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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 Georgia is

2017: 402,0001
2007: 330,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 10.101
2007: 7.32

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Georgia ranked at No. 1003

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Georgia ranked at No. 792

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Georgia is reported to be

2017: 159,0001
2007: 159,0002

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Georgia is

2007: 3.324

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,5 but in Georgia there are estimated to be

2017: 243,0001

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Georgia are reported to have 63,9506 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Georgia are reported to have 41,0007 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1,6238
2016: 1,571
2015: 1,445
2014: 1,391
2013: 1,262
2012: 1,286
2011: 1,232
2010: 1,223
2009: 1,247
2008: 1,177
2007: 629 10 11 12
2006: 66
2005: 102
2004: 9313 11
2003: 9213
2001: 1749 10 11 12
2000: 121
1999: 117
1998: 63

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2017: 15.568
2016: 15.24
2015: 14.15
2014: 13.78
2013: 12.63
2012: 12.96
2011: 12.55
2010: 12.62
2009: 12.96
2008: 12.38
2007: 1.29
2006: 1.37
2005: 2.13
2004: 1.96
2003: 1.94
2001: 3.63
2000: 2.51
1999: 2.41
1998: 1.29

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 1,3568
2016: 1,329
2015: 1,192
2014: 1,156
2013: 1,051
2012: 1,042
2011: 1,017
2010: 1,025
2009: 1,026
2008: 956
2007: 54

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 26.728
2016: 26.47
2015: 2.8414
2014: 2.20
2013: 1.82
2012: 1.27
2011: 1.10
2010: 0.77
2009: 2.59
2008: 20.57
2007: 2.35

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2017: 2678
2016: 242
2015: 253
2014: 235
2013: 211
2012: 244
2011: 215
2010: 198
2009: 221
2008: 221
2007: 8

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.1614
2014: 0.35
2013: 0.16
2012: 0.08
2011: 0.12
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.32
2008: 4.55
2007: 0.32

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Georgia, annual homicides by any means total

2017: 8098
2016: 800
2015: 727
2014: 650
2013: 628
2012: 654
2011: 613
2010: 633
2009: 629
2008: 708
2007: 49
2006: 32315 16
2005: 403
2004: 29815 13
2003: 302
2002: 29215 17
2001: 263
2000: 23915 18
1999: 24418
1998: 243
1997: 28517
1996: 270
1995: 391

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

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

2017: 7.768
2016: 7.76
2015: 7.12
2014: 6.44
2013: 6.28
2012: 6.59
2011: 6.25
2010: 6.53
2009: 6.54
2008: 7.45
2007: 1.02
2006: 7.315 16
2005: 9.0
2004: 6.615 13
2003: 6.6
2002: 6.315 17
2001: 5.6
2000: 5.015 18
1999: 4.8618
1998: 4.47
1997: 5.817
1996: 5.4
1995: 7.7

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Georgia, annual male homicides by any means total

2017: 6508
2016: 662
2015: 577
2014: 512
2013: 493
2012: 490
2011: 483
2010: 497
2009: 467
2008: 549
2007: 41

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

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

2017: 12.818
2016: 13.19
2015: 2.5014
2014: 2.50
2013: 1.40
2012: 1.23
2011: 0.64
2010: 0.47
2009: 0.95
2008: 11.81
2007: 1.78

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Georgia, annual female homicides by any means total

2017: 1598
2016: 138
2015: 150
2014: 138
2013: 135
2012: 164
2011: 130
2010: 136
2009: 162
2008: 159
2007: 8

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

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

2017: 2.978
2016: 2.61
2015: 2.87
2014: 2.67
2013: 2.64
2012: 3.24
2011: 2.59
2010: 2.74
2009: 3.29
2008: 3.27
2007: 1.95

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia, annual firearm homicides total

2017: 6668
2016: 653
2015: 581
2014: 506
2013: 472
2012: 481
2011: 439
2010: 443
2009: 456
2008: 515
2007: 29
2006: 81
2005: 93
2004: 9013 9 17
2003: 92
2001: 1359
2000: 82
1999: 71
1998: 38

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 6.398
2016: 6.33
2015: 5.69
2014: 5.01
2013: 4.72
2012: 4.85
2011: 4.47
2010: 4.57
2009: 4.74
2008: 5.42
2007: 0.60
2006: 1.68
2005: 1.94
2004: 1.9513 9 17
2003: 2.02
2001: 3.089
2000: 1.86
1999: 1.59
1998: 0.85

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2010: 13%15
2009: 16%
2008: 17%
2007: 14%
2006: 25%
2005: 23%
2004: 28.5%17
2003: 30.5%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual male firearm homicides total

2017: 5688
2016: 566
2015: 482
2014: 426
2013: 387
2012: 380
2011: 362
2010: 376
2009: 368
2008: 414
2007: 26

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.8114
2014: 0.55
2013: 0.34
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.30
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.35
2008: 8.91
2007: 1.13

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual female firearm homicides total

2017: 988
2016: 87
2015: 99
2014: 80
2013: 85
2012: 101
2011: 77
2010: 67
2009: 88
2008: 101
2007: 3

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.1214
2014: 0.16
2013: 1.66
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.04
2010: 1.35
2009: 0.08
2008: 2.08
2007: 0.12

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 59
2013: 5
2011: 4
2010: 1
2009: 4
2007: 1
2006: 2
2005: 1
2004: 79
2001: 1
2000: 14
1999: 46
1998: 15

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.139
2013: 0.11
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.09
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.02
2004: 1.83
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.32
1999: 1.03
1998: 0.33

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

Chart

2017: 108
2016: 17
2015: 33
2014: 13
2013: 23
2012: 17
2011: 12
2010: 17
2009: 21
2008: 24

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

Chart

2017: 0.108
2016: 0.16
2015: 0.32
2014: 0.13
2013: 0.23
2012: 0.17
2011: 0.12
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.22
2008: 0.25

Male Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male handgun homicides total

2017: 108
2016: 14
2015: 26
2014: 13
2013: 18
2012: 14
2011: 10
2010: 13
2009: 17
2008: 16

Rate of Male Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.208
2016: 0.28
2015: 0.52
2014: 0.26
2013: 0.37
2012: 0.29
2011: 0.21
2010: 0.27
2009: 0.36
2008: 0.34

Female Handgun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female handgun homicides total

2017: 08
2016: 3
2015: 7
2014: 0
2013: 5
2012: 3
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 4
2008: 8

Rate of Female Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0.06
2015: 0.13
2014: 0
2013: 0.10
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.16

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia, annual long gun homicides total

2014: 69
2012: 2
2011: 3
2006: 19
2005: 8
2004: 1
2001: 9
2000: 12
1999: 7
1998: 3

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.169
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.07
2006: 0.43
2005: 0.18
2004: 0.02
2001: 0.21
2000: 0.27
1999: 0.16
1998: 0.07

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

Chart

2017: 08
2016: 15
2015: 20
2014: 13
2013: 17
2012: 17
2011: 18
2010: 14
2009: 27
2008: 21

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

Chart

2017: 08
2016: 0.15
2015: 0.20
2014: 0.13
2013: 0.17
2012: 0.17
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.14
2009: 0.28
2008: 0.22

Male Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male long gun homicides total

2017: 08
2016: 15
2015: 16
2014: 10
2013: 11
2012: 14
2011: 15
2010: 10
2009: 23
2008: 19

Rate of Male Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0.30
2015: 0.32
2014: 0.20
2013: 0.23
2012: 0.29
2011: 0.31
2010: 0.21
2009: 0.49
2008: 0.41

Female Long Gun Homicide Victims (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female long gun homicides total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 4
2014: 3
2013: 6
2012: 3
2011: 3
2010: 4
2009: 4
2008: 2

Rate of Female Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.06
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.04

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Georgia, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 69
2013: 3
2012: 2
2011: 1
2009: 6
2007: 28
2006: 22
2005: 41
2004: 14
2001: 125
2000: 56
1999: 18
1998: 20

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

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

2017: 6.228
2016: 6.02
2015: 5.17
2014: 4.75
2013: 4.32
2012: 4.51
2011: 4.17
2010: 4.25
2009: 4.24
2008: 4.94
2007: 0.64
2006: 0.50
2005: 0.94
2004: 0.32
2001: 2.85
2000: 1.27
1999: 0.40
1998: 0.45

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

Chart

2017: 6498
2016: 621
2015: 528
2014: 480
2013: 432
2012: 447
2011: 409
2010: 412
2009: 408
2008: 470

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

Chart

2017: 6.228
2016: 6.02
2015: 5.17
2014: 4.75
2013: 4.32
2012: 4.51
2011: 4.17
2010: 4.25
2009: 4.24
2008: 4.94

Male Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual male firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 5528
2016: 537
2015: 440
2014: 403
2013: 358
2012: 352
2011: 337
2010: 353
2009: 328
2008: 379

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

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of male firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 10.888
2016: 10.70
2015: 8.84
2014: 8.18
2013: 7.33
2012: 7.26
2011: 7.02
2010: 7.46
2009: 6.97
2008: 8.15

Female Gun Homicide Victims (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, annual female firearm homicides (other) total

2017: 978
2016: 84
2015: 88
2014: 77
2013: 74
2012: 95
2011: 72
2010: 59
2009: 80
2008: 91

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

ChartIn Georgia, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) figures, the annual rate of female firearm homicides (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.818
2016: 1.59
2015: 1.68
2014: 1.49
2013: 1.45
2012: 1.87
2011: 1.44
2010: 1.19
2009: 1.63
2008: 1.87

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Georgia, annual suicides by any means total

2017: 1,4508
2016: 1,403
2015: 1,317
2014: 1,292
2013: 1,203
2012: 1,165
2011: 1,157
2010: 1,129
2009: 1,132
2008: 980
2007: 104
2001: 10019

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

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

2017: 13.908
2016: 13.61
2015: 12.89
2014: 12.80
2013: 12.04
2012: 11.74
2011: 11.79
2010: 11.65
2009: 11.77
2008: 10.31
2007: 2.16
2001: 1.9519

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Georgia, annual male suicides by any means total

2017: 1,1058
2016: 1,092
2015: 1,006
2014: 996
2013: 935
2012: 901
2011: 909
2010: 889
2009: 884
2008: 759
2007: 84

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

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

2017: 21.778
2016: 21.75
2015: 5.8514
2014: 6.48
2013: 5.54
2012: 3.72
2011: 3.52
2010: 4.14
2009: 6.43
2008: 16.33
2007: 3.65

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Georgia, annual female suicides by any means total

2017: 3458
2016: 311
2015: 311
2014: 296
2013: 268
2012: 264
2011: 248
2010: 240
2009: 248
2008: 221
2007: 20

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

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

2017: 6.448
2016: 5.88
2015: 1.8714
2014: 1.40
2013: 0.85
2012: 0.54
2011: 0.58
2010: 0.62
2009: 1.54
2008: 4.55
2007: 0.79

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Georgia, annual firearm suicides total

2017: 9088
2016: 871
2015: 823
2014: 841
2013: 747
2012: 750
2011: 742
2010: 718
2009: 743
2008: 616
2007: 2
2006: 2
2005: 3
2004: 9
2001: 2
2000: 1
1999: 7
1998: 5

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 8.718
2016: 8.45
2015: 8.06
2014: 8.33
2013: 7.48
2012: 7.56
2011: 7.56
2010: 7.41
2009: 7.72
2008: 6.48
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.21
2001: 0.05
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.16
1998: 0.11

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual male firearm suicides total

2017: 7488
2016: 724
2015: 678
2014: 689
2013: 623
2012: 612
2011: 610
2010: 597
2009: 615
2008: 501
2007: 2

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 14.748
2016: 14.42
2015: 0.7614
2014: 0.64
2013: 0.55
2012: 0.46
2011: 0.47
2010: 12.62
2009: 0.17
2008: 10.78
2007: 0.09

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual female firearm suicides total

2017: 1608
2016: 147
2015: 145
2014: 152
2013: 124
2012: 138
2011: 132
2010: 121
2009: 128
2008: 115

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2017: 2.998
2016: 2.78
2015: 2.77
2014: 0.0414
2013: 0.08
2012: 2.72
2011: 2.63
2010: 2.44
2009: 2.60
2008: 2.37

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Georgia, annual handgun suicides total

2017: 1778
2016: 169
2015: 183
2014: 162
2013: 176
2012: 157
2011: 152
2010: 118
2009: 122
2008: 87

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 1.708
2016: 1.64
2015: 1.79
2014: 1.60
2013: 1.76
2012: 1.58
2011: 1.55
2010: 1.22
2009: 1.27
2008: 0.92

Male Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual male handgun suicides total

2017: 1468
2016: 142
2015: 145
2014: 126
2013: 144
2012: 124
2011: 125
2010: 99
2009: 97
2008: 76

Rate of Male Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of male handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 2.888
2016: 2.83
2015: 2.91
2014: 2.56
2013: 2.95
2012: 2.56
2011: 2.60
2010: 2.09
2009: 2.06
2008: 1.64

Female Handgun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual female handgun suicides total

2017: 318
2016: 27
2015: 38
2014: 36
2013: 32
2012: 33
2011: 27
2010: 19
2009: 25
2008: 11

Rate of Female Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of female handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.588
2016: 0.51
2015: 0.73
2014: 0.70
2013: 0.63
2012: 0.65
2011: 0.54
2010: 0.38
2009: 0.51
2008: 0.23

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Georgia, the number of long gun suicides is

2017: 528
2016: 53
2015: 52
2014: 52
2013: 40
2012: 44
2011: 59
2010: 53
2009: 55
2008: 41

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.508
2016: 0.51
2015: 0.51
2014: 0.51
2013: 0.40
2012: 0.44
2011: 0.60
2010: 0.55
2009: 0.57
2008: 0.43

Male Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual male long gun suicides total

2017: 488
2016: 49
2015: 48
2014: 48
2013: 34
2012: 38
2011: 54
2010: 50
2009: 49
2008: 39

Rate of Male Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of male long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.958
2016: 0.98
2015: 0.96
2014: 0.97
2013: 0.70
2012: 0.78
2011: 1.12
2010: 1.06
2009: 1.04
2008: 0.84

Female Long Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual female long gun suicides total

2017: 48
2016: 4
2015: 4
2014: 4
2013: 6
2012: 6
2011: 5
2010: 3
2009: 6
2008: 2

Rate of Female Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of female long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.078
2016: 0.08
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.12
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.04

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Georgia, annual gun suicides (other) total

2017: 6798
2016: 649
2015: 588
2014: 627
2013: 531
2012: 549
2011: 531
2010: 547
2009: 566
2008: 488

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

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

2017: 6.518
2016: 6.29
2015: 5.76
2014: 6.21
2013: 5.31
2012: 5.53
2011: 5.41
2010: 5.65
2009: 5.88
2008: 5.13

Male Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual male gun suicides (other) total

2017: 5548
2016: 533
2015: 485
2014: 515
2013: 445
2012: 450
2011: 431
2010: 448
2009: 469
2008: 386

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

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

2017: 10.928
2016: 10.62
2015: 9.74
2014: 10.45
2013: 9.12
2012: 9.28
2011: 8.97
2010: 9.47
2009: 9.97
2008: 8.30

Female Gun Suicide (Other) Victims

ChartIn Georgia, annual female gun suicides (other) total

2017: 1258
2016: 116
2015: 103
2014: 112
2013: 86
2012: 99
2011: 100
2010: 99
2009: 97
2008: 102

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

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

2017: 2.338
2016: 2.19
2015: 1.97
2014: 2.17
2013: 1.68
2012: 1.95
2011: 2
2010: 2
2009: 1.97
2008: 2.10

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2017: 218
2016: 21
2015: 2114
2014: 29
2013: 24
2012: 36
2011: 27
2010: 42
2009: 27
2008: 31
2007: 13
2006: 2
2005: 12
2004: 3
2001: 7
2000: 11
1999: 8
1998: 3

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.208
2016: 0.20
2015: 0.21
2014: 0.29
2013: 0.24
2012: 0.36
2011: 0.28
2010: 0.43
2009: 0.28
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.27
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.28
2004: 0.07
2001: 0.16
2000: 0.25
1999: 0.18
1998: 0.07

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2017: 178
2016: 17
2015: 15
2014: 27
2013: 22
2012: 32
2011: 22
2010: 35
2009: 25
2008: 27
2007: 12

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.338
2016: 0.34
2015: 0.8514
2014: 0.76
2013: 0.59
2012: 0.38
2011: 0.17
2010: 0.74
2009: 1.77
2008: 0.58
2007: 0.52

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2017: 48
2016: 4
2015: 6
2014: 2
2013: 2
2012: 4
2011: 5
2010: 7
2009: 2
2008: 4
2007: 1

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2017: 0.078
2016: 0.08
2015: 0.0414
2014: 0.12
2013: 0.08
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.14
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.04

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Male Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by handgun total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Male Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Female Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by long gun total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 168
2016: 18
2015: 15
2014: 21
2013: 21
2012: 28
2011: 19
2010: 32
2009: 18
2008: 27

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

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.158
2016: 0.17
2015: 0.15
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.21
2012: 0.28
2011: 0.19
2010: 0.33
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.28

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional male shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 138
2016: 14
2015: 0
2014: 19
2013: 19
2012: 25
2011: 14
2010: 25
2009: 16
2008: 24

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

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.268
2016: 0.28
2015: 0
2014: 0.39
2013: 0.39
2012: 0.52
2011: 0.29
2010: 0.53
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.52

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Georgia, annual unintentional female shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2017: 38
2016: 4
2015: 0
2014: 2
2013: 2
2012: 3
2011: 5
2010: 7
2009: 2
2008: 3

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

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2017: 0.068
2016: 0.08
2015: 0
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.14
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.06

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 12
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 10
2010: 13
2009: 11
2008: 0
2007: 18
2006: 19
2005: 37
2004: 29
2001: 30
2000: 27
1999: 31
1998: 17

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0.12
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.13
2009: 0.11
2008: 0
2007: 0.37
2006: 0.43
2005: 0.85
2004: 0.67
2001: 0.68
2000: 0.61
1999: 0.70
1998: 0.38

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 10
2010: 10
2009: 10
2008: 0
2007: 14

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0.4214
2014: 0.25
2013: 0.34
2012: 0.30
2011: 0.17
2010: 0.73
2009: 0.30
2008: 0
2007: 0.61

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 3
2009: 1
2008: 0
2007: 4

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0.0414
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.12
2008: 0
2007: 0.16

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Georgia, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

ChartIn Georgia, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Male Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Georgia, annual male deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Georgia, annual female deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Male Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 11
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 11
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0.11
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.11
2009: 0
2008: 0

Male Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Female Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

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

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

2017: 08
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Georgia, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2017: 208
2016: 14
2015: 16
2014: 10
2013: 14
2012: 13
2011: 14
2010: 0
2009: 10
2008: 10

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Georgia, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence20

Home-made Guns

In Georgia, the prevalence of illicit craft, or 'home-made' firearm manufacture is reported to be low21

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Georgia, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law22 23 24 25

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Georgia is reported by Customs to be US$149,04426 (2011)

Firearm Imports

In Georgia, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law22 23 24 25

Firearm Imports (Number)

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

2007: 28,01027
2006: 21,753

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Georgia is reported by Customs to be US$3,605,94926 (2011)

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Georgia is low28

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Georgia, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law29

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Georgia include30 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 Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Georgia includes the Georgian Law "On Weapons",31 the Georgian law "On the control on export-import of armaments, military equipment and goods of dual-purpose use"32 33 34 and the Law on military and dual-­used goods control22

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Georgia are regulated by the Authority of the Parliament of Georgia and the Permanent Commission of Military-Technical Issues of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia35 36

Right to Possess Firearms

In Georgia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law37 38

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

Law Regulates Automatic Weapons

In Georgia, civilian possession of automatic weapons is regulated by law39

Law Regulates Handguns

In Georgia, civilian possession of handguns is regulated by law39

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Georgia, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law39

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Georgia, only licensed gun owners40 39 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Georgia must pass a background check which considers undefined39 records

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Georgia, the law requires41 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 Georgia, licensed gun makers are required42 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Georgia, State agencies are required43 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Georgia, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful44

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Georgia include45 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 Georgia include45 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Georgia include43 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Georgia include46 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Georgia, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law41 47 48

Firearm Tracing

In Georgia, state authorities carry out48 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Georgia, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law39

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Georgia, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm49 is three to five years in prison50

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Georgia, it is state policy51 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

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 200852 by Georgia.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified53 by Georgia

United Nations Firearms Protocol

The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition has not been signed54 by Georgia

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Georgia 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 Aspects55

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Georgia against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 10656 57 58 59 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Georgia has submitted one or more national reports60 61 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Georgia, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated62 61

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Georgia, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated62 61

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Georgia submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent61

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated61 by Georgia to other UN Member States

UNPoA International Assistance – Recipient

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been provided61 to Georgia by other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Georgia has not declared63 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Georgia has been a Member State of the United Nations since 199264

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list65 Georgia as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

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

Global Peace Index

To see where Georgia ranks, select the Link icon to open an external web page at the Global Peace Index


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