Gun homicides and gun ownership by country

The United States has the highest gun ownership rate in the world and the highest per capita rate of firearm-related murders of all developed countries.

Rank by rate of ownership Guns per 100 people* Total civilian guns* Total homicides by guns Homicides by guns per 100,000 people % of homicides by guns

NOTE: Small Arms Survey calculates guns per 100 people and total civilian guns by averaging numbers reported from various sources. Most recent data is from 2007. UNODC's homicide data is from 2010 and 2009, depending on the country.

SOURCE: UNODC, Small Arms Survey, Guardian Datablog. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post. Published Dec. 17, 2012.