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Anguilla — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual homicides by any means total

2014: 41
2013: 1
2012: 5
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 11 2 3
2007: 4
2006: 5
2005: 0
2004: 2
2003: 1
2002: 2
2001: 0
2000: 1
1999: 03
1998: 0
1997: 1
1996: 0
1995: 1

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2014: 27.661
2013: 6.99
2012: 35.38
2011: 0.0
2010: 0.0
2009: 7.37
2008: 7.481 2 3
2007: 30.43
2006: 38.751 2 3 4
2005: 0.01 2 3
2004: 16.2
2003: 8.321 2 3 4
2002: 17.11 2 3
2001: 0.0
2000: 9.03
1999: 0.03
1998: 0.0
1997: 9.8
1996: 0.0
1995: 10.2

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Anguilla, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 41
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 13

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Anguilla, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 24.875
2013: 6.35
2012: 25.94
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2006: 7.13

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn Anguilla, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2014: 100%1
2013: 100%
2012: 80%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2006: 24.0%3

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Imports

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Anguilla is reported by Customs to be US$12,1506 (2011)

MeasuresGun Regulation

Right to Possess Firearms

In Anguilla, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law7 8

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Anguilla, only licensed gun owners9 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Anguilla stipulates10 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Anguilla, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required9 for a firearm licence

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Tracing

In Anguilla, state authorities carry out11 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

MeasuresInternational Controls

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Anguilla is not a Member State of the United Nations12

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list13 Anguilla as a Participating State


Short References

1.

Igarapé Institute.2015.‘Homicides and Homicide Rates 2000 to 2014 - Anguilla.’ Homicide Monitor 2015.Rio de Janeiro:Igarapé Institute,24 June. (Q11093)Full Citation

2.

UNODC.2014.‘Homicides in Anguilla.’ Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),10 April. (Q10020)Full Citation

3.

UNODC.2013.‘Homicide in 207 Countries - Anguilla.’ Global Study on Homicide 2011: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,26 June. (Q6231)Full Citation

4.

Petrini, Benjamin.2011.‘Latin America and the Caribbean, 1995-2008, Total Recorded Intentional Homicide, Completed, Rate per 100,000 Population.’ World Bank Homicide Rate Dataset 1995-2008.Washington, DC:Social Development Department, World Bank,10 February. (Q3817)Full Citation

5.

GunPolicy.org.2016.‘Calculated Rates - Anguilla.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base.Suitland, MD:US Census Bureau Population Division,13 March. (Q11202)Full Citation

6.

Marsh, Nicholas.2014.‘Database of Authorised Transfers of Small Arms and Light Weapons.’ NISAT Small Arms Trade Database.Oslo:Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers,22 December. (Q16)Full Citation

7.

Sherman, Amy and Tom Ginsburg.2014.‘Gun Rights in National Constitutions.’ Marco Rubio Says Second Amendment Is Unique in Speech to NRA.Miami, FL:Miami Herald (PolitiFact Florida),29 April. (Q8507)Full Citation

8.

Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton. 2013. ‘U.S. Gun Rights Truly Are American Exceptionalism.’ Bloomberg (USA). 7 March. (N422) Full Citation

9.

Anguilla.2016.‘Firearm Licences.’ Government of Anguilla.The Valley:Government of Anguilla,8 March. (Q11641)Full Citation

10.

Anguilla.2015.‘Seizure of Firearm or Other Dangerous Weapons.’ Domestic Violence Act 2014.The Valley:House of Assembly of Anguilla,19 January. (Q11642)Full Citation

11.

Caribbean Net News. 2009. ‘US and Nine Caribbean Islands Sign Agreement to Help Trace Illegal Guns.’ 1 April. (N165) Full Citation

12.

UN.2013.‘Member States of the United Nations.’ UN.org Web Site.New York, NY:United Nations General Assembly,7 April. (Q290)Full Citation

13.

Wassenaar Arrangement.1996.‘Introduction: Participating States.’ Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies.Vienna:Wassenaar Secretariat,12 July. (Q19)Full Citation