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Aruba — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

In Aruba, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2012: 71

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

In Aruba, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2012: 6.51

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Aruba, annual homicides by any means total

2010: 42
2009: 4
2008: 5
2007: 6
2006: 10
2005: 12
2004: 2
2003: 4
2002: 5

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

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

2010: 3.92
2009: 3.9
2008: 4.9
2007: 5.9
2006: 9.9
2005: 12.0
2004: 2.0
2003: 4.1
2002: 5.3

Gun Homicides

In Aruba, annual firearm homicides total

2012: 21

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

In Aruba, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 1.91

Gun Suicides

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Aruba, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.01

Unintentional Gun Deaths

In Aruba, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2012: 51

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

In Aruba, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2012: 4.653

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Aruba is reported by Customs to be US$3,8834 (2011)

Firearm Imports

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Aruba is reported by Customs to be US$74,4314 (2011)

MeasuresGun Regulation

Right to Possess Firearms

In Aruba, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law5 6

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Tracing

In Aruba, state authorities carry out7 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

MeasuresInternational Controls

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list8 Aruba as a Participating State


Short References

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Waiselfiz, Julio Jacobo.2015.‘Number and Rate of Gun Deaths in 90 Countries (Número e taxas de mortalidade por AF segundo causa básica em 90 países do mundo).’ Violence Map: Deaths by Firearms (Mapa da Violência: Mortes Matadas por Armas de Fogo).Brasilia:Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales / Latin American Social Sciences Institute,1 January. (Q11896)Full Citation

2.

UNODC.2014.‘Homicides in Aruba.’ Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),10 April. (Q10098)Full Citation

3.

GunPolicy.org.2016.‘Calculated Rates - Aruba.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base.Suitland, MD:US Census Bureau Population Division,23 May. (Q11928)Full Citation

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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