Gun Statistics


Here is a collection of gun statistic we find interesting. Send us a note if you find others that we should include.

Small Arms Survey

There are an estimated 900 million small arms in circulation worldwide, produced by more than 1,000 companies from nearly 100 countries. There are 270 million privately owned firearms in the US or .9 firearms per American.

ATF Statistics Page

There were 826,393 NFA firearms (full auto, suppressors, short barrels, etc) processed in 2010.

National Crime Victimization Survey

Firearms are used defensively about 100,000 per year

FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics (UCR)

In 2009, there were an estimated 2,199,125 burglaries. Of all burglaries, 61.0 percent involved forcible entry, 32.6 percent were unlawful entries (without force), and the remainder (6.5 percent) were forcible entry attempts.

American Firearms Institute

The offender was armed in 33% of all violence by a stranger and in a 16.5% of all violence committed by an intimate. About 2% of victims of violent crime used a weapon to defend themselves.

Center for Disease Control

Centers for Disease Control Division of Violence Prevention

CDC Nationa Vital Reports  in 2002 firearms accounted for only 0.8% of deaths by comparison medical complications were responsible for 3.1% of deaths and drown was 3.9% of total deaths.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Crime Estimates by State 1960-2008

Office for Victims of Crime

Institute for Law and Justice, Research and Evaluation

Armed: New Perspectives on Gun Control. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2001 - Kleck G, Bates D. Chapter 7.

Firearms are used over 2.5 millions times per year in self defense.

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