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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

ChartThe estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Australia is

2016: 3,150,0001 2 3
2012: 3,010,0004 3
2011: 2,960,0005 4 3
2010: 2,943,3636 3 7
2007: 2,750,000
2006: 2,918,454
2005: 3,050,0008
1997: 2,500,0009
1996: 3,200,000
1988: 3,500,00010
1975: 2,055,00011

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

ChartThe estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) per 100 people in Australia is

2016: 13.7012
2012: 13.67
2011: 13.60
2010: 13.6812 13 7
2007: 13.25
2006: 14.24
2005: 15.08
1997: 13.5812
1996: 17.59
1988: 21.34
1975: 14.92

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

ChartIn Australia, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be

2010: 120,79014
2006: 172,42215
2005: 192,00016

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Australia ranked at No. 2517

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Australia ranked at No. 428

Proportion of Households with Firearms

ChartIn Australia, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2005: 6.2%18
2003: 8.7%18
2000: 8%19
1994: 16.0%18
1992: 15.1%20
1989: 20.1%18 21
1988: 25%22
1979: 20%10

Proportion of Households with Rifles

In Australia, the percentage of households with one or more rifles is reported to be

1992: 12.5%20

Proportion of Households with Shotguns

In Australia, the percentage of households with one or more shotguns is reported to be

1992: 6.9%20

Proportion of Households with Handguns

ChartIn Australia, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2005: 0.3%18
2003: 1.1%
1994: 1.6%18 20
1989: 1.6%18

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in Australia is reported to be

2016: 816,0001
2012: 730,0004 23
2011: 734,0001
2010: 873,62524
2007: 731,56716
2006: 478,32625 26
2001: 764,51827 28 16 26
1997: 1,200,00029
1989: 2,381,00021

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Australia is

2016: 3.5512
2012: 3.32
2011: 3.37
2010: 4.06
2007: 3.53
2006: 2.36
2001: 3.96
1997: 6.52
1989: 14.27

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Australia is reported to be

2016: 2,890,0001 30
2012: 2,750,0004 23
2011: 2,700,0005 1 31 32
2010: 2,675,78524
2007: 2,500,00016
2006: 2,653,14025 26
2001: 2,165,17027 28 16 26
1997: 2,500,00029 9
1996: 3,200,00026
1989: 4,000,00021
1975: 1,354,700 33

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Australia is

2016: 12.5712 1
2012: 12.49
2011: 12.401
2010: 12.44
2007: 12.05
2006: 12.95
2001: 11.22
1997: 13.58
1996: 17.59
1989: 23.98
1975: 9.84

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

ChartUnlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Australia there are estimated to be

2016: 260,0002
2012: 260,0004
2011: 260,0004 34
2010: 267,5796 35 7
2007: 250,000
2006: 265,314

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

ChartUnlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Australia the rate of illicit firearms per 100 people is estimated to be

2016: 1.1312
2012: 1.18
2011: 1.19
2010: 1.24
2007: 1.20
2006: 1.29

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Australia are reported to have 113,00036 firearms

Routine Arming of Police

In Australia, police officers on routine patrol carry one or more firearms37

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Australia are reported to have 61,21138 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 23839
2015: 218
2014: 239
2013: 210
2012: 231
2011: 190
2010: 241
2009: 230
2008: 235
2007: 237
2006: 245
2005: 221
2004: 243
2003: 28939 40
2002: 292
2001: 326
2000: 32440
1999: 347
1998: 312
1997: 428
1996: 516
1995: 470
1994: 516
1993: 513
1992: 608
1991: 618
1990: 595
1989: 549
1988: 674
1987: 694
1986: 677
1985: 682
1984: 675
1983: 644
1982: 689
1981: 618
1980: 687
1979: 685

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.0441
2015: 0.96
2014: 1.06
2013: 0.94
2012: 1.05
2011: 0.87
2010: 1.12
2009: 1.08
2008: 1.12
2007: 1.14
2006: 1.20
2005: 1.09
2004: 1.22
2003: 1.46
2002: 1.49
2001: 1.69
2000: 1.70
1999: 1.84
1998: 1.68
1997: 2.32
1996: 2.84
1995: 2.61
1994: 2.90
1993: 2.91
1992: 3.49
1991: 3.59
1990: 3.51
1989: 3.29
1988: 4.11
1987: 4.30
1986: 4.26
1985: 4.35
1984: 4.35
1983: 4.20
1982: 4.54
1981: 4.14
1980: 4.70
1979: 3.29

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 21042
2013: 193
2012: 209
2011: 174
2010: 210

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 2042
2013: 15
2012: 17
2011: 14
2010: 21

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 24443
2015: 265
2014: 235
2013: 227
2012: 28543 44 45
2011: 24343 46 44 45 47 48
2010: 25843 46 49 50 45 47
2009: 272
2008: 25143 46 49 50 45 47
2007: 216
2006: 256
2005: 199
2004: 164
2003: 27846 49 50 45 47
2002: 291
2001: 30049 50 45 47
2000: 34050 45 47
1999: 34150 47
1998: 312
1997: 319
1996: 358
1995: 342
1994: 34250
1993: 360
1992: 331
1991: 351
1990: 331

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

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

2016: 1.0651
2015: 1.16
2014: 1.04
2013: 1.02
2012: 1.2951 45
2011: 1.1251 45 47 48
2010: 1.2051 45 47
2009: 1.28
2008: 1.19
2007: 1.04
2006: 1.25
2005: 0.98
2004: 0.82
2003: 1.41
2002: 1.49
2001: 1.55
2000: 1.78
1999: 1.8151 47
1998: 1.68
1997: 1.73
1996: 1.97
1995: 1.90
1994: 1.9251
1993: 2.04
1992: 1.90
1991: 2.04
1990: 1.95

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual male homicides by any means total

2015: 15152
2014: 14742
2013: 145
2012: 198
2011: 152
2010: 157

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual female homicides by any means total

2015: 8552
2014: 8842
2013: 82
2012: 87
2011: 91
2010: 87

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 4243
2015: 27
2014: 31
2013: 35
2012: 4243 53 45
2011: 3243 46 53 45
2010: 3943 46 49 54 45
2009: 3743 46 49 55 45 47
2008: 2743 46 49 45 47
2007: 2643 46 49 45 47 56
2006: 4143 46 49 45 47
2005: 1943 46 49 45 47 57
2004: 1743 46 49 47
2003: 5446 49 58 40 47
2002: 4546 49 58 40 47
2001: 4749 58 40 47
2000: 5758 40 47
1999: 50
1998: 57
1997: 79
1996: 104
1995: 67
1994: 7658 40
1993: 64
1992: 96
1991: 84
1990: 79
1989: 80
1988: 123

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.1851
2015: 0.12
2014: 0.14
2013: 0.16
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.1751 47
2008: 0.13
2007: 0.13
2006: 0.20
2005: 0.09
2004: 0.09
2003: 0.2751 58 47
2002: 0.23
2001: 0.24
2000: 0.3058 47
1999: 0.26
1998: 0.30
1997: 0.43
1996: 0.57
1995: 0.37
1994: 0.4358
1993: 0.36
1992: 0.55
1991: 0.49
1990: 0.46
1989: 0.48
1988: 0.74

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 16%59 45
2011: 12%59 45 48
2010: 12%59 45
2009: 13%59 45
2008: 12%
2007: 9%
2006: 14%
2005: 15%
2004: 17%59
2003: 15%
2002: 14%
2001: 21%59 45
2000: 20%59 47
1999: 18%
1998: 21%
1997: 22%
1996: 22%
1995: 25%
1994: 19%59
1993: 25%
1992: 20%
1991: 21%
1990: 25%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Australia, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 2342
2014: 23
2013: 28
2012: 34
2011: 26
2010: 28

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Australia, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 842
2014: 8
2013: 7
2012: 8
2011: 6
2010: 7

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual handgun homicides total

2016: 543
2015: 1
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 643 46
2010: 643 46 49
2009: 9
2008: 7
2007: 1
2006: 14
2005: 443
2004: 2
2003: 646 49
2002: 12
2001: 1349

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0251
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.07

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual long gun homicides total

2016: 2143
2015: 13
2014: 19
2013: 11
2012: 14
2011: 1743 46
2010: 2243 46 49
2009: 18
2008: 11
2007: 14
2006: 15
2005: 10
2004: 5
2003: 2446 49
2002: 20
2001: 1049

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0951
2015: 0.06
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.10
2001: 0.05

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Australia, annual gun homicides (other) total

2016: 1643
2015: 13
2014: 8
2013: 21
2012: 24
2011: 943 46
2010: 1143 46 49
2009: 1043 46 49
2008: 9
2007: 11
2006: 12
2005: 5
2004: 10
2003: 2446 49
2002: 13
2001: 2449

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0751
2015: 0.06
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.12

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 2,86260
2015: 3,027
2014: 2,861
2013: 2,568
2012: 2,580
2011: 2,39260 61
2010: 2,47860 61 62
2009: 2,335
2008: 2,340
2007: 2,227
2006: 2,118
2005: 2,101
2004: 2,098
2003: 2,21361 62 58
2002: 2,320
2001: 2,45462 58
2000: 2,36358
1999: 2,492
1998: 2,683
1997: 2,720
1996: 2,393
1995: 2,368
1994: 2,258
1993: 2,081
1992: 2,294
1991: 2,360
1990: 2,161
1989: 2,096
1988: 2,197

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

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 12.4551
2015: 13.30
2014: 12.71
2013: 11.54
2012: 11.72
2011: 10.99
2010: 11.52
2009: 10.98
2008: 11.14
2007: 10.73
2006: 10.34
2005: 10.38
2004: 10.49
2003: 11.2051 58
2002: 11.88
2001: 12.72
2000: 12.3458
1999: 13.17
1998: 14.34
1997: 14.69
1996: 13.07
1995: 13.10
1994: 12.65
1993: 11.78
1992: 13.11
1991: 13.65
1990: 12.66
1989: 12.47
1988: 13.29

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual male suicides by any means total

2014: 2,15742
2013: 1,919
2012: 1,930
2011: 1,811
2010: 1,865

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Australia, annual female suicides by any means total

2014: 70442
2013: 649
2012: 650
2011: 581
2010: 553

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Australia, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 18360
2015: 177
2014: 178
2013: 166
2012: 177
2011: 14460 61
2010: 17160 61 62
2009: 174
2008: 183
2007: 190
2006: 181
2005: 147
2004: 167
2003: 19361 62 58 40
2002: 217
2001: 26162 58 40
2000: 22258 40
1999: 269
1998: 235
1997: 329
1996: 382
1995: 388
1994: 420
1993: 431
1992: 488
1991: 505
1990: 486
1989: 450
1988: 521

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.8051
2015: 0.78
2014: 0.79
2013: 0.76
2012: 0.80
2011: 0.66
2010: 0.79
2009: 0.82
2008: 0.87
2007: 0.92
2006: 0.88
2005: 0.73
2004: 0.84
2003: 0.9851 58
2002: 1.11
2001: 1.35
2000: 1.1658
1999: 1.42
1998: 1.26
1997: 1.78
1996: 2.09
1995: 2.15
1994: 2.35
1993: 2.44
1992: 2.79
1991: 2.92
1990: 2.85
1989: 2.68
1988: 3.15

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Australia, annual male firearm suicides total

2014: 17242
2013: 158
2012: 169
2011: 137
2010: 154

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Australia, annual female firearm suicides total

2014: 642
2013: 8
2012: 8
2011: 7
2010: 12

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Australia, annual handgun suicides total

2016: 1860
2015: 17
2014: 17
2013: 23
2012: 12
2011: 1760 61
2010: 1860 61 62
2009: 17
2008: 25
2007: 15
2006: 15
2005: 14
2004: 13
2003: 2561 62
2002: 24
2001: 3462

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0851
2015: 0.07
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.10
2012: 0.05
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.12
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.07
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.12
2001: 0.18

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Australia, the number of long gun suicides is

2016: 15760
2015: 137
2014: 128
2013: 131
2012: 135
2011: 11660 61
2010: 14160 61 62
2009: 139
2008: 140
2007: 146
2006: 150
2005: 127
2004: 99
2003: 13361 62
2002: 165
2001: 17362

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.6851
2015: 0.60
2014: 0.57
2013: 0.59
2012: 0.61
2011: 0.53
2010: 0.66
2009: 0.65
2008: 0.67
2007: 0.70
2006: 0.73
2005: 0.63
2004: 0.50
2003: 0.67
2002: 0.84
2001: 0.90

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Australia, annual gun suicides (other) total

2016: 860
2015: 23
2014: 33
2013: 12
2012: 30
2011: 1160 61
2010: 1260 61 62
2009: 18
2008: 18
2007: 29
2006: 16
2005: 6
2004: 55
2003: 3561 62
2002: 28
2001: 5462

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0351
2015: 0.10
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.14
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.09
2007: 0.14
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.03
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.18
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.28

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 563
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 763 64
2010: 1163 64 65
2009: 7
2008: 5
2007: 4
2006: 8
2005: 50
2004: 54
2003: 4064 65 58 40
2002: 30
2001: 18
2000: 4558 40
1999: 28
1998: 22
1997: 19
1996: 30
1995: 15
1994: 20
1993: 18
1992: 24
1991: 29
1990: 30
1989: 19
1988: 30

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0251
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.25
2004: 0.27
2003: 0.2051 58
2002: 0.15
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.2358
1999: 0.15
1998: 0.12
1997: 0.10
1996: 0.16
1995: 0.08
1994: 0.11
1993: 0.10
1992: 0.14
1991: 0.17
1990: 0.18
1989: 0.11
1988: 0.18

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2014: 242
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 7
2010: 11

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2014: 142
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 063
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 063 64
2010: 163 64 65
2009: 0
2008: 1
2007: 0
2006: 1
2005: 063
2004: 2
2003: 364 65

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0051
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.02

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 563
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 1
2012: 3
2011: 763 64
2010: 963 64 65
2009: 5
2008: 3
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 8
2003: 1164 65
2002: 10
2001: 665

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0251
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.04
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.03

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Australia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 063
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 063 64
2010: 163 64 65
2009: 2
2008: 1
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 47
2004: 44
2003: 2664 65
2002: 20
2001: 1265

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0051
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.23
2004: 0.22
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.10
2001: 0.06

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 266
2015: 4
2014: 18
2013: 4
2012: 4
2011: 566 67
2010: 1166 67 68
2009: 8
2008: 16
2007: 11
2006: 12
2005: 466
2004: 3
2003: 258
2002: 0
1999: 269
1998: 858
1997: 3
1996: 5
1995: 3
1994: 6
1993: 6
1992: 7
1991: 5
1990: 15
1989: 13
1988: 17

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0151
2015: 0.02
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.0158
2002: 0.00
1999: 0.0169
1998: 0.0458
1997: 0.02
1996: 0.03
1995: 0.02
1994: 0.03
1993: 0.03
1992: 0.04
1991: 0.03
1990: 0.09
1989: 0.08
1988: 0.10

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 1342
2013: 4
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 17

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 542
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 2

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 166
2015: 0
2014: 1
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 066 67
2010: 266 67 68
2009: 0
2008: 1
2007: 0
2006: 1
2005: 266
2004: 0

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0051
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.00

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 066
2015: 2
2014: 7
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 466 67
2010: 266 67 68
2009: 1
2008: 4
2007: 3
2006: 2
2005: 266
2004: 2

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0051
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.03
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Australia, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 166
2015: 2
2014: 10
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 166 67
2010: 766 67 68
2009: 7
2008: 11
2007: 8
2006: 9
2005: 066
2004: 1

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Australia, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0051
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.03
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.01

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Australia, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2016: 670
2015: 7
2014: 9
2013: 2
2012: 5
2011: 2
2010: 970 71
2009: 4
2008: 4
2007: 6
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 2
2002: 1071
2001: 4
2000: 572
1999: 473
1998: 774
1997: 775

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Australia, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence76 77

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Australia was ranked 'small'78

Home-made Guns

In Australia, the prevalence of illicit craft, or 'home-made' firearm manufacture is reported to be low79 80 81 82

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Australia, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law83 84 85

Firearm Exports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms exported from Australia is reported by manufacturers to be

2017: 186
2016: 4
2015: 50
2014: 48
2013: 60
2011: 4,54087
2010: 6586
2009: 35
2008: 11
2007: 1,160
2006: 8

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Australia is reported by Customs to be US$11,077,63088 (2011)89 90

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Australia was categorized as 'major'91 92 93

Firearm Imports

In Australia, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law83 94 84 85

Firearm Imports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms imported to Australia is reported to be

2017: 3,45786
2016: 6,440
2015: 104,32395 96 97 98 99 86
2014: 98,351
2013: 88,185
2012: 90,006
2011: 72,586
2010: 73,701
2009: 57,522
2008: 58,111
2007: 47,820
2006: 39,389
2005: 38,78695 96 97 98 99
2004: 36,980
2003: 40,939
2002: 28,016
2001: 30,666
2000: 33,152
1999: 18,405
1998: 34,837
1997: 89,760
1996: 44,802
1995: 48,75197
1994: 32,928
1993: 35,881
1992: 45,305
1991: 71,675
1990: 57,222
1989: 51,502
1979: 104,149100
1978: 108,854
1977: 194,764
1976: 191,359
1975: 166,364

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Australia is reported by Customs to be US$104,812,08088 (2011)101 102 103 104 105 106 107

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Australia is low108 79 109 110 80 111 112 113 98 82 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Australia, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law123

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Australia include124 125 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

Transparency of Small Arms Transfers

ChartIn its annual Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer, the Small Arms Survey compares public reporting among major arms exporting nations on a scale from strong to weak (25 to zero). In recent years, Australia scored

2017: 12.00126
2016: 12.25127
2014: 11.25128
2013: 10.25129
2012: 10.00130
2011: 10.25131
2010: 10.25132
2009: 10.25133
2008: 11.25134
2007: 11.25135
2006: 10.00136
2005: 11.25137
2004: 11.25138

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Australia is categorised as restrictive139

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Australia includes the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) 1996,140 the National Firearms Trafficking Policy Agreement (NFTPA) 2002,141 the National Handgun Agreement (NHA) 2002,142 and the Firearms Acts and Regulations of each State and Territory143

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Australia are regulated by the local State and Territory authorities144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151

Right to Possess Firearms

In Australia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law152 153 154 155 156

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Australia, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic and semi-automatic firearms, self-loading and pump action shotguns, handguns with a calibre in excess of .38in with only narrow exemptions, semi-automatic handguns with a barrel length less than 120mm, and revolvers with a barrel length less than 100mm140 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Australia, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited, with only narrow exceptions for permanently inoperable collector's, display, or museum guns140 157 159 160 161 162 167 168 165 166 48

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Australia, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons and their lookalikes is prohibited in all but exceptional circumstances157 159 160 161 162 163 164 169

Regulation of Handguns

In Australia, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is only permitted subject to stringent conditions157 170 158 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 48

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Australia, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law157 159 160 161 162 163 164 169 48

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Australia, only licensed gun owners179 180 181 182 147 183 184 185 186 48 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Australia are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership, hunting, target shooting, firearm collection, pest control, and narrow occupational uses.187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason196 197 198

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Australia is 18 years, or as young as 11 years while under the immediate supervision of an appropriately licensed adult179 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Australia must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health, physical, addiction, domestic violence, residential and other207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 48 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Australia, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required for some licence categories in some jurisdictions216 217 218 219

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Australia stipulates207 220 221 210 222 212 223 214 224 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Australia, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required225 226 227 228 229 213 230 231 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Australia, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every one to five years depending on the licence category179 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239

Licensing Records

In Australia, authorities maintain a record240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Australia are permitted to possess only the number and type of firearms specified on their licence or acquisition permit188 250 251 252 253 147 254 255 256 254 257

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Australia are permitted to possess ammunition only for those firearms for which the purchaser is licensed, with a limit on the quantity of ammunition that may be purchased in a given period258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 257

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Australia, the law requires266 267 240 248 243 242 245 247 246 249 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Australia, licensed firearm dealers are required268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 249 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Australia, licensed gun makers are required276 249 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Australia, State agencies are required277 278 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Australia, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited unless conducted and registered by a licensed firearm dealer, or in remote locations by police258 279 280 281 282 283 284 285

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Australia, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful258 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Australia is obliged258 207 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Australia is obliged258 207 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Australia, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is limited to one firearm per acquisition permit, in accordance with the particular firearm licence category250 251 294 253 295 254 296 256 254 257

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Australia is reported to be

1999: 1,581297
1998: 1,223298

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Australia, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 28 days for a first sale or transfer, with exemptions in some states and territories for subsequent acquisition of the same type of firearm for which the owner already holds a licence250 299 294 300 301 302 213 303 304

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Australia, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events in some jurisdictions, are regulated305 306 307 308 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Australia include309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Australia include318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Australia include278 277 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Australia include326 327 328 329 330 331 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Australia, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law77

Firearm Tracing

In Australia, state authorities carry out332 333 334 335 336 337 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Australia, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are338 339 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Australia, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.196 197 340 341 342 343 344 198 48

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Australia, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.196 197 340 341 342 343 344 198 48

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Australia, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm345 is 20 years in prison, depending on the jurisdiction and category of firearm346 181 182 347 348 184 185 186 349

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Australia are known to have350 351 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

ChartIn Australia, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2017: 57,324352
2015: 3,000353
2014: 3,000354
2012: 3,485355 356 357 358
2011: 5,922356 357 358
2010: 5,798356 357
2008/11: 4,000359 357
2006: 5,15716 357
2004: 68,727360 361
1987/2015: 1,121,577362 350 351 363

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Australia, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2017: 20,174364
2015: 17,081365
2012: 3,485356
2011: 3,857
2010: 3,109
1987/2015: 1,121,577362 350 351 363

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Australia, it is not state policy366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

Pacific Islands Forum

As a member of the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia adopted the March, 2000 Nadi Framework agreement, which aims to harmonise small arms-related legislation across Oceania. In August 2003, the Nadi Framework’s draft model Weapons Control Bill was unanimously accepted for consideration by all 16 member states of the Pacific Islands Forum374 375

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development, was signed in 2006376 by Australia.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified377 by Australia

United Nations Firearms Protocol

The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition has been signed, but not yet ratified378 by Australia

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Australia committed to a consensus decision of the United Nations to adopt, support and implement the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects379

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Australia against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 22380 381 382 383 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Australia has submitted one or more national reports384 385 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Australia, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated386 385

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Australia, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated386 385

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Australia submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was apparent386 385 387

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 by Australia to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Australia has declared396 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Australia has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1945397

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists398 Australia as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

For a profile of conflict in Australia, select the Link icon to open an external web page from the UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia at Uppsala University

Global Peace Index

To see where Australia ranks, select the Link icon to open an external web page at the Global Peace Index


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200.

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201.

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210.

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218.

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219.

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220.

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221.

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222.

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223.

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225.

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226.

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227.

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228.

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229.

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238.

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240.

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244.

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253.

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254.

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255.

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260.

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261.

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263.

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266.

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270.

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