Three Charts on U.S. Gun Culture

The BBC published an article last on the gun culture in the U.S. The article listed many shocking facts. The following are three charts from that piece.

The U.S. is the top civilian gun-owning country in the world with a ratio of 120.5 firearms per 100 residents. The second top country in the ranking is Yemen, where a civil war is currently in progress. Among the developed countries, Switzerland has the next most gun ownership.

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Unlike Switzerland, a total of 45,222 people died from gun-related injuries in the US in the year 2020.


Another shocking fact is that nearly 53 people are killed each day in the country, according to CDC data. 79% of all murders are carried out with guns. This is the highest figure when compared to three other developed countries. Canada is the next worst.

Source: America’s gun culture – in seven charts, The BBC

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