Gun Ownership Vs Crime
an international perspective
Highest Gun Ownership Rate
PER 100 RESIDENTS
Highest Intentional Homicide Rate
PER 100,000 RESIDENTS
A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crimein countries internationally (more guns = less crime).
Nations with strict gun control laws have substantially higher murder ratesthan those who do not in general. In fact, the 9 European nations with the lowest gun ownership rate have a combined murder rate 3x that of the 9 European nations with the highest gun ownership rate!8