america gun report

This report says America is the only country in the world to have more guns than people

A report from Small Arms Survey, a Geneva-based think tank, offers insight into firearm ownership in America.

The study estimates that the US is home to 393.3 million civilian-owned guns, despite the population standing at around 316.5m. Although, despite the huge presence of firearms, a separate study from Pew Research Centre found that 69% of Americans do not currently own a gun.

That means there are 120 firearms for every 100 America civilians, the highest concentration of any country. The country with the second highest gun ownership, relative to its population, is the Falkland Islands, with 62.5 firearms per 100 people.

Yemen has 52.8 guns per 100 people, with New Caledonia (42.5 guns per 100 people) clocking the third-highest total. Serbia (39.1 guns per 100 people) and Montenegro (39.1 per 100 people) clock in joint-fifth to complete the top five.

England and Wales boast a statistic of 4.6 firearms for every 100 citizens, while the report also suggests that there are 2.7m firearms in total, 1.8m of which are unregistered. According to this report, there are 857m firearms in civilian possession globally.

A reddit user made this graphic summarising some of the results:

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