rates aren’t much lower than gun homicide rates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (5.2 deaths per 100,000 people). Firearm homicide rates in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United States and Pakistan, 2010 Compared to certain countries known for their high crime rates, such as Jamaica, Russia, South Africa and Kenya, the U. had the second-highest rate of gun homicide deaths after Jamaica (view data online). The following screen grab indicates that El Salvador, Colombia and Honduras had the highest rates of firearm homicides in the world in 2010. After a mass shooting that killed 35 people in Australia in 1996, the conservative government enacted laws banning automatic and semi-automatic rifles and pump-action guns and initiated a nationwide gun-buyback program, as described in this NBC News article.
has about two fewer gun homicide deaths per 100,000 people than Iraq, which has 6.5 deaths per 100,000. stands out for its high rates of homicide firearm deaths, its rates look small compared to certain Latin American countries. Our peer countries don’t have the same homicide and accidental gun death problems that we have in the United States.
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has much higher rates of unintentional death from firearms compared to other countries. Access the data visualization here: It doesn’t have to be this way.
and peer countries, 2013 Source: Global Burden of Disease Study.
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