Americans and guns: seven visual graphs
I know the statistics about the cult of weapons in the United States in connection with the recent mass murder in Las Vegas.
The biggest mass murder in US history again raised questions about the rights to possession of firearms and the introduction of more stringent restrictions on its sale.
According to a study by 2017, about 40% of Americans say they own a gun or live in a family where there is a weapon; the number of murders involving firearms in the United States is the highest in the developed world.
How many Americans are killed by bullets in comparison with other countries
More than 11 thousand Americans were killed in the U.S. in 2016 from firearms. It is about two-thirds of all cases of violent death, including premeditated murder and manslaughter.
Where in the world the most gun owners
Although precise figures on this are difficult to obtain, USA on this option, firmly occupy the first place in the world, as the Americans have around 270 million weapons.
In Europe the number of weapons per capita, the leaders are Switzerland and Finland. In both countries continue military service by conscription for all men over the age of 18.
What is the statistics of mass murder in the United States
Since 1982 in the United States reported more than 90 cases of mass murder with a firearm in these statistics are cases when as a result of indiscriminate shooting at people were killed four people and more.
However, the total number of deaths in this category of crimes is only a tiny fraction of the total number of deaths caused by firearms.
In 2015, the number of suicides using firearms, almost twice the number of murders involving firearms, and in recent years the number of suicides is increasing.
Suicide by firearm accounted for almost half of all suicides in the United States, according to the Center for control and prevention of diseases and the American Foundation of suicide prevention.