This map layer shows the number of small arms and light weapons per country in reference to 100 inhabitants, grouped into five categories, for the year 2017.

Example of how to read the map:

In 2017, there were 120.5 small arms or light weapons as per 100 inhabitants in the USA.


  • Small Arms Survey

    The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, University of Geneva. It publishes data concerning small arms and light weapons on different topics and areas on an annual basis.


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