Special Report

Countries With The Most Gun Deaths Per Capita

18. Kenya
> 2019 gun deaths: 41.8 per million (total: 2,098 — 19th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 30.5 per million — #43 out of 204 (total: 1,533)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 3.9 per million — #116 out of 204 most (total: 195)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 7.4 per million — #37 out of 204 (total: 370)
> 2017 gun ownership: 1.5 firearms per 100 people — #27 out of 230 (total: 10,342,000)
> 2021 population: 54,985,702

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17. Mali
> 2019 gun deaths: 50.4 per million (total: 1,105 — 31th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 38.3 per million — #34 out of 204 (total: 841)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 4.0 per million — #112 out of 204 most (total: 87)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 8.1 per million — #33 out of 204 (total: 177)
> 2017 gun ownership: 1.1 firearms per 100 people — #29 out of 230 (total: 16,809,000)
> 2021 population: 20,855,724

16. Ecuador
> 2019 gun deaths: 64.1 per million (total: 1,127 — 28th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 56.2 per million — #26 out of 204 (total: 989)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 5.1 per million — #93 out of 204 most (total: 90)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 2.7 per million — #91 out of 204 (total: 48)
> 2017 gun ownership: 2.4 firearms per 100 people — #26 out of 230 (total: 5,895,000)
> 2021 population: 17,888,474

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15. Somalia
> 2019 gun deaths: 64.5 per million (total: 1,313 — 27th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 38.5 per million — #33 out of 204 (total: 783)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 6.3 per million — #71 out of 204 most (total: 129)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 19.7 per million — #10 out of 204 (total: 401)
> 2017 gun ownership: 12.4 firearms per 100 people — #11 out of 230 (total: 3,776,000)
> 2021 population: 16,359,500

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14. South Africa
> 2019 gun deaths: 65.0 per million (total: 3,610 — 12th most)
> 2019 interpersonal violent firearm deaths: 52.8 per million — #28 out of 204 (total: 2,937)
> 2019 self-inflicted firearm deaths: 7.1 per million — #67 out of 204 most (total: 397)
> 2019 unintentional firearm deaths: 5.0 per million — #65 out of 204 (total: 276)
> 2017 gun ownership: 9.7 firearms per 100 people — #16 out of 230 (total: 291,000)
> 2021 population: 60,041,996

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