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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 Bosnia & Herzegovina is

2020: 3360231 2
2019: 377188
2018: 333,926
2017: 1,185,0003
2016: 354,6561 4
2015: 331,990
2014: 310,494
2012: 278,831
2011: 1,143,762{q11277 }5
2010: 1,098,7625
2009: 1,143,7626
2005: 675,0007
1989: 410,5571 8

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2020: 8.779
2019: 9.82
2018: 8.68
2017: 30.75
2016: 9.19
2015: 8.59
2014: 8.02
2013: 26.79
2012: 7.19
2011: 29.46
2010: 28.28
2009: 29.43
2005: 17.34

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 206 countries, Bosnia & Herzegovina ranked at No. 5510

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a comparison of the rate of privately owned guns in 206 countries, Bosnia & Herzegovina ranked at No.1110

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2010: 34%5

Proportion of Households with Rifles

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the percentage of households with one or more rifles is reported to be

2010: 23.1%5

Proportion of Households with Handguns

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2012: 4.6%11
2010: 62.6%5

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in Bosnia & Herzegovina is reported to be

2016: 240,66512-244,17413
2015: 227,133
2014: 214,002
2013: 202,436
2012: 193,274

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Bosnia & Herzegovina is

2016: 6.239
2015: 5.88
2014: 5.53
2013: 5.22
2012: 4.98

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Bosnia & Herzegovina is reported to be

2021: 320,00014
2020: 280,0192
2019: 314,323
2018: 278,272
2017: 353,0003
2016: 295,5474
2015: 276,658
2014: 258,745
2013: 243,604
2012: 232,359
2009: 349,3966 15
2005: 353,0007
2004: 355,00015
1989: 342,1318

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Bosnia & Herzegovina is

2021: 8.369
2020: 7.31
2019: 8.18
2018: 7.23
2017: 9.16
2016: 7.66
2015: 7.16
2014: 6.69
2013: 6.29
2012: 5.99
2009: 8.99
2005: 9.07
2004: 9.16
1989: 8.38

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

ChartUnregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,16 but in Bosnia & Herzegovina there are estimated to be

22005: 322,0007
2020: 56,0041 2
2019: 314,323
2018: 278,272
2017: 832,0003
2016: 591091 4
2015: 276,658
2014: 258,745
2013: 794,3666
2012: 232,359
2011: 190,6271
2010: 183,1271
2009: 794,3666
2006: 140,39717
2004: 140,39717
1989: 68,4261 8
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Estimated Rate of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

ChartUnregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,16 but in Bosnia & Herzegovina the rate of such firearms per 100 people is estimated to be

2017: 21.599
2013: 20.46
2009: 20.44
2006: 3.60
2004: 3.62

Number of Households with Firearms

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the number of households containing one or more guns is reported to be

2012: 217,27818

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

ChartThe defence forces of Bosnia & Herzegovina are reported to have

2017: 27,30019
2016: 23,74720 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

ChartPolice in Bosnia & Herzegovina are reported to have

2017: 29,00021
2016: 12,47420 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 322
2014: 10523 24

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0822
2014: 2.71

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 322
2014: 94

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.1622
2014: 4.98

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 022
2014: 11

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2014: 0.55

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual homicides by any means total

2020: 4325
2019: 42
2018: 39
2017: 42
2016: 45
2015: 57
2014: 50
2013: 46
2012: 63
2011: 51
2010: 56
2009: 71
2008: 6626
2007: 6626 27
2006: 7328 27
2005: 7026 27
2004: 68
2003: 6827
2002: 9026
2001: 82
2000: 99

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

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2020: 1.3125
2019: 1.27
2018: 1.17
2017: 1.25
2016: 1.33
2015: 1.66
2014: 1.44
2013: 1.30
2012: 1.75
2011: 1.39
2010: 1.51
2009: 1.83
2008: 1.70
2007: 1.70
2006: 1.8628 26
2005: 1.79
2004: 1.826
2003: 1.779
2002: 2.426
2001: 2.2
2000: 2.7

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male homicides by any means total

2020: 6425
2019: 61
2018: 42
2017: 32
2016: 39
2015: 54
2014: 39
2013: 32
2012: 39
2011: 35
2010: 46
2009: 56

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

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

2020: 2.3725
2019: 1.98
2018: 1.90
2017: 1.95
2016: 1.81
2015: 2.32
2014: 2.28
2013: 1.84
2012: 2.20
2011: 1.95
2010: 2.53
2009: 3.04

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female homicides by any means total

2020: 1125
2019: 20
2018: 10
2017: 10
2016: 21
2015: 24
2014: 11
2013: 14
2012: 24
2011: 16
2010: 10
2009: 15

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

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

2020: 0.3025
2019: 0.59
2018: 0.47
2017: 0.59
2016: 0.87
2015: 1.03
2014: 0.62
2013: 0.78
2012: 1.31
2011: 0.86
2010: 0.53
2009: 0.79

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual firearm homicides total

2020: 1225
2019: 21
2018: 15
2017: 23
2016: 1925
2015: 32
2014: 23
2013: 21
2012: 40
2010: 26
2009: 35
2006: 1826
2005: 18

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2020: 0.3725
2019: 0.64
2018: 0.45
2017: 0.69
2016: 0.56
2015: 0.93
2014: 0.66
2013: 0.59
2012: 1.03
2011: 0.19
2010: 0.67
2009: 0.90
2006: 0.526
2005: 0.5

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2011: 14%29
2010: 46%
2009: 49%
2008: 12%
2007: 55%
2006: 25%
2005: 26%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 2525
2014: 17
2013: 16
2012: 25

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 1.4025
2014: 1
2013: 0.90
2012: 1.40

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 725
2014: 6
2013: 5
2012: 15

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.4025
2014: 0.30
2013: 0.30
2012: 0.80

Handgun Homicides

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 330

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0830

Long Gun Homicides

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual long gun homicides total

2014: 530

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1330

Gun Homicides (Other)

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 830

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

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.2130

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 30831
2015: 315
2014: 38622
2011: 5
2010: 29831
2007: 47227
2006: 484
2005: 466
2004: 442
2003: 453
2000: 40431
1991: 53132

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

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 7.9822
2015: 8.15
2014: 9.97
2011: 0.13
2010: 7.67
2007: 12.13
2006: 12.43
2005: 11.97
2004: 11.40
2003: 11.79
2000: 10.62
1991: 12.76

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 24331
2015: 249
2014: 31122
2011: 5
2010: 236
2000: 319

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

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

2016: 12.9131
2015: 13.21
2014: 16.4822
2011: 0.26
2010: 12.47
2000: 17.20

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 6531
2015: 67
2014: 7522
2010: 62
2000: 85

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

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

2016: 3.2831
2015: 3.38
2014: 3.7822
2010: 3.11
2000: 4.36

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual firearm suicides total

2020: 1933
2014: 7334

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 1.8822 24

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male firearm suicides total

2020: 1935
2014: 6822

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of male firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 3.6022

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female firearm suicides total

2020: 035
2014: 522

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.2522

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual handgun suicides total

2020: 633
2014: 634

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1634

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the number of long gun suicides is

2020: 333
2014: 934

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.2434

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual gun suicides (other) total

2020: 933
2014: 5834

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

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 1.5234

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 322
2014: 1236

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0822
2014: 0.31

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2016: 322
2014: 10

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.1622
2014: 0.53

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2014: 222

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1022

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2014: 336

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0836

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2014: 336

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0836

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2014: 636

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1636

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 423

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

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1022

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 222

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

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unknown-cause male shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1122

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 222

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

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unknown-cause female shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.1022

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 123

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

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0323

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 323

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

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0823

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence37 38

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law39 40 41 42 43 44 38 45 46

Firearm Exports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms exported from Bosnia & Herzegovina is reported by manufacturers to be

2020: 3,72947
2019: 13,055
2018: 1,45948
2017: 4447
2016: 907
2015: 12,393
2010: 13,799
2009: 8
2007: 4,906
2006: 6,465

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Bosnia & Herzegovina is reported by Customs to be US$

2021: 120,050,00049
2020: 88,429,000
2019: 109,039,000
2018: 114,358,000
2007: 25,661,000
2006: 18,295,000
2005: 20,879,000
2004: 9,036,000
2003: 8,834,000

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Bosnia & Herzegovina was categorized as 'unknown' (Bosnia)50

Firearm Imports

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law39 40 41 42 43 44 38 46

Firearm Imports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms imported to Bosnia & Herzegovina is reported to be

2020: 3,44347
2019: 4,532
2018: 9,672
2017: 3,381
2016: 7,285
2015: 13,03448
2010: 15,358
2009: 14,000
2007: 16,706
2006: 14,465

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

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

2021: 6,850,00051
2020: 4,367,000
2019: 5,330,000
2018: 6,127,000
2007: 3,745,000
2006: 2,667,000
2005: 3,881,000
2004: 2,040,000
2003: 2,061,000
2002:

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Bosnia & Herzegovina is low52 53 54

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law38 46 55 56

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Bosnia & Herzegovina include57 40 38 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

Transparency of Small Arms Transfers

ChartIn its annual Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer, the Small Arms Survey compares public reporting among major arms exporting nations on a scale from strong to weak (25 to zero). In recent years, Bosnia & Herzegovina scored

2020: 10.50
2019: 9.0058
2018: 10.2559
2016: 5.7560
2014: 1.5061
2013: 4.0062
2012: 8.7563
2011: 9.5064
2010: 13.0065
2009: 13.0066
2008: 13.5067
2007: 11.0068
2006: 11.2569
2005: 9.7570
2004: 0.0071

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Bosnia & Herzegovina includes the Law on Production of Arms and Military Equipment and the Law on Testing, Stamping and Marking of Small Arms and Ammunition,72 the Law on the Import and Export of Weapons and Military Equipment of 2003, as amended in 2005,38 the Law on Control of Foreign Trade of Goods and Services of Strategic Importance to the Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Criminal Code73 74

Right to Possess Firearms

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law75 76

Gun Ownership and Possession

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Bosnia & Herzegovina does not stipulate77 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Licensing Records

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, authorities maintain a record38 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the law requires78 79 15 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 Bosnia & Herzegovina, licensed gun makers are required80 81 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, State agencies are required78 79 82 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Bosnia & Herzegovina include82 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Bosnia & Herzegovina include43 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

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 signed in 200683 by Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified84 by Bosnia & Herzegovina

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 acceded to85 by Bosnia & Herzegovina

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Bosnia & Herzegovina 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 Aspects86

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Bosnia & Herzegovina against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 1887 88 89 90 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Bosnia & Herzegovina has submitted one or more national reports91 55 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated55

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated92 55

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Bosnia & Herzegovina submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was apparent55

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated55 by Bosnia & Herzegovina to other UN Member States

UNPoA International Assistance – Recipient

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been provided55 to Bosnia & Herzegovina by other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Bosnia & Herzegovina has declared93 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Bosnia & Herzegovina has been a Member State of the United Nations since 199294

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list95 Bosnia & Herzegovina 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 16,96 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 Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual homicides by any means total

2020: 4325
2019: 42
2018: 39
2017: 42
2016: 45
2015: 57
2014: 50
2013: 46
2012: 63
2011: 51
2010: 56
2009: 71
2008: 6626
2007: 6626 27
2006: 7328 27
2005: 7026 27
2004: 68
2003: 6827
2002: 9026
2001: 82
2000: 99

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

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2020: 1.3125
2019: 1.27
2018: 1.17
2017: 1.25
2016: 1.33
2015: 1.66
2014: 1.44
2013: 1.30
2012: 1.75
2011: 1.39
2010: 1.51
2009: 1.83
2008: 1.70
2007: 1.70
2006: 1.8628 26
2005: 1.79
2004: 1.826
2003: 1.779
2002: 2.426
2001: 2.2
2000: 2.7

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male homicides by any means total

2020: 6425
2019: 61
2018: 42
2017: 32
2016: 39
2015: 54
2014: 39
2013: 32
2012: 39
2011: 35
2010: 46
2009: 56

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

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

2020: 2.3725
2019: 1.98
2018: 1.90
2017: 1.95
2016: 1.81
2015: 2.32
2014: 2.28
2013: 1.84
2012: 2.20
2011: 1.95
2010: 2.53
2009: 3.04

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female homicides by any means total

2020: 1125
2019: 20
2018: 10
2017: 10
2016: 21
2015: 24
2014: 11
2013: 14
2012: 24
2011: 16
2010: 10
2009: 15

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

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

2020: 0.3025
2019: 0.59
2018: 0.47
2017: 0.59
2016: 0.87
2015: 1.03
2014: 0.62
2013: 0.78
2012: 1.31
2011: 0.86
2010: 0.53
2009: 0.79

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual firearm homicides total

2020: 1225
2019: 21
2018: 15
2017: 23
2016: 1925
2015: 32
2014: 23
2013: 21
2012: 40
2010: 26
2009: 35
2006: 1826
2005: 18

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2020: 0.3725
2019: 0.64
2018: 0.45
2017: 0.69
2016: 0.56
2015: 0.93
2014: 0.66
2013: 0.59
2012: 1.03
2011: 0.19
2010: 0.67
2009: 0.90
2006: 0.526
2005: 0.5

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2011: 14%29
2010: 46%
2009: 49%
2008: 12%
2007: 55%
2006: 25%
2005: 26%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 2525
2014: 17
2013: 16
2012: 25

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of male firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 1.4025
2014: 1
2013: 0.90
2012: 1.40

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 725
2014: 6
2013: 5
2012: 15

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the annual rate of female firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2015: 0.4025
2014: 0.30
2013: 0.30
2012: 0.80

Conflict Deaths

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

Disarmament

Authorities in Bosnia & Herzegovina are known to have97 98 42 99 100 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Surrendered in Gun Amnesty

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered in recent arms amnesty and collection programmes is reported to be

2015: 170 101
2011: 3.000 101
2003/06: 15,15197 99

Exchanged in Gun Buyback

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, the total number of firearms exchanged for monetary or in-kind compensation during recent gun buyback and disposal programmes is reported to be

2006/2010: 33297

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2021: 3,642102
2020: 3,964
2019: 3,201103
2018: 2,070
2017: 7,799104
2016: 16,939
2015: 3,586105
2014: 1,475106
2013: 5,000107
2012: 666106
2011: 6,434108

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Bosnia & Herzegovina, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2021: 2,147109
2020: 2,485
2019: 1,683110
2018: 2,140
2017: 12,501111 104 112
2016: 30,081113
2012: 30,081
2011: 3,400114
2005/10: 95,000115 97
2003/06: 15,15199
2002/07: 250,000 116

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, it is state policy117 42 45 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

Marking and Tracing

Firearm Marking

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law118 119 120

Firearm Tracing

In Bosnia & Herzegovina, state authorities carry out121 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Global Peace Index

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


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