Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World

Last Modified: Sun Jun 26 2016 10:48:31 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 31 per million people
    death rate from gun homicides in the United States — the equivalent of 27 people shot dead every day of the year.
  • 5.6 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in Canada are about as common as deaths from Alcohol poisoning in the United States.
  • 4.8 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in Ireland are about as common as deaths from Drowning in a lake, river or ocean in the United States.
  • 2.3 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in Netherlands are about as common as deaths from Accidental gas poisoning in the United States.
  • 2.1 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in Germany are about as common as deaths from Contact with a thrown or falling object in the United States.
  • 2.0 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in France are about as common as deaths from Hypothermia in the United States.
  • 1.7 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in Australia are about as common as deaths from Falling from a building or structure in the United States.
  • 1.6 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in China are about as common as deaths from Plane crash in the United States.
  • 0.9 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in England are about as common as deaths from Contact with agricultural machinery in the United States.
  • 0.1 deaths per million people
    Gun homicides in Japan are about as common as deaths from Lightning strike in the United States.