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ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Anguilla, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 51
2017: 1
2016: 2
2015: 4
2014: 3
2013: 2
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 2
2004: 1
2003: 1

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2018: 29.261
2017: 5.97
2016: 12.18
2015: 24.87
2014: 19.04
2013: 12.97
2012: 26.50
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2006: 15.25
2004: 8.03
2003: 8.26

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Anguilla, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 51
2017: 1
2016: 2
2015: 4
2014: 31
2013: 2
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 2
2004: 1
2003: 1

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Anguilla, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2018: 61.471
2017: 12.51
2016: 25.47
2015: 51.87
2014: 39.62
2013: 26.91
2012: 54.85
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2006: 31.03
2004: 16.25
2003: 16.65

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Anguilla, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 01
2017: 0
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 0
2004: 0
2003: 0

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Anguilla, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2018: 0.001
2017: 0.00
2016: 0.00
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2004: 0.00
2003: 0.00

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual homicides by any means total

2014: 42
2013: 1
2012: 5
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 13 4 5
2007: 4
2006: 5
2005: 0
2004: 2
2003: 1
2002: 2
2001: 0
2000: 1
1999: 05
1998: 0
1997: 1
1996: 0
1995: 1

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

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

2014: 28.342
2013: 7.17
2012: 36.25
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 6.93
2008: 7.09
2007: 29.03
2006: 37.17
2005: 0.03 4 5
2004: 15.65
2003: 8.03
2002: 16.51
2001: 0.0
2000: 8.75
1999: 0.05
1998: 0.0
1997: 9.8
1996: 0.0
1995: 10.2

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual male homicides by any means total

2018: 51
2017: 2
2014: 46
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 07
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 2
2006: 4
2005: 0
2004: 2
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 0
2000: 1

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

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

2018: 60.421
2017: 24.59
2013: 13.21
2012: 13.46
2011: 0.007
2010: 0.00
2009: 14.26
2008: 14.55
2006: 60.69
2005: 0.00
2004: 31.70
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 0
2000: 17.55

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 11
2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 07
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 0
2004: 0
2003: 1
2002: 2
2001: 0

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

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

2017: 11.171
2016: 0.00
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: 0.00
2003: 15.89
2002: 32.74
2001: 0.00
2000: 0.00

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Anguilla, annual firearm homicides total

2018: 51
2017: 1
2014: 01
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 15

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 28.701
2017: 5.85
2014: 0.00
2013: 6.35
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2006: 15

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2014: 100%3
2013: 100%
2012: 80%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2006: 24.0%5

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Anguilla, annual male firearm homicides total

2018: 51
2017: 1
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1
2018: 60.42
2017: 12.29
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 13.21
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Anguilla, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 01
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.001
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 00.00
2010: 0.00

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual suicides by any means total

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0

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

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

2014: 0.001
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 6.63
2010: 0.00

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual male suicides by any means total

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0

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

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

2014: 0.001
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 13.71
2010: 0.00

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual female suicides by any means total

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

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

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

2014: 0.001
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 13.71
2010: 0.00

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Anguilla, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.001
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Anguilla, annual male firearm suicides total

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.001
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Anguilla, annual female firearm suicides total

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.001
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Anguilla, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 21
2015: 4
2014: 3
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 11.941
2015: 24.36
2014: 18.65
2013: 6.35
2012: 25.94
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 7.43
2005:
2004: 7.82
2003: 8.03

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Anguilla, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2016: 21
2015: 4
2014: 3
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 25.021
2015: 50.94
2014: 38.90
2013: 13.21
2012: 53.82
2006: 15.17
2004: 15.87
2003: 16.25

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Anguilla, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.001
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Anguilla, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence8 9

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Imports

In Anguilla, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law10

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Anguilla is reported by Customs to be US$

2019: 19,00011
2018: 7,000
2017: 13,000
2015: 5,000
2011: 12,000
2010: 26,000
2009: 3,000
2007: 20,000
2006: 4,000
2005: 7,000

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Anguilla includes the The Firearms Act of 15 December 201412

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Anguilla are regulated by the Governor and the Commissioner of Police13

Right to Possess Firearms

In Anguilla, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law14 15

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Anguilla, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic weapons and ammunition containing any noxious liquid, gas, or thing16

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Anguilla, private possession of fully automatic weapons is restricted16

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Anguilla, only licensed gun owners17 18 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Anguilla must pass a background check which considers criminal19 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Anguilla stipulates20 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Anguilla, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required17 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Anguilla, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every 1 year21

Firearm Registration

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Anguilla, licensed firearm dealers are required22 23 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Anguilla, licensed gun makers are required9 23 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Anguilla, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited without a valid firearms licence24 22

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Anguilla, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful24 22 25

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Anguilla include22 25 9 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Anguilla, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited if the bearer is not explicitly authorised to do so26

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Anguilla, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm27 is 14 years28

MeasuresInternational Controls

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Anguilla is not a Member State of the United Nations29

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list30 Anguilla as a Participating State

BackgroundSustainable Development Goal Profile

About SDG 16

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals set by the United Nations to be implemented by all member states by 2030. Adopted in 2015, they outline a vision of development in which peace and security are an integral part. SDG 16,31 which seeks to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development,” includes targets and indicators focused on reducing violence (Target 16.1) and the proliferation of illicit arms (Target 16.4). The indicators – or measurement criteria – of these targets include the number of victims of intentional homicide (Indicator 16.1.1), the number of conflict-related deaths (Indicator 16.1.2), and the number of illicit firearms collected and traced (Indicator 16.4.2). In light of these targets and indicators, GunPolicy.org provides granular national data pertaining to homicides, gun homicides, conflict deaths, disarmament efforts, and marking and tracing.

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual homicides by any means total

2014: 42
2013: 1
2012: 5
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 13 4 5
2007: 4
2006: 5
2005: 0
2004: 2
2003: 1
2002: 2
2001: 0
2000: 1
1999: 05
1998: 0
1997: 1
1996: 0
1995: 1

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

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

2014: 28.342
2013: 7.17
2012: 36.25
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 6.93
2008: 7.09
2007: 29.03
2006: 37.17
2005: 0.03 4 5
2004: 15.65
2003: 8.03
2002: 16.51
2001: 0.0
2000: 8.75
1999: 0.05
1998: 0.0
1997: 9.8
1996: 0.0
1995: 10.2

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual male homicides by any means total

2018: 51
2017: 2
2014: 46
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 07
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 2
2006: 4
2005: 0
2004: 2
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 0
2000: 1

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

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

2018: 60.421
2017: 24.59
2013: 13.21
2012: 13.46
2011: 0.007
2010: 0.00
2009: 14.26
2008: 14.55
2006: 60.69
2005: 0.00
2004: 31.70
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 0
2000: 17.55

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Anguilla, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 11
2014: 01
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 07
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 0
2004: 0
2003: 1
2002: 2
2001: 0

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

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

2017: 11.171
2016: 0.00
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: 0.00
2003: 15.89
2002: 32.74
2001: 0.00
2000: 0.00

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Anguilla, annual firearm homicides total

2018: 51
2017: 1
2014: 01
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 15

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 28.701
2017: 5.85
2014: 0.00
2013: 6.35
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2006: 15

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2014: 100%3
2013: 100%
2012: 80%
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2006: 24.0%5

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Anguilla, annual male firearm homicides total

2018: 51
2017: 1
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1
2018: 60.42
2017: 12.29
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 13.21
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Anguilla, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 01
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.001
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 00.00
2010: 0.00

Marking and Tracing

Firearm Tracing

In Anguilla, state authorities carry out32 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Global Peace Index

To see where Anguilla ranks, select the Link icon to open an external web page at the Global Peace Index, and then click on Anguilla on the map or in the "Select Country" menu on the right of the web page


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