%
60 Hungary 1,023,000 10.5 0.12% 0.13%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
61 Poland 968,000 2.5 0.11% 0.51%
62 Democratic Republic of Congo 946,000 1.2 0.11% 1.09%
63 Algeria 877,000 2.1 0.10% 0.54%
64 Myanmar 877,000 1.6 0.10% 0.73%
65 Libya 851,000 13.3 0.08% 0.73%
66 Dominican Republic 795,000 7.4 0.09% 0.14%
67 Oman 792,000 16.7 0.09% 0.06%
68 Kenya 750,000 1.5 0.09% 0.64%
69 El Salvador 737,000 12.0 0.09% 0.08%
70 Cambodia 717,000 4.5 0.08% 0.21%
71 Kuwait 685,000 16.7 0.08% 0.05%
72 Bangladesh 659,000 0.4 0.08% 2.18%
73 Peru 633,000 2.0 0.07% 0.43%
74 Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of) 621,000 29.8 0.07% 0.03%
75 Bulgaria 590,000 8.4 0.07% 0.09%
76 Belarus 581,000 6.1 0.07% 0.13%
77 Croatia 576,000 13.7 0.07% 0.06%
78 Denmark 567,000 9.9 0.07% 0.08%
79 Israel 557,000 6.7 0.06% 0.11%
80 Cameroon 510,000 2.1 0.06% 0.32%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
81 Romania 506,000 2.6 0.06% 0.25%
82 Kazakhstan 504,000 2.8 0.06% 0.24%
83 Sri Lanka 494,000 2.4 0.06% 0.28%
84 Costa Rica 493,000 10.0 0.06% 0.06%
85 Somaliland 456,000 11.9 0.05% 0.05%
86 Zimbabwe 455,000 2.8 0.05% 0.22%
87 Nepal 444,000 1.5 0.05% 0.39%
88 Netherlands 442,000 2.6 0.05% 0.23%
89 Kosovo 436,000 23.8 0.05% 0.02%
90 Panama 436,000 10.8 0.05% 0.05%
91 Tanzania (United Republic of) 427,000 0.8 0.05% 0.75%
92 Puerto Rico 422,000 11.5 0.05% 0.05%
93 Georgia 402,000 10.1 0.05% 0.05%
94 Ecuador 402,000 2.4 0.05% 0.22%
95 Namibia 396,000 15.4 0.05% 0.03%
96 Qatar 390,000 16.7 0.05% 0.03%
97 Lithuania 385,000 13.6 0.04% 0.04%
98 Ethiopia 377,000 0.4 0.04% 1.38%
99 Japan 377,000 0.3 0.04% 1.67%
100 Azerbaijan 362,000 3.6 0.04% 0.13%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
101 Slovakia 355,000 6.5 0.04% 0.07%
102 Albania 350,000 12.0 0.04% 0.04%
103 Ireland 342,000 7.2 0.04% 0.06%
104 Uganda 331,000 0.8 0.04% 0.55%
105 Slovenia 324,000 15.6 0.04% 0.03%
106 Nicaragua 323,000 5.2 0.04% 0.08%
107 Senegal 323,000 2.0 0.04% 0.21%
108 Scotland 305,000 5.6 0.04% 0.07%
109 Haiti 291,000 2.6 0.03% 0.15%
110 Cyprus (Republic of) 285,000 34.0 0.03% 0.01%
111 Hong Kong (SAR China) 265,000 3.6 0.03% 0.10%
112 Puntland 246,000 12.3 0.03% 0.03%
113 Jamaica 246,000 8.8 0.03% 0.04%
114 Montenegro 245,000 39.1 0.03% 0.01%
115 Mongolia 242,000 7.9 0.03% 0.04%
116 Burundi 238,000 2.0 0.03% 0.16%
117 Cuba 234,000 2.1 0.03% 0.15%
118 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 218,000 2.0 0.03% 0.15%
119 Malaysia 217,000 0.7 0.03% 0.41%
120 Lao People's Democratic Republic 215,000 3.0 0.03% 0.09%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
121 Northern Ireland 206,000 11.0 0.02% 0.02%
122 Mali 206,000 1.1 0.02% 0.25%
123 Latvia 205,000 10.5 0.02% 0.03%
124 Armenia 186,000 6.1 0.02% 0.04%
125 Bahrain 181,000 12.8 0.02% 0.02%
126 Burkina Faso 175,000 0.9 0.02% 0.25%
127 Reunion 171,000 19.6 0.02% 0.01%
128 Kyrgyzstan 171,000 2.8 0.02% 0.08%
129 Madagascar 168,000 0.7 0.02% 0.34%
130 Zambia 158,000 0.9 0.02% 0.23%
131 Chad 151,000 1.0 0.02% 0.20%
132 Gambia 137,000 6.5 0.02% 0.03%
133 Guinea 130,000 1.0 0.02% 0.18%
134 Uzbekistan 127,000 0.4 0.01% 0.41%
135 Tunisia 123,000 1.1 0.01% 0.15%
136 Guyana 122,000 15.8 0.01% 0.01%
137 Molddova (Republic of) 121,000 3.0 0.01% 0.05%
138 Mauritania 120,000 2.8 0.01% 0.06%
139 Malta 119,000 28.3 0.01% 0.01%
140 Congo (Republic of) 119,000 2.4 0.01% 0.06%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
141 Niger 117,000 0.5 0.01% 0.29%
142 New Caledonia 115,000 42.5 0.01% 0.00%
143 Equatorial Guinea 112,000 12.5 0.01% 0.01%
144 Luxembourg 110,000 18.9 0.01% 0.01%
145 Iceland 106,000 31.7 0.01% 0.00%
146 Mauritius 106,000 8.3 0.01% 0.02%
147 Lesotho 105,000 4.8 0.01% 0.03%
148 Botswana 97,000 4.1 0.01% 0.03%
149 Liberia 97,000 2.1 0.01% 0.06%
150 Central African Republic 94,000 1.8 0.01% 0.07%
151 Suriname 88,000 15.9 0.01% 0.01%
152 Indonesia 82,000 0.0 0.01% 3.49%
153 Papua New Guinea 79,000 1.0 0.01% 0.11%
154 Republic of Korea (South) 79,000 0.2 0.01% 0.67%
155 Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North) 76,000 0.3 0.01% 0.34%
156 Bahamas 74,000 18.8 0.01% 0.01%
157 Rwanda 66,000 0.5 0.01% 0.16%
158 Estonia 65,000 5.0 0.01% 0.02%
159 Swaziland 64,000 4.8 0.01% 0.02%
160 North Cyprus 61,000 17.4 0.01% 0.00%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
161 Gabon 61,000 3.4 0.01% 0.02%
162 Togo 58,000 0.8 0.01% 0.10%
163 Palestine Territories 56,000 1.1 0.01% 0.07%
164 French Guiana 55,000 19.6 0.01% 0.00%
165 Malawi 47,000 0.3 0.01% 0.24%
166 Trinidad and Tobago 43,000 3.2 0.01% 0.02%
167 Guadeloupe 40,000 8.5 0.00% 0.01%
168 Belize 37,000 10.0 0.00% 0.00%
169 Tajikistan 37,000 0.4 0.00% 0.12%
170 Sierra Leone 35,000 0.5 0.00% 0.09%
171 Martinique 34,000 8.5 0.00% 0.01%
172 Benin 33,000 0.3 0.00% 0.15%
173 Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) 31,000 5.7 0.00% 0.01%
174 Guinea-Bissau 29,000 1.5 0.00% 0.03%
175 Dijbouti 28,000 3.1 0.00% 0.01%
176 Channel Islands 23,000 14.0 0.00% 0.00%
177 Maldives 23,000 6.2 0.00% 0.00
178 Turkmenistan 23,000 0.4 0.00% 0.07%
179 Eritrea 23,000 0.4 0.00% 0.07%
180 Macao (China Special Administrative Region) 22,000 3.6 0.00% 0.01%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
181 Guam 20,000 11.5 0.00% 0.00%
182 Samoa 20,000 10.1 0.00% 0.00%
183 Singapore 20,000 0.3 0.00% 0.08%
184 Virgin Islands (United States) 18,000 16.6 0.00% 0.00%
185 Greenland 13,000 22.3 0.00% 0.00%
186 Comoros 12,000 1.5 0.00% 0.01%
187 Liechtenstein 11,000 28.8 0.00% 0.00%
188 Vanuatu 11,000 3.9 0.00% 0.00%
189 Andorra 10,000 14.1 0.00% 0.00%
190 Barbados 10,000 3.5 0.00% 0.00%
191 Taiwan (Republic of China) 10,000 0.0 0.00% 0.31%
192 Tonga 9,000 8.0 0.00% 0.00%
193 Monaco 7,000 19.6 0.00% 0.00%
194 Sao Tome and Principe 7,000 3.4 0.00% 0.00%
195 French Polynesia 7,000 2.5 0.00% 0.00%
196 Cayman Islands 6,000 9.2 0.00% 0.00%
197 Saint Lucia 6,000 3.4 0.00% 0.00%
198 Brunei Darussalam 6,000 1.4 0.00% 0.01%
199 Bhutan 6,000 0.8 0.00% 0.01%
200 San Marino 5,000 14.4 0.00% 0.00%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
201 Faroe Islands 5,000 9.9 0.00% 0.00%
202 Dominica 5,000 6.2 0.00% 0.00%
203 Antigua and Barbuda 5,000 5.4 0.00% 0.00%
204 Grenada 5,000 4.6 0.00% 0.00%
205 Fiji 5,000 0.5 0.00% 0.01%
206 Seychelles 4,000 4.1 0.00% 0.00%
207 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4,000 3.4 0.00% 0.00%
208 Curacao 4,000 2.6 0.00% 0.00%
209 Saint Martin (France) 3,000 8.5 0.00% 0.00%
210 Bermuda 3,000 4.6 0.00% 0.00%
211 Aruba 3,000 2.6 0.00% 0.00%
212 Timor-Leste (East Timor) 3,000 0.3 0.00% 0.02%
213 Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 2,000 62.1 0.00% 0.00%
214 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 2,000 4.2 0.00% 0.00%
215 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2,000 3.4 0.00% 0.00%
216 Gibraltar 1,000 4.1 0.00% 0.00%
217 Turks and Caicos Islands 1,000 3.3 0.00% 0.00%
218 Northern Mariana Islands 1,000 2.6 0.00% 0.00%
219 Solomon Islands 1,000 0.2 0.00% 0.01%
220 Kiribati 900 0.8 0.00% 0.00%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population
221 Micronesia (Federated States of) 700 0.7 0.00% 0.00%
222 American Samoa 400 0.7 0.00% 0.00%
223 Montserrat 300 5.4 0.00% 0.00%
224 Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 300 0.8 0.00% 0.00%
225 Marshall Islands 300 0.5 0.00% 0.00%
226 Tuvalu 100 1.2 0.00% 0.00%
227 Palau 100 0.5 0.00% 0.00%
228 Christmas Island 0 0.0 0.00% 0.00%
229 Holy See 0 0.0 0.00% 0.00%
230 Nauru 0 0.0 0.00% 0.00%
procon logo Country Total # of Guns # of Guns / 100 People % of Global Guns % of World Population