International Firearm Homicide Rates
2010-2015


According to the Small Arms Survey, out of 195 countries the United States had the 59th highest firearm homicide rate at 2.70 murders per 100,000 people between 2010 and 2015. Honduras reported the highest rate at 67.19 gun homicides per 100,000 people and Brazil had the highest total number of firearm homicides with 38,494.

Firearm homicide rate per 100,000 people
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
1 Honduras 67.19 5,218
2 Venezuela 52.03 15,533
3 El Salvador 48.76 2,969
4 Jamaica 31.80 882
5 Guatemala 29.93 4,542
6 Belize 29.71 100
7 Colombia 26.76 12,442
8 Puerto Rico 25.12 932
9 Bahamas 24.82 91
10 Trinidad and Tobago 23.73 320
11 South Africa 19.11 10,097
12 Brazil 19.10 38,494
13 Lesotho 18.71 383
14 Afghanistan 14.84 4,148
15 Panama 14.35 536
16 Dominican Republic 13.32 1,356
17 Swaziland 10.87 134
18 Guyana 10.34 78
19 Haiti 9.46 973
20 Paraguay 9.35 585
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
21 Mexico 8.33 10,913
22 Iraq 8.32 2,742
23 Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.09 4
24 Saint Lucia 7.89 14
25 Philippines 6.89 6,616
25 Ecuador 6.89 842
26 Bolivia 6.40 657
27 Costa Rica 5.91 278
28 Nicaragua 5.56 325
29 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.21 3,434
31 Pakistan 4.94 8,758
32 Barbados 4.92 14
33 Zimbabwe 4.68 682
34 Mauritania 4.55 172
35 Peru 4.46 1,347
36 Gabon 4.43 71
37 Yemen 4.39 1,092
38 Saudi Arabia 4.34 1,280
39 Botswana 4.20 90
40 Zambia 4.19 620
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
41 Thailand 4.08 2,741
42 Seychelles 4.00 4
43 Cameroon 3.88 840
44 Russia 3.80 5,446
45 Cape Verde 3.61 18
45 Togo 3.57 241
46 Cote d'Ivoire 3.54 748
47 Uruguay 3.53 120
48 Congo 3.36 144
49 Liberia 3.25 136
50 Central African Republic 3.17 146
51 Mali 3.16 508
52 Somalia 3.07 308
53 Burundi 3.05 309
54 Albania 3.02 88
55 Sao Tome and Principe 2.82 5
56 Sierra Leone 2.82 170
57 Papua New Guinea 2.81 201
57 Guinea 2.77 323
58 Comoros 2.72 20
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
59 United States 2.70 8,592
60 Guinea-Bissau 2.66 46
61 Senegal 2.60 359
62 Dominica 2.58 2
63 Djibouti 2.53 22
63 Gambia 2.53 46
64 Argentina 2.52 1,062
65 Niger 2.49 440
66 Oman 2.47 87
67 Sudan 2.45 925
68 Kenya 2.39 1,016
69 South Sudan 2.29 252
70 Kuwait 2.18 74
71 Burkina Faso 2.14 355
72 Namibia 2.12 48
73 Chad 2.11 269
74 Islamic Republic of Iran 2.05 1,561
75 Kiribati 2.03 2
76 United Arab Emirates 2.01 180
77 Lebanon 1.97 97
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
78 Montenegro 1.91 12
78 Jordan 1.91 133
79 Qatar 1.81 37
80 Grenada 1.79 2
81 Tonga 1.77 2
82 Benin 1.70 171
83 United Republic of Tanzania 1.65 805
83 Eritrea 1.65 81
84 Equatorial Guinea 1.61 12
84 Palestine 1.61 69
85 Egypt 1.58 1,353
86 Madagascar 1.54 344
87 Lao People's Democratic Republic 1.53 99
88 Angola 1.52 340
89 Kazakhstan 1.51 255
90 Algeria 1.47 530
91 Chile 1.46 252
92 Antigua and Barbuda 1.39 1
93 Burma 1.34 703
93 Turkmenistan 1.34 69
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
94 Bangladesh 1.24 1,918
95 Ghana 1.19 303
96 Suriname 1.16 6
97 Maldives 1.15 4
98 Sri Lanka 1.09 223
99 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 1.07 68
100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.03 40
100 Ethiopia 1.03 953
101 Israel 0.96 73
102 Marshall Islands 0.90 1
103 Federated States of Micronesia 0.87 1
104 Turkey 0.79 585
104 Tunisia 0.79 86
105 Uzbekistan 0.77 221
106 Rwanda 0.74 80
107 Mozambique 0.66 170
108 Mauritius 0.63 8
108 The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 0.63 13
109 Serbia 0.59 53
110 Uganda 0.55 186
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
111 Syrian Arab Republic 0.54 109
112 Samoa 0.52 1
112 Greece 0.52 58
113 Timor-Leste 0.49 5
114 Cyprus 0.47 5
114 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 0.47 115
115 Canada 0.45 158
116 Solomon Islands 0.44 2
117 Norway 0.41 20
118 Andorra 0.40 0
119 Malta 0.38 2
119 Croatia 0.38 17
119 Estonia 0.38 5
120 Taiwan 0.37 87
121 Italy 0.35 210
122 Vanuatu 0.34 1
122 Cambodia 0.34 50
123 Bulgaria 0.33 24
124 Portugal 0.30 32
124 Republic of Moldova 0.30 12
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
124 Malaysia 0.30 87
124 Kyrgyzstan 0.30 17
125 Ireland 0.29 14
125 Finland 0.29 16
125 Belgium 0.29 32
126 Vietnam 0.28 252
126 India 0.28 3,498
127 Latvia 0.26 5
127 Armenia 0.26 8
128 Nigeria 0.25 422
128 Cuba 0.25 28
129 Bhutan 0.24 2
129 Netherlands 0.24 40
130 Azerbaijan 0.23 22
131 France 0.22 138
131 Ukraine 0.22 100
132 Lithuania 0.21 7
133 Mongolia 0.20 6
133 Slovakia 0.20 11
133 Sweden 0.20 19
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
134 Georgia 0.19 8
134 Switzerland 0.18 14
134 Indonesia 0.17 406
135 Nepal 0.16 45
135 Denmark 0.16 9
136 Czech Republic 0.15 16
136 Australia 0.15 34
136 Tajikistan 0.15 12
137 Spain 0.13 61
138 Belarus 0.12 12
138 Austria 0.12 10
138 New Zealand 0.12 5
139 Malawi 0.10 16
139 United Kingdom (England and Wales) 0.10 52
140 Brunei Darussalam 0.09 0
141 Hungary 0.08 8
141 Bahrain 0.08 1
142 Germany 0.07 55
143 Romania 0.05 10
143 Slovenia 0.05 1
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
143 China 0.05 619
143 Poland 0.05 18
144 Republic of Korea 0.02 10
144 Japan 0.01 14
145 United Kingdom (Scotland) 0.00 2
145 Anguilla 0.00 0
145 Fiji 0.00 0
145 Hong Kong 0.00 0
145 Iceland 0.00 0
145 Morocco 0.00 0
145 Nauru 0.00 0
145 Niue 0.00 0
145 San Marino 0.00 0
145 Singapore 0.00 0
145 Tuvalu 0.00 0
Rank Country Firearm Homicide
Rate per 100,000 People
Number of Firearm Homicides
Source:

Small Arms Survey, "Firearms and Violent Deaths," Small Arms Survey website (accessed June 13, 2017)