Special Report

Countries With The Most Gun Deaths Per Capita

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28. Democratic Republic of the Congo
> 2019 gun deaths: 15.1 per million (total: 1,325 — 26th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 4.4 per million — #130 out of 204 (total: 382)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 4.5 per million — #103 out of 204 most (total: 395)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 6.3 per million — #51 out of 204 (total: 548)
> 2017 gun ownership: 1.2 firearms per 100 people — #28 out of 230 (total: 2,062,000)
> 2021 population: 92,377,986

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27. Russia
> 2019 gun deaths: 16.9 per million (total: 2,480 — 16th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 7.8 per million — #101 out of 204 (total: 1,145)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 7.2 per million — #66 out of 204 most (total: 1,053)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 1.9 per million — #108 out of 204 (total: 282)
> 2017 gun ownership: 12.3 firearms per 100 people — #12 out of 230 (total: 13,249,000)
> 2021 population: 143,446,060

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26. Nigeria
> 2019 gun deaths: 23.8 per million (total: 5,103 — 9th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 16.2 per million — #68 out of 204 (total: 3,482)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 2.1 per million — #148 out of 204 most (total: 458)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 5.4 per million — #61 out of 204 (total: 1,163)
> 2017 gun ownership: 3.2 firearms per 100 people — #24 out of 230 (total: 795,000)
> 2021 population: 211,400,704

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25. Uganda
> 2019 gun deaths: 26.9 per million (total: 1,108 — 30th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 19.4 per million — #64 out of 204 (total: 799)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 2.6 per million — #140 out of 204 most (total: 108)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 4.9 per million — #67 out of 204 (total: 201)
> 2017 gun ownership: 0.8 firearms per 100 people — #30 out of 230 (total: 71,101,000)
> 2021 population: 47,123,533

24. Turkey
> 2019 gun deaths: 27.4 per million (total: 2,232 — 18th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 11.9 per million — #78 out of 204 (total: 967)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 7.2 per million — #65 out of 204 most (total: 585)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 8.4 per million — #30 out of 204 (total: 680)
> 2017 gun ownership: 16.5 firearms per 100 people — #7 out of 230 (total: 17,620,000)
> 2021 population: 85,042,736

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