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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 Armenia is

2017: 186,0001
2007: 380,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 6.13
2007: 12.52

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2017 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 206 countries, Armenia ranked at No. 1211

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2017 comparison of the rate of privately owned guns in 206 countries, Armenia ranked at No.1001

Number of Registered Firearms

The number of registered guns in Armenia is reported to be

2017: 45,8821

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,4 but in Armenia there are estimated to be

2017: 140,1781

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Armenia are reported to have 509,2405 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Armenia are reported to have 18,0006 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Armenia, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 187
2017: 28
2016: 38
2015: 45
2014: 248 9 10
2013: 39
2012: 46
2011: 45
2010: 52
2009: 40
2008: 50
2007: 49
2006: 51

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.597
2017: 0.92
2016: 1.24
2015: 1.47
2014: 0.78
2013: 1.27
2012: 1.50
2011: 1.46
2010: 1.69
2009: 1.30
2008: 1.62
2007: 1.59
2006: 1.65

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Armenia, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 167
2017: 27
2016: 38
2015: 38
2014: 23
2013: 38
2012: 43
2011: 44
2010: 47
2009: 39
2008: 47
2007: 47
2006: 44

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 1.087
2017: 1.83
2016: 2.57
2015: 2.57
2014: 1.56
2013: 2.58
2012: 2.92
2011: 2.99
2010: 3.20
2009: 2.65
2008: 3.20
2007: 3.21
2006: 3

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Armenia, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 27
2017: 1
2015: 7
2014: 1
2013: 1
2012: 3
2011: 1
2010: 5
2009: 1
2008: 3
2007: 2
2006: 7

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.137
2017: 0.06
2015: 0.44
2014: 0.06
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.31
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.19
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.43

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual homicides by any means total

2020: 5211
2019: 19
2018: 6
2017: 18
2016: 15
2015: 26
2014: 8
2013: 11
2012: 7
2011: 6
2010: 10
2009: 9
2008: 18
2007: 22
2006: 16
2005: 7
2004: 83
2003: 6612
2002: 69
2001: 88
2000: 91
1999: 90
1998: 93
1997: 100
1996: 114
1995: 116

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

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

2020: 1.7511
2019: 2.47
2018: 1.69
2017: 2.38
2016: 2.96
2015: 2.56
2014: 2.47
2013: 2.17
2012: 2.25
2011: 2.47
2010: 1.95
2009: 3.16
2008: 3.15
2007: 2.50
2006: 2.613 12 14
2005: 1.913 12
2004: 2.7
2003: 2.212
2002: 2.3
2001: 2.9
2000: 3.0
1999: 2.9
1998: 3.0
1997: 3.2
1996: 3.6
1995: 3.6

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual male homicides by any means total

2020: 3611
2019: 63
2018: 3915
2017: 59
2016: 69
2015: 54
2014: 52
2013: 44
2012: 46
2011: 52
2010: 46
2009: 72
2008: 70.64
2007: 64

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

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

2020: 2.5811
2019: 4.53
2018: 2.81
2017: 4.26
2016: 5
2015: 3.93
2014: 3.80
2013: 3.24
2012: 3.40
2011: 3.86
2010: 3.42
2009: 5.32
2008: 5.18
2007: 4.65

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual female homicides by any means total

2020: 1611
2019: 10
2018: 1115
2017: 11
2016: 14
2015: 21
2014: 20
2013: 19
2012: 19
2011: 19
2010: 10
2009: 25
2008: 26
2007: 13

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

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

2020: 1.0211
2019: 0.64
2018: 0.70
2017: 0.71
2016: 0.90
2015: 1.35
2014: 1.29
2013: 1.24
2012: 1.24
2011: 1.24
2010: 0.65
2009: 1.63
2008: 1.71
2007: 0.84

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Armenia, annual firearm homicides total

2019: 1911
2018: 6
2017: 18
2016: 15
2015: 26
2014: 8
2013: 11
2012: 7
2011: 6
2010: 10
2009: 12
2008: 21
2007: 14
2006: 16
2005: 7
2004: 1912

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.6411
2018: 0.20
2017: 0.61
2016: 0.51
2015: 0.89
2014: 0.27
2013: 0.38
2012: 0.24
2011: 0.21
2010: 0.33
2009: 0.39
2008: 0.68
2007: 0.45
2006: 0.52
2005: 0.23
2004: 0.612

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 11%13
2011: 9%13 16
2010: 23%13
2009: 11%
2008: 22%
2007: 29%
2006: 20%
2005: 12%
2004: 25.3%12

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Armenia, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 1811
2016: 15
2015: 21
2014: 7
2013: 11
2012: 6
2011: 5
2010: 6
2009: 12
2008: 20
2007: 13

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.3011
2016: 1.10
2015: 1.50
2014: 0.50
2013: 0.80
2012: 0.40
2011: 0.40
2010: 0.41
2009: 0.82
2008: 1.36
2007: 0.89

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Armenia, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 011
2016: 0
2015: 5
2014: 1
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 4
2008: 1
2007: 1

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.0011
2016: 0.00
2015: 0.257
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.25
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.06

Long Gun Homicides

In Armenia, annual long gun homicides total

2012: 48

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

In Armenia, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.138

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Armenia, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 38
2012: 7

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

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

2014: 0.108
2012: 0.23

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 19217
2015: 203
2010: 173
2000: 101

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

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

2016: 6.2917
2015: 6.64
2010: 5.63
2000: 3.26

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 14917
2015: 157
2010: 136
2000: 79

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

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

2016: 10.0917
2015: 10.63
2010: 9.24
2000: 5.40

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 4317
2015: 46
2010: 37
2000: 22

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

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

2016: 2.7317
2015: 2.91
2010: 2.31
2000: 1.34

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Armenia, annual firearm suicides total

2018: 27
2017: 3
2016: 6
2015: 6
2014: 39
2013: 0
2012: 39 18
2011: 7
2010: 3
2009: 1
2006: 3

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.077
2017: 0.10
2016: 0.20
2015: 0.20
2014: 0.10
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.23
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.03
2006: 0.10

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Armenia, annual male firearm suicides total

2018: 27
2017: 3
2016: 6 2015
2014: 3
2013: 0
2012: 3
2011: 7
2010: 3
2009: 1
2006: 3

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.147
2017: 0.20
2016: 0.41
2015: 0.20
2014: 0.20
2012: 0.20
2011: 0.47
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.07
2006: 0.20

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Armenia, annual female firearm suicides total

2015: 37
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.197
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00

Long Gun Suicides

In Armenia, the number of long gun suicides is

2014: 29

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Armenia, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.079

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Armenia, annual gun suicides (other) total

2014: 19
2012: 3

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

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

2014: 0.039
2012: 0.10

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Armenia, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2018: 57
2017: 1
2015: 2
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2009: 1
2008: 1

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.167
2017: 0.03
2016:
2015: 0.07
2011: 0.03
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.03

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Armenia, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2018: 47
2017: 1
2015: 2
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2009: 1
2008: 1

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.277
2017: 0.07
2015: 0.14
2011: 0.07
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.07

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Armenia, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2018: 17
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.067
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2018: 107
2017: 8
2016: 287
2015: 207
2014: 1810
2013: 32
2012: 3210 18
2011: 29
2010: 39
2009: 26
2008: 28
2007: 35
2006: 34

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

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

2018: 0.337
2017: 0.26
2016: 0.92
2015: 0.65
2014: 0.59
2013: 1.04
2012: 1.04
2011: 0.94
2010: 1.27
2009: 0.85
2008: 0.91
2007: 1.14
2006: 1.10

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2018: 97
2017: 8
2016: 287
2015: 207
2014: 17
2013: 31
2012: 30
2011: 28
2010: 38
2009: 25
2008: 26
2007: 34
2006: 32

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

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

2018: 0.617
2017: 0.54
2016: 1.90
2015: 1.35
2014: 1.15
2013: 2.10
2012: 2.03
2011: 1.90
2010: 2.58
2009: 1.70
2008: 1.77
2007: 2.32
2006: 2.18

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2018: 17
2015: 0
2014: 1
2013: 1
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 1
2009: 1
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 2

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

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

2018: 0.067
2014: 0.06
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.12
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.12

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 510
2012: 5

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

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

2014: 0.1710
2012: 0.17

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 1310
2012: 27

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

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

2014: 0.4310
2012: 0.89

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Armenia, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2012: 17
2009: 1

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Armenia, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence19 20

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Armenia was ranked 'small'21

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Armenia, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law22 23 24 25 26 27

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Armenia is reported by Customs to be US$59,75428 (2011)

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Armenia was categorized as 'unknown'29

Firearm Imports

In Armenia, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law22 23 25 26 27

Firearm Imports (Number)

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

2012: 7730
2009: 1,122
2008: 84
2007: 250

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Armenia is reported by Customs to be US$1,419,08528 (2011)

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Armenia, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law31 32 33

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Armenia include34 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Armenia is categorised as restrictive35

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Armenia includes the Law on Arms of 1998, the Governmental Decree 2308-N of 2009,20 23 26 and the Law on Licensing of 200122

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Armenia are regulated by the Armenian Police Service24

Right to Possess Firearms

In Armenia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law36 37 26 38

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Armenia, civilians are not allowed to possess weapons that produce rapid gun fire38

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Armenia, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited38 16

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Armenia, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence38

Regulation of Handguns

In Armenia, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence38 16

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Armenia, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law38 16

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Armenia, only licensed gun owners24 26 16 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Armenia are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example self-defence, hunting or sport38

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Armenia is 18 years26

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Armenia must pass a background check which considers medical26 16 records

Firearm Safety Training

In Armenia, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required26 for a firearm licence

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Armenia, the law requires19 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Armenia, licensed gun makers are required20 19 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Armenia, State agencies are required25 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 Armenia, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited without Police permission24

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

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

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Armenia include39 40 19 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 Armenia include19 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Armenia include25 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Armenia include40 32 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Armenia, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law16

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Armenia, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm41 is up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 500 minimal salaries42 43

MeasuresInternational Controls

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 not signed44 by Armenia.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has not been signed45 by Armenia

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 ratified (accession)46 by Armenia

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Armenia 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 Aspects47

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Armenia against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 10848 49 50 51 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Armenia has submitted one or more national reports52 33 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Armenia, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated33

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Armenia, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has not been designated53 33

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated33 by Armenia to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Armenia has declared54 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Armenia has been a Member State of the United Nations since 199255

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list56 Armenia 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 16,57 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 Armenia, annual homicides by any means total

2020: 5211
2019: 19
2018: 6
2017: 18
2016: 15
2015: 26
2014: 8
2013: 11
2012: 7
2011: 6
2010: 10
2009: 9
2008: 18
2007: 22
2006: 16
2005: 7
2004: 83
2003: 6612
2002: 69
2001: 88
2000: 91
1999: 90
1998: 93
1997: 100
1996: 114
1995: 116

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

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

2020: 1.7511
2019: 2.47
2018: 1.69
2017: 2.38
2016: 2.96
2015: 2.56
2014: 2.47
2013: 2.17
2012: 2.25
2011: 2.47
2010: 1.95
2009: 3.16
2008: 3.15
2007: 2.50
2006: 2.613 12 14
2005: 1.913 12
2004: 2.7
2003: 2.212
2002: 2.3
2001: 2.9
2000: 3.0
1999: 2.9
1998: 3.0
1997: 3.2
1996: 3.6
1995: 3.6

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual male homicides by any means total

2020: 3611
2019: 63
2018: 3915
2017: 59
2016: 69
2015: 54
2014: 52
2013: 44
2012: 46
2011: 52
2010: 46
2009: 72
2008: 70.64
2007: 64

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

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

2020: 2.5811
2019: 4.53
2018: 2.81
2017: 4.26
2016: 5
2015: 3.93
2014: 3.80
2013: 3.24
2012: 3.40
2011: 3.86
2010: 3.42
2009: 5.32
2008: 5.18
2007: 4.65

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Armenia, annual female homicides by any means total

2020: 1611
2019: 10
2018: 1115
2017: 11
2016: 14
2015: 21
2014: 20
2013: 19
2012: 19
2011: 19
2010: 10
2009: 25
2008: 26
2007: 13

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

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

2020: 1.0211
2019: 0.64
2018: 0.70
2017: 0.71
2016: 0.90
2015: 1.35
2014: 1.29
2013: 1.24
2012: 1.24
2011: 1.24
2010: 0.65
2009: 1.63
2008: 1.71
2007: 0.84

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Armenia, annual firearm homicides total

2019: 1911
2018: 6
2017: 18
2016: 15
2015: 26
2014: 8
2013: 11
2012: 7
2011: 6
2010: 10
2009: 12
2008: 21
2007: 14
2006: 16
2005: 7
2004: 1912

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.6411
2018: 0.20
2017: 0.61
2016: 0.51
2015: 0.89
2014: 0.27
2013: 0.38
2012: 0.24
2011: 0.21
2010: 0.33
2009: 0.39
2008: 0.68
2007: 0.45
2006: 0.52
2005: 0.23
2004: 0.612

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 11%13
2011: 9%13 16
2010: 23%13
2009: 11%
2008: 22%
2007: 29%
2006: 20%
2005: 12%
2004: 25.3%12

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Armenia, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 1811
2016: 15
2015: 21
2014: 7
2013: 11
2012: 6
2011: 5
2010: 6
2009: 12
2008: 20
2007: 13

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 1.3011
2016: 1.10
2015: 1.50
2014: 0.50
2013: 0.80
2012: 0.40
2011: 0.40
2010: 0.41
2009: 0.82
2008: 1.36
2007: 0.89

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Armenia, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 011
2016: 0
2015: 5
2014: 1
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 4
2008: 1
2007: 1

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.0011
2016: 0.00
2015: 0.257
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.25
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.06

Conflict Deaths

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

Disarmament

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

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

2011: 71458

Small Arms Destroyed

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

2011: 36558

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Armenia, it is state policy59 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

Marking and Tracing

Firearm Marking

In Armenia, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law19 24 60

Firearm Tracing

In Armenia, state authorities do not carry out61 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Global Peace Index

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


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