TABLE 3-1 International Firearms Homicide and Suicide Rates

Country

Year

Total Homicides (per 100,000)

Firearm Homicides (per 100,000)

Total Suicides (per 100,000)

Firearm Suicides (per 100,000)

Percentage Households with Firearms

Estonia

1994

28.21

8.07

40.95

3.13

9 (UN)

Brazil

1993

19.04

10.58

3.46

.73

4.35 (UN)

Mexico

1994

17.58

9.88

2.89

.91

N/A

United States

1993

9.93

7.07

12.06

6.3

39

Northern Ireland

1994

6.09

5.24

8.41

1.34

8.4 (1989)

Argentina

1994

4.51

2.11

6.71

2.89

3

Hungary

1994

3.53

.23

35.38

.88

N/A

Finland

1994

3.24

.86

27.26

5.78

25.2 (1992)

Portugal

1994

2.98

1.28

14.83

1.28

N/A

Mauritius

1993

2.35

.00

12.98

.09

N/A

Israel

1993

2.32

.72

7.05

1.84

N/A

Italy

1992

2.25

1.66

12.65

1.11

16

Scotland

1994

2.24

.19

12.16

.33

4.7 (1989)

Canada

1992

2.16

.76

13.19

3.72

24.2 (1992)

Slovenia

1994

2.01

.35

31.16

2.51

N/A

Australia

1994

1.79

.44

12.65

2.35

15.1 (1992)

Taiwan

1994

1.78

.15

6.88

.12

N/A

South Korea

1994

1.62

.04

9.48

.02

N/A

New Zealand

1993

1.47

.17

12.81

2.14

22.3 (1992)

Belgium

1990

1.41

.60

19.04

2.56

16.5 (1992)

Switzerland

1994

1.32

.58

21.28

5.61

27.2 (1989)

Sweden

1993

1.30

.18

15.75

2.09

15.1 (1992)

Hong Kong

1993

1.23

.12

10.29

.07

N/A

Denmark

1993

1.21

.23

22.33

2.25

N/A

Austria

1994

1.17

.42

12.12

4.06

18-20 (1996)

Germany

1994

1.17

.22

15.64

1.17

8.9 (1989)

Singapore

1994

1.17

.07

14.06

.17

N/A

Greece

1994

1.14

.59

3.4

.84

.03 (UN)

France

1994

1.12

.44

20.79

5.14

22.6 (1989)

Netherlands

1994

1.11

.36

10.03

.31

1.9 (1992)

Kuwait

1995

1.01

.36

1.66

.06

N/A

Norway

1993

.97

.30

13.64

3.95

32. (1989)

Spain

1993

.95

.21

7.77

.43

13.1 (1989)

Ireland

1991

.62

.03

9.81

.94

N/A

Japan

1994

.62

.02

16.72

.04

.57 (UN)

England and Wales

1992

.55

.07

7.68

.33

4.4

SOURCES: Krug et al. (1998); United Nations (2000).



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