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Karp, Aaron. 2012 ‘Estimated Civilian Gun Ownership.’ Measurement and Use of Statistical Data to Analyze Small Arms in the Caribbean and Latin America; Figure 2, pp. 5-6. Mexico City: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Center of Excellence, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). 28 April

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Figure 2: Estimated civilian gun ownership

Country: Population 2010 - Civilian small arms - Civilian small arms per 100 people

Antigua & Barbuda: 105,000 - 6,000 - 5.7
Argentina: 40,700,000 - 3,600,000 - 8.8
Bahamas: 345,000 - 75,000 - 21.7
Barbados: 256,000 - 9,000 - 3.5
Belize: 313,000 - 32,000 - 10.2
Bolivia: 10,000,000 - 250,000 - 2.5
Brazil: 195,000,000 - 16,800,000 - 8.6
Chile: 17,100,000 - 1,750,000 - 10.2
Colombia: 46,300,000 - 3,200,000 - 6.9
Costa Rica: 4,640,000 - 400,000 - 8.6
Cuba: 11,200,000 - 220,000 - 2.0
Dominican Republic: 10,200,000 - 600,000 - 5.9
Ecuador: 13,800,000 - 350,000 - 2.5
El Salvador: 6,190,000 - 450,000 - 9.7
Guatemala: 14,400,000 - 1,200,000 - 11.1
Guyana: 761,000 - 155,000 - 20.4
Haiti: 10,200,000 - 200,000 - 2.0
Honduras: 7,610,000 - 850,000 - 9.9
Jamaica: 2,730,000 - 180,000 - 6.6
Mexico: 111,000,000 - 15,000,000 - 13.5
Nicaragua: 5,800,000 - 450,000 - 7.8
Panama: 3,500,000 - 450,000 - 12.9
Paraguay: 6,500,000 - 1,000,000 - 15.4
Peru: 29,500,000 - 750,000 - 2.5
Puerto Rico: 4,000,000 - 800,000 - 20.0
Suriname: 524,000 - 75,000 - 14.3
Trinidad & Tobago: 1,340,000 - 30,000 - 2.2
Uruguay: 3,370,000 - 1,100,000 - 32.6
Venezuela: 29,000,000 - 3,250,000 - 11.2

Totals: 586,384,000 - 53,532,000 - 9.1

Sources: see individual country summaries in the same publication

ID: Q8972

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