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GunPolicy.org. 2021 ‘Calculated Rates - Japan.’ Historical Population Data - USCB International Data Base. Suitland, MD: US Census Bureau Population Division. 30 June

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Historical Population Data - Japan

Year: Total Midyear Population
2020: 125,135,727
2019: 125,555,208
2018: 125,918,130
2017: 126,215,286
2016: 126,461,255
2015: 126,656,703
2014: 126,845,084
2013: 127,038,622
2012: 127,250,763
2011: 127,491,357
2010: 127,645,939
2009: 127,704,286
2007: 127,779,038
2006: 127,727,574
2005: 127,537,189
2004: 127,693,749
2003: 127,552,251

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation:

Possession Data

Number of Privately Owned Firearms
2019: 310,4001 2
2018: 314,265
2017: 317,868
2016: 321,310
2015: 325,2213
2014: 332,024
2013: 341,710
2012: 353,870
2011: 370,171
2007: 710,0004

Calculated Rate* of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population
2019: 0.25
2018: 0.25
2017: 0.25
2016: 0.25
2015: 0.26
2014: 0.26
2013: 0.27
2012: 0.28
2011: 0.29

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners
2019: 196,5181
2018: 201,527
2017: 206,285
2016: 210,926
2015: 216,1933
2014: 225,005
2013: 236,979
2012: 251,537
2011: 271,100

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population
2019: 0.16
2018: 0.16
2017: 0.16
2016: 0.17
2015: 0.17
2014: 0.18
2013: 0.19
2012: 0.20
2011: 0.21

Number of Registered Firearms
2019: 160,4001
2018: 164,265
2017: 167,868
2016: 171,310
2015: 175,2213
2014: 182,024
2013: 191,710
2012: 203,870
2011: 220,171
2005: 413,0964

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population
2019: 0.13
2018: 0.13
2017: 0.13
2016: 0.14
2015: 0.14
2014: 0.14
2013: 0.15
2012: 0.16
2011: 0.17
2005: 0.32

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms
2018: 150,000

Calculated Rate* of Illicit Firearms per 100 population
2018: 0.12

[*Crude Rate per nn Population = Number ÷ Population x nn]

ID: Q4248

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