Estimating Global Civilian Held Firearms Numbers

is a report that estimates the amount of firearms held by civilians worldwide. The report was created for “small arms survey” and published on their website on june 2018.

Key findings [edit]

  • There were approximately 857 million civilian-held firearms in the world at the end of 2017.

  • Roughly 100 million civilian firearms were reported as registered, accounting for some 12 per cent of the global total.

  • National ownership rates vary from about 120.5 firearms for every 100 residents in the United States to less than 1 firearm for every 100 residents in countries like Indonesia, Japan, Malawi, and several Pacific island states.

  • There are regional or national surveys concerning civilian holdings for 56 countries and territories.

USA Firearms Numbers [edit]

The report estimates that in the US there are 393,300,000 firearms held by civilians.

Reference [edit]

“Estimating Global Civilian Held Firearms Numbers.” n.d. .

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