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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 Iceland is

2017: 106,0001
2007: 90,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 31.701
2007: 30.32

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

In Iceland, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be

2019: 26,0003

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In Iceland, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be

2019: 39,0003

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Iceland, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be

2019: 4,0003

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Iceland ranked at No. 1414

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Iceland ranked at No. 152

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2005: 23.5%5

Proportion of Households with Handguns

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

2005: 1.4%5

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

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

2019: 69,0003

Number of Registered Firearms

The number of registered guns in Iceland is reported to be

2017: 73,0001

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,6 but in Iceland there are estimated to be

2017: 33,0001

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Iceland are reported to have 6507 firearms

Routine Arming of Police

In Iceland, police officers on routine patrol do not carry a firearm8

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Iceland are reported to have 5909 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Iceland, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2019: 610
2018: 1
2017: 3
2016: 4
2015: 1
2014: 8
2013: 6
2012: 7
2011: 7
2010: 5
2009: 411 12
2008: 413
2007: 614 13
2006: 8
2005: 5
2004: 413
2003: 5
2002: 3
2001: 6
2000: 814 13
1999: 313
1998: 3
1997: 7
1996: 714 13

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1.7510
2018: 0.29
2017: 0.89
2016: 1.21
2015: 0.30
2014: 2.47
2013: 1.87
2012: 2.20
2011: 2.20
2010: 1.57
2009: 1.26
2008: 1.28
2007: 1.98
2006: 2.70
2005: 1.71
2004: 1.38
2003: 1.74
2002: 1.04
2001: 2.11
2000: 2.85
1999: 1.08
1998: 1.09
1997: 2.58
1996: 2.60

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Iceland, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2019: 510
2018: 1
2017: 3
2016: 3
2015: 1
2014: 8
2013: 6
2012: 7
2011: 7
2010: 5
2009: 4
2008: 4
2007: 6
2006: 8
2005: 5
2004: 4
2003: 5
2001: 6
2000: 8

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 2.9110
2018: 0.59
2017: 1.78
2016: 1.80
2015: 0.61
2014: 4.93
2013: 3.73
2012: 4.37
2011: 4.38
2010: 3.11
2009: 2.48
2008: 2.52
2007: 3.90
2006: 5.36
2005: 3.42
2004: 2.76
2003: 3.48
2001: 4.21
2000: 5.69

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Iceland, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2019: 110
2016: 1
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2019: 0.5810
2016: 0.60

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual homicides by any means total

2018: 315
2017: 3
2016: 1
2015: 3
2014: 2
2013: 1
2012: 116 17
2011: 316 18
2010: 2
2009: 1
2008: 0
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 3
2004: 316 19
2003: 0
2002: 416 20
2001: 1
2000: 516 21
1999: 221
1998: 018
1997: 2
1996: 1
1995: 0

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

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

2018: 0.8915
2017: 0.90
2016: 0.30
2015: 0.91
2014: 0.61
2013: 0.31
2012: 0.31
2011: 0.93
2010: 0.62
2009: 0.31
2008: 0.32
2007: 0.64
2006: 0.0
2005: 1.0
2004: 1.016 19
2003: 0.0
2002: 1.416 20
2001: 0.4
2000: 1.816 21
1999: 0.7221
1998: 0.018
1997: 0.7
1996: 0.4
1995: 0.0

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual male homicides by any means total

2018: 222
2017: 1
2016: 0
2015: 3
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 2
2010: 2
2009: 1
2007: 2

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

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

2018: 1.1822
2017: 0.60
2016: 022
2015: 1.81
2014: 0
2013: 0.61
2012: 0
2011: 1.23
2010: 1.24
2009: 0.63
2007: 1.30

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual female homicides by any means total

2018: 122
2017: 2
2016: 1
2015: 0
2014: 2
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 0
2008: 1

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

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

2018: 0.6022
2017: 1.20
2016: 0.60
2015: 0
2014: 1.22
2013: 0
2012: 0.62
2011: 0.62
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0.64
2007: 0

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Iceland, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 110
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 016
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 016 18
2008: 0
2007: 114 16 18
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 019
2003: 0
2000: 114
1996: 1

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.3010
2007: 0.32
2006: 0.33
2005: 0.34
2000: 0.36
1996: 0.37

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 0%16
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%
2008: 0%
2007: 50%
2006: 0%
2005: 0%
2004: 0.0%18
2003: 0.0%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Iceland, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 115
2007: 110

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2010: 0.6015
2007: 0.6310

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Iceland, annual female firearm homicides total

2016: 110
2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.6010
2010: 015

Long Gun Homicides

In Iceland, annual long gun homicides total

1996: 114

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

1996: 0.3714

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Iceland, annual gun homicides (other) total

2007: 114
2006: 1
2005: 1
2000: 1

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

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

2007: 0.3214
2006: 0.33
2005: 0.34
2000: 0.36

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual suicides by any means total

2019: 4510
2018: 35
2017: 37
2016: 43
2015: 41
2014: 52
2013: 55
2012: 44
2011: 33
2010: 51
2009: 40
2008: 42
2007: 42
2006: 39
2005: 37
2004: 39
2003: 31
2001: 42
2000: 57

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

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

2019: 12.9610
2018: 10.19
2017: 10.89
2016: 12.80
2015: 12.35
2014: 15.86
2013: 16.99
2012: 13.73
2011: 10.35
2010: 16.04
2009: 12.56
2008: 13.23
2007: 13.48
2006: 12.84
2005: 12.47
2004: 13.35
2003: 10.71
2001: 14.75
2000: 20.28

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual male suicides by any means total

2019: 3710
2018: 30
2017: 35
2016: 39
2015: 30
2014: 41
2013: 41
2012: 33
2011: 28
2010: 41
2009: 33
2008: 31
2007: 35
2006: 29
2005: 28
2004: 30
2003: 25
2001: 34
2000: 49

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

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

2019: 21.2710
2018: 17.43
2017: 20.56
2016: 23.17
2015: 18.04
2014: 24.95
2013: 25.27
2012: 20.53
2011: 17.49
2010: 25.64
2009: 20.50
2008: 19.20
2007: 22.05
2006: 18.85
2005: 18.77
2004: 20.51
2003: 17.26
2001: 23.85
2000: 34.84

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual female suicides by any means total

2019: 810
2018: 5
2017: 2
2016: 410
2015: 1110
2014: 11
2013: 14
2012: 11
2011: 5
2010: 10
2009: 7
2008: 11
2007: 7
2006: 10
2005: 9
2004: 9
2003: 6
2001: 8
2000: 8

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

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

2019: 4.6210
2018: 2.92
2017: 1.18
2016: 2.39
2015: 6.64
2014: 6.73
2013: 8.67
2012: 6.88
2011: 3.15
2010: 6.33
2009: 4.45
2008: 7.06
2007: 4.58
2006: 6.67
2005: 6.10
2004: 6.17
2003: 4.15
2001: 5.62
2000: 5.70

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Iceland, annual firearm suicides total

2019: 610
2018: 1
2017: 3
2016: 3
2015: 1
2014: 8
2013: 6
2012: 7
2011: 6
2010: 5
2009: 413 12
2008: 413
2007: 5
2006: 7
2005: 4
2004: 4
2003: 5
2002: 3
2001: 6
2000: 7
1999: 3
1998: 3
1997: 7
1996: 6

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 1.7510
2018: 0.29
2017: 0.89
2016: 0.90
2015: 0.30
2014: 2.47
2013: 1.87
2012: 2.20
2011: 1.89
2010: 1.57
2009: 1.26
2008: 1.28
2007: 1.65
2006: 2.36
2005: 1.37
2004: 1.38
2003: 1.74
2002: 1.04
2001: 2.11
2000: 2.49
1999: 1.08
1998: 1.1
1997: 2.58
1996: 2.23

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Iceland, annual male firearm suicides total

2019: 510
2018: 1
2017: 3
2016: 3
2015: 1
2014: 8
2013: 6
2012: 7
2011: 6
2010: 5
2009: 4
2008: 4
2007: 5
2006: 7
2005: 4
2004: 4
2003: 5
2001: 6
2000: 7

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 2.8710
2018: 0.58
2017: 1.76
2016: 1.78
2015: 0.60
2014: 4.87
2013: 3.70
2012: 4.36
2011: 3.75
2010: 3.13
2009: 2.48
2008: 2.48
2007: 3.15
2006: 4.55
2005: 2.68
2004: 2.73
2003: 3.45
2001: 4.21
2000: 4.98

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Iceland, annual female firearm suicides total

2019: 110
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Iceland, the annual rate of female firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2019: 0.5810

Handgun Suicides

In Iceland, annual handgun suicides total

1997: 113

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Iceland, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

1997: 0.3713

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Iceland, the number of long gun suicides is

2009: 413
2008: 3
2007: 1
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 1
2003: 5
2002: 1
2001: 3
2000: 4
1999: 2
1997: 2
1996: 3

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2009: 1.2513
2008: 0.94
2007: 0.32
2006: 1.97
2005: 1.01
2004: 0.34
2003: 1.73
2002: 0.35
2001: 1.05
2000: 1.42
1999: 0.72
1997: 0.74
1996: 1.12

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Iceland, annual gun suicides (other) total

2008: 113
2007: 4
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 3
2002: 2
2001: 3
2000: 3
1999: 1
1998: 3
1997: 4
1996: 3

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

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

2008: 0.3113
2007: 1.28
2006: 0.33
2005: 0.34
2004: 1.03
2002: 0.70
2001: 1.05
2000: 1.07
1999: 0.36
1998: 1.10
1997: 1.48
1996: 1.12

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Iceland, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.3110
2010: 0

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Iceland, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 0

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

In Iceland, the annual rate of unintentional male shooting death per 100,000 population is

2011: 0.6210

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Iceland, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

In Iceland, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2013: 110

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Iceland, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence23 24 25

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Iceland, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law26 27

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Iceland is reported by Customs to be US$3,20728 (2011)

Firearm Imports

In Iceland, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law29 30 25

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Iceland is reported by Customs to be US$1,987,80028 (2011)

Regulation of Arms Brokers

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

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Iceland includes the the Regulation on Firearms, Ammunition, Etc. of 199834 and the Weapons Act of 202135

Right to Possess Firearms

In Iceland, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law36 37

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Iceland, civilians are not allowed to possess rifles up to 30 calibre and semi-automatic shotguns may only be obtained after a year of holding a firearms license, shotguns and pistols may only be acquired with special permission 38 39 and automatic, semi-automatic and hand-loaded pistols, shotguns and rifles may not be purchased or imported 25

Law Regulates Automatic Weapons

In Iceland, civilian possession of automatic weapons is regulated by law17

Law Regulates Handguns

In Iceland, civilian possession of handguns is regulated by law17

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Iceland, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law17

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Iceland, only licensed gun owners40 17 41 38 42 43 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Iceland may use hunting and sports activities as genuine reasons for firearms ownership44

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Iceland is 20 years41 45 44

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Iceland must pass a background check which considers criminal and medical 17 41 42 46 records

Firearm Safety Training

In Iceland, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required41 44 43 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Iceland, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every ten years47 43

Licensing Records

In Iceland, authorities maintain a record40 48 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Iceland, the law requires40 47 49 50 51 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 Iceland, licensed firearm dealers are required52 53 54 55 56 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Iceland, licensed gun makers are required52 55 56 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Iceland, State agencies are required57 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Iceland, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited without a valid firearms licence58

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Iceland, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence prohibited without a valid firearms licence58 59

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Iceland, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated60 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Iceland include61 62 48 63 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Iceland include64 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Iceland, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law17

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Iceland, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited64

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Iceland, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited64

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Iceland, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm65 is 4 years66 67

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 200768 by Iceland.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified69 by Iceland

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, but not yet ratified70 by Iceland

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Iceland 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 Aspects71

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Iceland against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 7372 73 74 75 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Iceland has submitted one or more national reports76 77 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Iceland, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated78 77

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Iceland submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was apparent77

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated77 by Iceland to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Iceland has declared79 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Iceland has been a Member State of the United Nations since 194680

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list81 Iceland 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 16,82 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 Iceland, annual homicides by any means total

2018: 315
2017: 3
2016: 1
2015: 3
2014: 2
2013: 1
2012: 116 17
2011: 316 18
2010: 2
2009: 1
2008: 0
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 3
2004: 316 19
2003: 0
2002: 416 20
2001: 1
2000: 516 21
1999: 221
1998: 018
1997: 2
1996: 1
1995: 0

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

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

2018: 0.8915
2017: 0.90
2016: 0.30
2015: 0.91
2014: 0.61
2013: 0.31
2012: 0.31
2011: 0.93
2010: 0.62
2009: 0.31
2008: 0.32
2007: 0.64
2006: 0.0
2005: 1.0
2004: 1.016 19
2003: 0.0
2002: 1.416 20
2001: 0.4
2000: 1.816 21
1999: 0.7221
1998: 0.018
1997: 0.7
1996: 0.4
1995: 0.0

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual male homicides by any means total

2018: 222
2017: 1
2016: 0
2015: 3
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 2
2010: 2
2009: 1
2007: 2

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

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

2018: 1.1822
2017: 0.60
2016: 022
2015: 1.81
2014: 0
2013: 0.61
2012: 0
2011: 1.23
2010: 1.24
2009: 0.63
2007: 1.30

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Iceland, annual female homicides by any means total

2018: 122
2017: 2
2016: 1
2015: 0
2014: 2
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 0
2008: 1

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

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

2018: 0.6022
2017: 1.20
2016: 0.60
2015: 0
2014: 1.22
2013: 0
2012: 0.62
2011: 0.62
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0.64
2007: 0

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Iceland, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 110
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 016
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 016 18
2008: 0
2007: 114 16 18
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 019
2003: 0
2000: 114
1996: 1

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.3010
2007: 0.32
2006: 0.33
2005: 0.34
2000: 0.36
1996: 0.37

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 0%16
2011: 0%
2010: 0%
2009: 0%
2008: 0%
2007: 50%
2006: 0%
2005: 0%
2004: 0.0%18
2003: 0.0%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Iceland, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 115
2007: 110

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2010: 0.6015
2007: 0.6310

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Iceland, annual female firearm homicides total

2016: 110
2015: 010
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.6010
2010: 015

Conflict Deaths

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

Disarmament

Destruction and Disposal Policy

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

Marking and Tracing

Firearm Marking

In Iceland, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law83 84

Firearm Tracing

In Iceland, state authorities carry out85 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Global Peace Index

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


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