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Bermuda — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

In Bermuda, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2010: 61

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2010: 8.81

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Bermuda, annual homicides by any means total

2012: 52
2011: 82 3
2010: 7
2009: 6
2008: 5
2007: 3
2006: 3
2005: 2
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 1
2001: 3
2000: 0
1999: 23
1998: 0
1997: 2
1996: 4

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

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

2012: 7.72
2011: 12.32 3
2010: 10.8
2009: 9.3
2008: 7.7
2007: 4.7
2006: 4.7
2005: 3.1
2004: 1.6
2003: 3.1
2002: 1.6
2001: 4.8
2000: 0.0
1999: 3.23
1998: 0.0
1997: 3.2
1996: 6.5

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Bermuda, annual firearm homicides total

2010: 61
2004: 03
2003: 1

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2010: 8.81
2004: 0.03
2003: 1.6

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2004: 0.0%3
2003: 50.0%

MeasuresGun Regulation

Right to Possess Firearms

In Bermuda, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law4 5

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Bermuda, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm6 is three7 to 10 years in prison8

MeasuresInternational Controls

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Bermuda is not a Member State of the United Nations9

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list10 Bermuda as a Participating State


Short References

1.

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 Bermuda.’ Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),10 April. (Q10176)Full Citation

3.

UNODC.2013.‘Homicide in 207 Countries - Bermuda.’ Global Study on Homicide 2011: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,26 June. (Q6342)Full Citation

4.

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

5.

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

6.

GunPolicy.org. 2015. ‘Penalty for Unlawful Firearm Possession.’ Definition and Selection Criteria.
Sydney School of Public Health, 22 January.
(G93) Full Citation

7.

Matthew Taylor. 2006. ‘Fears of Retaliatory Gun Battles.’ Royal Gazette (Bermuda). 26 July. (N167) Full Citation

8.

Matthew Taylor. 2006. ‘Guns for Hire.’ Royal Gazette (Bermuda). 26 July. (N166) Full Citation

9.

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

10.

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