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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 Hungary is

2017: 1,023,0001
2007: 560,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 10.501
2007: 5.52

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

In Hungary, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be 45,8703

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In Hungary, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 78,0783

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Hungary, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 22,9633

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Hungary ranked at No. 744

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Hungary ranked at No. 932

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

In Hungary, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2015: 3%5

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Hungary, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2005: 10.4%6

Proportion of Households with Handguns

In Hungary, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2005: 2.2%6

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

The number of licensed gun owners in Hungary is reported to be

1999: 84,0223

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

The rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Hungary is

1999: 0.837

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Hungary is reported to be

2017: 211,3001
2007: 211,3002

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Hungary is

2007: 2.107

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,8 but in Hungary there are estimated to be

2017: 811,7001

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Hungary are reported to have 147,8809 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Hungary are reported to have 17,00010 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 8411
2015: 65
2014: 8012 13 14
2013: 6312 13 14 15
2012: 96
2011: 92
2010: 97
2009: 8516
2008: 9512 13 14 15
2007: 88
2006: 85
2005: 105
2004: 112
2003: 112
2002: 124
2001: 136
2000: 117
1999: 129
1998: 133
1997: 141
1996: 146

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.8511
2015: 0.66
2014: 0.81
2013: 0.63
2012: 0.96
2011: 0.92
2010: 0.97
2009: 0.85
2008: 0.95
2007: 0.88
2006: 0.85
2005: 1.04
2004: 1.11
2003: 1.11
2002: 1.23
2001: 1.34
2000: 1.15
1999: 1.27
1998: 1.30
1997: 1.38
1996: 1.42

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 8011
2015: 61
2014: 7611
2013: 57
2012: 91
2011: 86
2010: 91
2009: 80
2008: 83
2007: 82

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.7011
2015: 1.29
2014: 1.61
2013: 1.20
2012: 1.92
2011: 1.81
2010: 1.91
2009: 1.68
2008: 1.74
2007: 1.72

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 411
2015: 4
2014: 411
2013: 6
2012: 5
2011: 6
2010: 6
2009: 5
2008: 12
2007: 6

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0811
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.11
2010: 0.11
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.23
2007: 0.11

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Hungary, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 9911
2015: 122
2014: 91
2013: 125
2012: 142
2011: 160
2010: 152
2009: 148
2008: 203
2007: 172
2006: 174
2005: 164
2004: 20917 18 19
2003: 228
2002: 20317 20
2001: 254
2000: 20517 21
1999: 25321
1998: 289
1997: 28918 22
1996: 271
1995: 296

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

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

2016: 111
2015: 1.23
2014: 0.92
2013: 1.26
2012: 1.43
2011: 1.60
2010: 1.52
2009: 1.48
2008: 2.03
2007: 1.71
2006: 1.7
2005: 1.6
2004: 2.117 18 19 23
2003: 2.2
2002: 2.017 20 23
2001: 2.5
2000: 2.017 21 23
1999: 2.5021 23
1998: 2.86
1997: 2.818 23
1996: 2.6
1995: 2.9
1994: 3.5324

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Hungary, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 6011
2015: 67
2014: 49
2013: 73
2012: 85
2011: 85
2010: 96
2009: 85
2008: 118
2007: 98

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

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

2016: 1.2711
2015: 1.42
2014: 1.04
2013: 1.54
2012: 1.79
2011: 1.79
2010: 2.02
2009: 1.78
2008: 2.47
2007: 2.05

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Hungary, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 3911
2015: 55
2014: 42
2013: 52
2012: 57
2011: 75
2010: 56
2009: 63
2008: 85
2007: 74

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

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

2016: 0.7511
2015: 1.06
2014: 0.81
2013: 1
2012: 1.09
2011: 1.44
2010: 1.07
2009: 1.20
2008: 1.62
2007: 1.41

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Hungary, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 511
2015: 7
2014: 412
2013: 6
2012: 11
2011: 6
2010: 10
2009: 1312 17 18
2008: 16
2007: 6
2006: 9
2005: 10
2004: 1912 18
2003: 15
2002: 22
2001: 20
2000: 22
1999: 31
1998: 32
1997: 2712
1996: 31

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0511
2015: 0.07
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.13
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.09
2005: 0.1
2004: 0.1912 18
2003: 0.15
2002: 0.22
2001: 0.2
2000: 0.22
1999: 0.31
1998: 0.31
1997: 0.2612
1996: 0.3
1994: 0.2325

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 7%17
2011: 9%
2010: 11%
2009: 5%
2008: 8%
2007: 8%
2006: 6%
2005: 14%
2004: 5.3%18
2003: 9.3%
2002: 18.7%
2001: 12.6%
2000: 21.5%
1999: 19.0%
1998: 14.2%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Hungary, annual male firearm homicides total

2016: 311
2015: 3
2014: 2
2013: 3
2012: 9
2011: 3
2010: 5
2009: 10
2008: 7
2007: 3

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0611
2015: 0.06
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.11
2009: 0.21
2008: 0.15
2007: 0.06

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Hungary, annual female firearm homicides total

2016: 211
2015: 4
2014: 2
2013: 3
2012: 2
2011: 3
2010: 5
2009: 3
2008: 9
2007: 3

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0411
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.10
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.17
2007: 0.06

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Hungary, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 112
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 1
2010: 4
2009: 1
2007: 2
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 13
2003: 12
2002: 9
2001: 15
2000: 15
1999: 19
1998: 21
1997: 23
1996: 23

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0112
2013: 0.03
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.01
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.13
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.09
2001: 0.15
2000: 0.15
1999: 0.19
1998: 0.20
1997: 0.22
1996: 0.22

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Hungary, annual long gun homicides total

2014: 112
2009: 2
2005: 3
2004: 5
2003: 2
2002: 9
2001: 4
2000: 3
1999: 6
1998: 9
1997: 2
1996: 4

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0112
2009: 0.02
2005: 0.03
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.09
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.03
1999: 0.06
1998: 0.09
1997: 0.02
1996: 0.04

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Hungary, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 212
2013: 3
2012: 7
2011: 5
2010: 6
2009: 10
2008: 16
2007: 4
2006: 6
2005: 6
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 4
2001: 1
2000: 4
1999: 6
1998: 2
1997: 2
1996: 4

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

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

2014: 0.0212
2013: 0.03
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.10
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.04
1999: 0.06
1998: 0.02
1997: 0.02
1996: 0.04

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Hungary, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 1,76211
2015: 1,870
2014: 1,92711
2013: 2,093
2012: 2,349
2011: 2,422
2010: 2,492
2009: 2,461
2008: 2,476
2007: 2,450
1999: 3,32826

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

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

2016: 17.8411
2015: 18.89
2014: 19.43
2013: 21.06
2012: 23.59
2011: 24.28
2010: 24.94
2009: 24.59
2008: 24.71
2007: 24.42
1999: 33.6926
1994: 35.3827

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Hungary, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 1,31611
2015: 1,391
2014: 1,48011
2013: 1,588
2012: 1,802
2011: 1,847
2010: 1,945
2009: 1,902
2008: 1,910
2007: 1,879

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

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

2016: 27.9611
2015: 29.49
2014: 31.31
2013: 33.53
2012: 37.99
2011: 38.87
2010: 40.87
2009: 39.91
2008: 40.02
2007: 39.31

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Hungary, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 44611
2015: 479
2014: 44711
2013: 505
2012: 547
2011: 575
2010: 547
2009: 559
2008: 566
2007: 571

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

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

2016: 8.6311
2015: 9.25
2014: 8.61
2013: 9.70
2012: 10.49
2011: 11.01
2010: 10.45
2009: 10.67
2008: 10.79
2007: 10.87

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Hungary, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 7311
2015: 56
2014: 7513
2013: 50
2012: 8013 28
2011: 8313
2010: 83
2009: 72
2008: 77
2007: 76
2006: 69
2005: 89
2004: 91
2003: 92
2002: 98
2001: 108
2000: 86
1999: 96
1998: 98
1997: 100
1996: 108

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.7411
2015: 0.57
2014: 0.76
2013: 0.50
2012: 0.80
2011: 0.83
2010: 0.83
2009: 0.72
2008: 0.77
2007: 0.76
2006: 0.69
2005: 0.88
2004: 0.9
2003: 0.91
2002: 0.96
2001: 1.06
2000: 0.86
1999: 0.95
1998: 0.95
1997: 0.97
1996: 1.05
1994: 0.8829

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Hungary, annual male firearm suicides total

2016: 7211
2015: 56
2014: 7311
2013: 48
2012: 78
2011: 80
2010: 82
2009: 70
2008: 75
2007: 73

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.5311
2015: 1.19
2014: 1.54
2013: 1.01
2012: 1.64
2011: 1.68
2010: 1.72
2009: 1.47
2008: 1.57
2007: 1.53

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Hungary, annual female firearm suicides total

2016: 111
2014: 211
2013: 2
2012: 2
2011: 3
2010: 1
2009: 2
2008: 2
2007: 3

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0211
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.06

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Hungary, annual handgun suicides total

2014: 1513
2013: 20
2012: 22
2011: 21
2010: 17
2009: 12
2008: 16
2007: 14
2006: 15
2005: 18
2004: 55
2003: 43
2002: 62
2001: 59
2000: 54
1999: 55
1998: 51
1997: 60
1996: 46

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.1513
2013: 0.20
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.21
2010: 0.17
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.14
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.18
2004: 0.54
2003: 0.42
2002: 0.61
2001: 0.58
2000: 0.54
1999: 0.55
1998: 0.50
1997: 0.58
1996: 0.45

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Hungary, the number of long gun suicides is

2014: 713
2013: 4
2012: 8
2011: 15
2010: 9
2009: 5
2008: 3
2007: 8
2006: 2
2005: 10
2004: 17
2003: 21
2002: 18
2001: 22
2000: 10
1999: 23
1998: 22
1997: 17
1996: 25

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0713
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.08
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.10
2004: 0.17
2003: 0.21
2002: 0.18
2001: 0.22
2000: 0.10
1999: 0.23
1998: 0.21
1997: 0.17
1996: 0.24

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Hungary, annual gun suicides (other) total

2014: 5313
2013: 26
2012: 50
2011: 47
2010: 57
2009: 55
2008: 58
2007: 54
2006: 52
2005: 61
2004: 19
2003: 28
2002: 18
2001: 27
2000: 22
1999: 18
1998: 25
1997: 23
1996: 37

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

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

2014: 0.5413
2013: 0.26
2012: 0.50
2011: 0.47
2010: 0.57
2009: 0.55
2008: 0.58
2007: 0.54
2006: 0.52
2005: 0.60
2004: 0.19
2003: 0.28
2002: 0.18
2001: 0.27
2000: 0.22
1999: 0.18
1998: 0.24
1997: 0.22
1996: 0.36

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 311
2015: 1
2014: 114
2013: 2
2012: 214 28
2011: 114
2010: 1
2008: 1
2007: 4
2006: 6
2005: 5
2004: 1
2003: 3
2002: 2
2001: 4
2000: 2
1999: 1
1998: 2
1997: 9
1996: 5

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0311
2015: 0.01
2014: 0.01
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.01
1998: 0.02
1997: 0.09
1996: 0.05
1994: 0.0930

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2016: 311
2015: 1
2014: 111
2013: 2
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 1
2008: 1
2007: 4

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0611
2015: 0.02
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.08

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2014: 011
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2002: 114
2001: 1
2000: 1
1998: 1
1997: 3
1996: 5

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2002: 0.0114
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1998: 0.01
1997: 0.03
1996: 0.05

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Hungary, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 114
2012: 1
2011: 1
2007: 1
2006: 3
2005: 2
2003: 2
2002: 1
2000: 1
1999: 1
1997: 3

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.0114
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.02
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.01
1997: 0.03

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2014: 114
2013: 1
2012: 1
2010: 1
2008: 1
2007: 3
2006: 3
2005: 3
2004: 1
2003: 1
2001: 3
1998: 1
1997: 3

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

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

2014: 0.0114
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.03
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2001: 0.03
1998: 0.01
1997: 0.03

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 311
2014: 011
2013: 515
2012: 215 28
2011: 115
2010: 1
2008: 1
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 2
2001: 4
2000: 7
1999: 1
1998: 1
1997: 5
1996: 2

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

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

2016: 0.0311
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.01
1998: 0.01
1997: 0.05
1996: 0.02
1994: 0.0131

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 211
2014: 011
2013: 4
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 1
2007: 1

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

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

2016: 0.0411
2013: 0.08
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.02
2007: 0.02

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 111
2014: 011
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0
2008: 1

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

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

2016: 0.0211
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.02
2008: 0.02

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 115
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 1
2001: 2
2000: 1
1998: 1
1997: 1
1996: 2

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

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

2013: 0.0115
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.01
1998: 0.01
1997: 0.01
1996: 0.02

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2002: 115
2001: 2
2000: 2
1999: 1
1997: 1

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

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

2002: 0.0115
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.01
1997: 0.01

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 415
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 1
2008: 1
2007: 1
2003: 1
2000: 4
1997: 3

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

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

2013: 0.0415
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2000: 0.04
1997: 0.03

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Hungary, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2015: 111
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 2
2007: 1

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Hungary, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence32

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Hungary was ranked 'medium'33

Home-made Guns

In Hungary, the prevalence of illicit craft, or 'home-made' firearm manufacture is reported to be low34

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Hungary, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law35 36 37 38 39 40 41

Firearm Exports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms exported from Hungary is reported by manufacturers to be

2017: 19642
2016: 78
2015: 625
2014: 2,53743
2013: 32,680
2012: 211
2011: 5,653
2010: 328
2009: 25,405
2008: 4,512
2007: 46,791
2006: 48,787

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Hungary is reported by Customs to be US$14,00044 (2011)45 46

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Hungary was categorized as 'major'47 48 49

Firearm Imports

In Hungary, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law35 36 37 50 38 39 40

Firearm Imports (Number)

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

2017: 2,78842
2016: 2,568
2015: 4,732
2014: 2,92043
2013: 3,513
2012: 3,318
2011: 2,175
2010: 1,571
2009: 1,413
2008: 3,869
2007: 2,793
2006: 3,718

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Hungary is reported by Customs to be US$1,423,00044 (2011)51

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Hungary is low52

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Hungary, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law53 37 54 55

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Hungary include35 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, Hungary scored

2018: 15.0056
2016: 12.0057
2014: 11.0058
2013: 13.7559
2012: 12.5060
2011: 11.0061
2010: 11.7562
2009: 11.0063
2008: 13.5064
2007: 8.5065
2006: 11.0066
2005: 6.0067
2004: 5.0068

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Hungary is categorised as restrictive69

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Hungary includes the Act No. XXIV/2004 on the rules of firearms and ammunition, the Government Decree No. 253/2004 (VIII.31.) on Arms and Ammunition, the Act No. CIX/2005,32 the Government Decree No. 160/2011. (VIII.18.) on the licensing of the export, import, transfer and transit of military technology and related services and the Criminal Code,35 53 Government Decree No. 156/2017. (VI.16.) on the detailed regulations of the licensing of defence industry activity and the certification of enterprises,70 Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,71 72 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012, the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 2003,73 and the Convention of 1 July 1969 on Reciprocal Recognition of Proofmarks on Small Arms74

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Hungary are regulated by the Ministry of the Interior,3 and the European Commission72

Right to Possess Firearms

In Hungary, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law75 76

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Hungary, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing, incendiary and expanding ammunition77 78

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Hungary, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited77 78

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Hungary, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted only with special authorisation79 80 78

Regulation of Handguns

In Hungary, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted only with special authorisation77 79 80 78

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Hungary, only licensed gun owners81 77 79 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Hungary are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection, security82

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Hungary is 18 years82

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Hungary must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health and domestic violence82 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Hungary stipulates3 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Hungary, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required3 for a firearm licence

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Hungary are permitted to possess only ammunition suitable for the intended firearm83

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Hungary, the law requires84 85 86 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Hungary, licensed firearm dealers are required87 85 86 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Hungary, licensed gun makers are required88 87 85 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Hungary, State agencies are required89 90 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 Hungary, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful91 80

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Hungary include3 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Hungary include90 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Hungary include3 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Hungary, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law87 92

Firearm Tracing

In Hungary, state authorities carry out93 94 92 86 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Hungary, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit for people in approved professions3

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

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

2013: 2195
2012: 10
2011: 3,76596

Small Arms Destroyed

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

2011: 1,48397

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

European Union

As a member of the European Union, Hungary is bound by the provisions of the ‘EU Firearms Directive’ – the 2007 Legislative Resolution on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons of the European Parliament98 99

European Union Export Reporting

Under the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports, Hungary is bound to declare its transfers of military technology and equipment. Independent monitoring provides detailed comparisons of arms export reporting compliance across EU member states, and records that Hungary has submitted one or more national reports100 on its arms transfers

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 2006101 by Hungary.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified102 by Hungary

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 signed and ratified103 by Hungary

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Hungary 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 Aspects104

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Hungary against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 6105 106 107 108 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Hungary has submitted one or more national reports109 110 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Hungary, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated111 110

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Hungary, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated111

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Hungary submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent111 110

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated110 by Hungary to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Hungary has declared112 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Hungary has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1955113

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists114 Hungary as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

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

Global Peace Index

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


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