The following Statistics have been extracted from GUN AVAILABILITY AND VIOLENT CRIME: RESEARCH EVIDENCE Note by the Crime and Criminal Justice Unit, Research and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office available online at http://www.dvc.org.uk/johnny/dunblane/homemain.html.

They ar eprovided for informational purposes you are free to draw to draw your own conclusions.

    Gun ownership    Homicide    Gun homicide    Suicide        Gun suicide
    rate per 100k   rate per lm   rate per lm    rate per I m    rate per lm
USA           85,000        9.3        6.40       12.0         7.1
Switzerland   43,000        1.5        1.40        20.4        5.8
New Zealand   29,000        2.6        0.49        14.5        2.5
Canada        24,000        2.2        0.67        12.8        3.
Australia     19,000        1.8        0.36        11.6        2.5
Britain        3,000        1.3        0.14        8.6         0.4
Japan            400        1.2        0.06        19.3        0.14
France       (23,000)       4.9        2.32        20.0        4.9

Notes
The gun homicide rate includes attempts for Switzerland and France. The French homicide rate also includes attempts. Based on a figures of 23% of households owning a gun

from Review of Firearm Statistics and Regulations in Selected Countries, Canadian Department of Justice, 1995. cited in Gun Availability and Violent Crime, Op. Cit

            Rate per million
        Homicide        Suicide            % households
        Overall    With gun    Overall    With gun    with guns

USA           75.9    44.6        124.0    72.8        48.0
Norway        12.1    3.6        142.7    38.7        32.0
Canada        26.0    8.4        139.4    44.4        29.1
Switzerland   11.7    4.6        244.5    57.4        27.2
Finland       29.6    7.4        253.5    54.3        23.2
France        12.5    5.5        223.0    49.3        22.6
New Zealand   20.2    4.7        137.7    24.1        22.3
Australia     19.5    6.6        115.8    43.2        19.4
Belgium       18.5    8.7        231.5    24.5        16.6
Italy         17.4    13.1        78.1    10.9        16.0
Sweden        13.3    2.0        182.4    21.2        15.1
Spain         13.7    3.8         64.5     4.5        13.1
W.Germany     12.1    2.0        203.7    13.8        8.9
N. Ireland    43.3    21.3        82.7    11.8        8.4
CSSR          13.5    2.6        117.8    9.5         5.2
Scotland      16.3    1.1        105.1    6.9         4.7
England        6.7    0.8        86.1    3.8          4.7
and Wales
Netherlands   11.8    2.7        117.2    2.8         1.9

Notes:
The Swiss gun ownership figure excluding military guns is 12.2%

From:
Killias, M. (1993). 'Gun ownership, suicide and homicide: an international perspective'. In, Understanding Crime and Experiences of Crime and Crime Control, del Frate, A., Zvekic, U. and van Dijk, J.J.M. (Eds.). UNICRI Publication No. 49. Rome: UNICRI. Cited in Gun Availability and Violent Crime, Op. Cit

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