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Aruba — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

StockpilesGun Numbers

Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Aruba is

2017: 3,0001

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 2.60q13434}

Government Guns

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Aruba are reported to have 7002 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Aruba, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 13
2013: 4
2012: 74
2011: 1
2010: 2

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.903
2013: 3.66
2012: 6.50
2011: 0.94
2010: 1.91

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Aruba, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 13
2013: 4
2012: 7
2011: 1
2010: 2

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Aruba, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Aruba, annual homicides by any means total

2014: 23
2013: 6
2012: 4
2011: 2
2010: 45
2009: 4
2008: 5
2007: 6
2006: 10
2005: 12
2004: 2
2003: 4
2002: 5

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

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

2014: 0.903
2013: 3.66
2012: 6.50
2011: 0.94
2010: 1.91
2009: 3.9
2008: 4.9
2007: 5.9
2006: 9.9
2005: 12.0
2004: 2.0
2003: 4.1
2002: 5.3

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Aruba, annual male homicides by any means total

2014: 23
2013: 5
2012: 3
2011: 2
2010: 46

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Aruba, annual female homicides by any means total

2014: 03
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 06

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Aruba, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 13
2013: 3
2012: 24
2011: 0
2010: 2

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.903
2013: 2.75
2012: 1.86
2011: 0
2010: 1.91

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Aruba, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 13
2014: 1
2013: 3
2012: 2
2011: 0
2010: 2

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Aruba, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 03
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Aruba, annual suicides by any means total

2014: 53
2013: 2
2012: 3
2011: 9
2010: 7

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

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

2014: 4.523
2013: 1.83
2012: 2.79
2011: 8.48
2010: 6.69

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Aruba, annual male suicides by any means total

2014: 33
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 7
2010: 6

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Aruba, annual female suicides by any means total

2014: 23
2013: 1
2012: 2
2011: 2
2010: 1

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Aruba, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.94
2010: 0

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Aruba, annual male firearm suicides total

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Aruba, annual female firearm suicides total

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Aruba, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2014: 03
2013: 1
2012: 54
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Aruba, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2014: 03
2013: 1
2012: 5
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Aruba, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 03
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Aruba is reported by Customs to be US$3,8837 (2011)

Firearm Imports

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Aruba is reported by Customs to be US$74,4317 (2011)

MeasuresGun Regulation

Right to Possess Firearms

In Aruba, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law8 9

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Tracing

In Aruba, state authorities carry out10 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

MeasuresInternational Controls

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list11 Aruba as a Participating State


Short References

1.

Karp, Aaron.2018.‘Civilian Firearms Holdings, 2017.’ Estimating Global Civilian-Held Firearms Numbers.Geneva:Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva,18 June. (Q13434)Full Citation

2.

Karp, Aaron.2018.‘Law Enforcement Firearms Holdings, 2017.’ Estimating Global Law Enforcement Firearms Numbers.Geneva:Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva,18 June. (Q13435)Full Citation

3.

WHO.2016.‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Causes of Death.’ WHO Mortality Data Base.Geneva:World Health Organisation,1 December. (Q13354)Full Citation

4.

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

5.

UNODC.2014.‘Homicides in Aruba.’ Global Study on Homicide 2013: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),10 April. (Q10098)Full Citation

6.

UNODC.2017.‘Intentional Homicide Victims by Sex.’ Crime and Drugs Data.Vienna:UNODC,19 May. (Q13356)Full Citation

7.

Marsh, Nicholas.2014.‘Database of Authorised Transfers of Small Arms and Light Weapons.’ NISAT Small Arms Trade Database.Oslo:Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers,22 December. (Q16)Full Citation

8.

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

9.

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

10.

Caribbean Net News. 2009. ‘US and Nine Caribbean Islands Sign Agreement to Help Trace Illegal Guns.’ 1 April. (N165) Full Citation

11.

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