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The lat­est fig­ures from the US show that 11,004 peo­ple were mur­dered with a gun in 2016. To com­pare that to other coun­tries, we can look at the rate of deaths, which is the num­ber of mur­ders with a gun for ev­ery mil­lion peo­ple.

Small Arms Sur­vey fig­ures from 2010-2015 show that the US is ranked 61st in the world, with a rate of 27 gun-re­lated mur­ders for ev­ery mil­lion peo­ple. The ten worst places were all in Cen­tral/ South Amer­ica and the Caribbean. Hon­duras is ranked first, with a rate of 672 gun-re­lated mur­ders per mil­lion. The UK is very close to the bot­tom of the list, with a rate of around one (in Scot­land, the rate is almost zero).

82 chil­dren die each year in the US due to ac­ci­dents with guns

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