Top 10 Gun Death By Country in The World 2023

Gun violence in any region comprises firearms, such as cannons, shotguns, rifles, or machine guns, basically violence against the weapons. Any person may suffer from firearms, but gun violence affects people of color, women, and other disadvantaged social groups overwhelmingly in some circumstances.

Sometimes the very sight of guns can endanger people and cause them to be afraid of life, with serious and lasting psychological consequences on people and whole populations. Fear of gun abuse will also negatively affect people’s right to schooling or health care if they are too scared to go into classrooms or health care facilities.

About 2,000 people are wounded every day by gunshots, and around the world, at least 2 million are injured by firearms. Firearms have shot and wounded almost 134,000 people in the USA in 2017. Millions suffer from serious and long-term traumatic consequences for victims, families, and their broader communities from armed conflict or the risk of gun violence.

In Germany, the murder of guns is almost as unusual as in the United States, the murder of dropping objects. Around two people are killed in a gun murder out of a million. Some people require lifelong and permanent treatment, and many more lose their capacity to work, particularly in stressful jobs.

Nevertheless, almost no programs provide sufficient long-term treatment, recovery, and retraining. Gun violence has caused a chronic public safety epidemic – and remarkably small government response to victims, family members, and the healthcare service.

So, here’s the list of Top 10 gun death countries in the world 2023:

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10. Nicaragua

Homicide Rate:3.72
Firearm Death Rate:4.68
Total Death number:306

U.S. citizens in Nicaragua were victims of murder; robbery was the most common crime reported. American citizens in Nicaragua have also reported sexual assaults and other violent crimes. Several Nicaraguans have been victims of gunshots, firearms killing, and violence against women remains a concern in general. The drug trafficking and associated criminal elements increased as Nicaraguan security forces seized several large-scale drug shipments and large bulk cash and made several arrests. The latest official crime statistics by the Nicaraguan Government show that the total homicide rate was 11:100,000. The homicide rate was 19 – almost double the national average in the southern Caribbean Coast. Many Nicaraguan areas have homicidal rates significantly over the national average.

9. Costa Rica

Homicide Rate:5.63
Firearm Death Rate:6.3
Total Death number:318

Costa Rica is a Central American nation with a remarkable record of crime concerning its neighbors. It is one of the few nations that abolished their nation’s armed forces. This country has had a steady past and has managed to develop its economy. However, criminal activity has increased markedly since 2000. The local population has been overwhelmed by increasing domestic illegal activity, such as robbery, firearms murders, and organized crime. In the past, it was 2015 that had the highest homicide rates. The Costa Rican Star is currently reporting a drop in the homicide rate in areas across Costa Rica. This decrease is mainly in the San Jose and Guanacaste regions, where figures have decreased respectively by 19 and 62 percent. 

8. Barbados

Homicide Rate:3.12
Firearm Death Rate:6.6
Total Death number:19

Since 2010, there have been under 35 victims a year of intentional homicides registered in Barbados. Twenty-eight people were reported to have been killed in 2018, down from 30 a year ago. In 2010 and 2015, 31 killings, which makes it the deadliest year for the Caribbean country in the specified period, were killed voluntarily. The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) had been exceptionally busy in 2020, with a total of 49 murders at the end of the year, which exceeded both 2019 and 2018. Throughout the year, shootings dominated media coverage, and most of the 49 recorded assassinations were related to firearms. 21 out of 27 unnatural deaths were reported in September. Meanwhile, Barbados recorded about 22 murders in the first half of 2020, with 15 involving guns

7. Paraguay

Homicide Rate:5.78
Firearm Death Rate:7.76
Total Death number:546

In recent years, crime in Paraguay has increased, with criminals often targeting rich people. Although most crime in Paraguay is nonviolent, the use of arms has increased, and extreme violence has occurred. The homicide rate was 9.7 per 100,000 in 2012 in Paraguay. In 2019, Paraguay claimed a total of 649 killings. This was down to 9.29 per 100,000 in 2020, with 617 killings recorded. Last year, in 2020, in which the latest gender-based homicide rates are available, women constituted 11.2% of the total, and 88.8% of men were victims. A further reduction in Paraguay’s homicide rate of 5.1 per 100,000 was seen in 2020, for which the latest statistics are available. In urban and rural areas, armed robbery, car theft, and invasion of the homeland are a problem. Street crime is prevalent in towns, including a selection of pocketing, mugging and gunshots.

6. Montenegro

Homicide Rate:2.42
Firearm Death Rate:8.91
Total Death number:56

During the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, Montenegro’s organized criminal circles grew rich and powerful, cocaine traffickers and money laundering gangs are particularly active in Kotor. In a few cases, according to Mans, the Montenegrin NGO focusing on organized criminal activity and corruption has operated with the confirmation of officials and governmental institutions, which it says are “overwhelming challenges” in the country. There are 700 documented organized criminals operating in Montenegro, and in Europe, in particular, Serbia and Slovenia, there are gangs outside Montenegro. The gangs specialize in the trafficking of cigarettes, drugs, and firearms. In 2019, Montenegro’s homicidal rate was 2.2 for 100 thousand inhabitants. While the homicide rate in Montenegro has fluctuated considerably in recent years, it has been declining to a level of 2.2 per 100,000 population in 2018 by 2004-2018.

5. Uruguay

Homicide Rate:4.78
Firearm Death Rate:11.52
Total Death number:399

The Government of Uruguay revealed last month that in 2018 homicides in Uruguay rose 46%. This dramatic increase reflects increased public support for tougher crime policies and will likely lead in the coming presidential campaigns. The number of deaths was 414 in 2019, up from 284 in 2018. Therefore, the official homicide rate in Uruguay amounted to 11.8 per 100,000 people, the highest in the history of the country. In particular, the data from the Government shows that from 170 homicides in 2017 to 296 in the following year, non-gun-related assassinations increased only by five counts. Violent crime also rose sharply compared to 2017, with an increase in the exacerbated robbery of 53.8 percent. The Government has affirmed that, in organized criminal groups and drug traffickers, most deaths (47 percent) were counted.

4. Panama

Homicide Rate:14.36
Firearm Death Rate:15.11
Total Death number:641

In the history of Panama, a threat assessment of 2012 by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime found an important hub for the regional arms business (UNODC). The geographical position makes it the natural destination for arms to travel through Central America and leave the United States where weapons laws are imposed. The guns are then moved from Panama to Colombia from the country and often south. The logic behind easing restrictions on imports of firearms in Panama is difficult to see at a time when killings are on the rise, especially since such weapons have long been a driving force behind violence in both Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the world’s most murderous regions. Panamanian authorities have not yet provided further information regarding the new rules, but reopening imports of weapons risks exacerbate criminal arms groups’ problem. Similar criticism has been made of the proposed easing of arms legislation in countries like Brazil.

3. Jamaica

Homicide Rate:30.38
Firearm Death Rate:30.72
Total Death number:905

There are some areas in Jamaica, in particular cities such as Kingston, Montego Bay, and the Spanish Town, which is highly affected by firearms. According to United Nations estimates, Jamaica has been one of the world’s highest murder rates for many years. The situation was called “a national challenge of unprecedented proportions,” former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson described it. The murder rate was 3.9 for every 100,000 population in 1962, one of the lowest in the world, when Jamaica gained independence. In 2005, Jamaica had 1.674 assassinations per 100000 people at a murder rate of 58. Jamaica had the world’s highest killing rate that year. The Jamaican parliament voted in November 2008 to retain the death penalty, carried out by suspension. In 2018, Jamaica recorded 1,287 killings by gunshots.

2. Swaziland

Homicide Rate:37.16
Firearm Death Rate:37.16
Total Death number:426

In a nation of 8.3 million people, there are about 2 million secret weapons in the country. In 2016, 47 homicides with firearms were attempted in the country. Swaziland often argues that additional rules on arms ownership are unnecessary in the National Rifles Association. Since 2001, when the local parliament in Zug stormed a man killing 14 people and then himself, Switzerland hasn’t seen a mass shooting. The National Rifle Association often mentions it as an example of why more gun ownership rules do not have to be implemented. In 2016, the NRA indicated on their blog that the neutral European country has one of the lowest murder rates globally but still has millions of private weaponry and some arms for hunting that do not even need permission. But Swiss regulations and rules on the use of guns are quite specific in the country.

1. El Salvador

Homicide Rate:26.49
Firearm Death Rate:45.6
Total Death number:2,942

In 2018, the disintegration of the so-called gang’s truce negotiated between the MS 13 and the Revolutionaries Sureños faction of the Barrio 18 Streets gang in 2012 led El Salvador to close with 20 murders by gunshots per day, making it one of the worst countries in the world. The truce’s demolition that happened after the Government had disclosed its secret provision. The record shows that El Salvador has achieved its lowest death rate in recent history, a massive drop of 1.630 deaths in the same period in 2019. Bukele continually mentions the murder plunge on Twitter and highlights his Territorial Control Plan, which deployed more than 5,000 police and soldiers for criminal gangs one year ago.

So, these are all about the Top Ten Gun Deaths Countries in the World! If you want to take a glimpse at the ranking of all the countries in the world along with their respective homicide rate, then have a look below:

RankCountryFirearm Death RateHomicide Rate
1El Salvador45.626.49
9Costa Rica6.35.63
28New Zealand1.070.11


In many countries in the world, gun violence is an important issue. In countries such as Japan, the U.K., Norway, and Australia, gun losses are incredibly rare. These countries have introduced incentives or adopted laws to reduce the number of handguns in the possessions of civilians.

Sophia Wadke
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