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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 Kyrgyzstan is

2017: 171,0001
2007: 45,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 2.801
2007: 0.92

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Kyrgyzstan ranked at No. 1583

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Kyrgyzstan ranked at No. 1562

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Kyrgyzstan is reported to be

2017: 29,2371
2007: 15,0002 4

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Kyrgyzstan is

2007: 0.295

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

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

2017: 141,7631

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Kyrgyzstan are reported to have 145,0107 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Kyrgyzstan are reported to have 18,0008 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 359
2015: 419
2014: 53
2013: 3410 11 12 13 14
2012: 38
2011: 43
2010: 5515
2009: 4410 11 12 13
2008: 35
2007: 34
2006: 62
2005: 58
2004: 38
2003: 43
2002: 55
2001: 65
2000: 65

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.629
2015: 0.73
2014: 0.96
2013: 0.62
2012: 0.70
2011: 0.79
2010: 1.03
2009: 0.83
2008: 0.67
2007: 0.65
2006: 1.20
2005: 1.13
2004: 0.75
2003: 0.86
2002: 1.10
2001: 1.31
2000: 1.32

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 349
2015: 38
2014: 50
2013: 30
2012: 35
2011: 39
2010: 52
2009: 40
2008: 34
2007: 32
2006: 55
2005: 56
2004: 32
2003: 38
2001: 59
2000: 57

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.229
2015: 1.38
2014: 1.84
2013: 1.11
2012: 1.31
2011: 1.47
2010: 1.98
2009: 1.54
2008: 1.32
2007: 1.25
2006: 2.17
2005: 2.23
2004: 1.29
2003: 1.54
2001: 2.41
2000: 2.35

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 19
2015: 3
2014: 3
2013: 4
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 3
2009: 4
2008: 1
2007: 2
2006: 7
2005: 2
2004: 6
2003: 5
2001: 6
2000: 8

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.039
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.14
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.11
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.27
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.23
2003: 0.20
2001: 0.24
2000: 0.32

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual homicides by any means total

2018: 138{Q13355}
2017: 256
2016: 267
2015: 305
2014: 320
2013: 301
2012: 380
2011: 467
2010: 909
2009: 419
2008: 429
2007: 426
2006: 42216 17 18
2005: 419
2004: 42016 17 19
2003: 421
2002: 41116 17
2001: 386
2000: 43016 17 20
1999: 43317 20
1998: 425
1997: 43917 21
1996: 519
1995: 535

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

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

2018: 2.1922
2017: 4.14
2016: 4.40
2015: 5.12
2014: 5.48
2013: 5.25
2012: 6.76
2011: 8.46
2010: 16.76
2009: 7.82
2008: 8.10
2007: 8.11
2006: 8.316 17 18 23
2005: 8.3
2004: 8.416 17 19 23
2003: 8.4
2002: 8.216 17
2001: 7.7
2000: 8.716 17 20 23
1999: 8.817 20 23
1998: 8.8
1997: 9.317 21 23
1996: 11.1
1995: 11.7

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 1029
2015: 141
2014: 137
2013: 138
2012: 163
2011: 209
2010: 245
2009: 224
2008: 214
2007: 227
2006: 248
2005: 267
2004: 227
2003: 202
2001: 233
2000: 273

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

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

2019: 9
2018:
2017:
2016: 3.63
2015: 5.08
2014: 4.99
2013: 5.07
2012: 6.05
2011: 7.81
2010: 9.23
2009: 8.52
2008: 8.23
2007: 8.79
2006: 9.68
2005: 10.52
2004: 9.03
2003: 8.12
2001: 9.51
2000: 11.23

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 419
2015: 47
2014: 44
2013: 43
2012: 51
2011: 68
2010: 60
2009: 84
2008: 56
2007: 60
2006: 64
2005: 82
2004: 78
2003: 85
2001: 83
2000: 88

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

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

2016: 1.409
2015: 1.63
2014: 1.54
2013: 1.52
2012: 1.82
2011: 2.45
2010: 2.18
2009: 3.08
2008: 2.08
2007: 2.24
2006: 2.41
2005: 3.12
2004: 3
2003: 3.31
2001: 3.28
2000: 3.51

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 119
2015: 10
2014: 14
2013: 7
2012: 6
2011: 11
2010: 25
2009: 26
2008: 19
2007: 16
2006: 33
2005: 25
2004: 14
2003: 15
2002: 31
2001: 22
2000: 34
1997: 3221
1996: 128
1995: 121

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 9
2018:
2017:
2016: 0.19
2015: 0.18
2014: 0.25
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.20
2010: 0.46
2009: 0.49
2008: 0.36
2007: 0.30
2006: 0.63
2005: 0.48
2004: 0.27
2003: 0.30
2002: 0.62
2001: 0.44
2000: 0.69
1997: 0.6921
1996: 2.80
1995: 2.68

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 4%24
2011: 1%16
2010: 3%
2009: 4%
2008: 3%
2007: 2%
2006: 1%
2005: 1%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male firearm homicides total

2016: 119
2015: 8
2014: 13
2013: 7
2012: 6
2011: 11
2010: 23
2009: 23
2008: 18
2007: 14
2006: 31
2005: 24
2004: 13
2003: 13
2001: 19
2000: 30

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.399
2015: 0.29
2014: 0.47
2013: 0.26
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.41
2010: 0.87
2009: 0.87
2008: 0.69
2007: 0.54
2006: 1.21
2005: 0.95
2004: 0.52
2003: 0.52
2001: 0.78
2000: 1.23

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 29
2014: 1
2013: 3
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 2
2009: 3
2008: 1
2007: 2
2006: 2
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 2
2001: 3
2000: 4

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.079
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.11
2012: 0
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.11
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.07

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual handgun homicides total

2013: 710
2012: 2
2011: 3
2010: 2
2009: 1
2008: 2
2007: 3
2006: 1
2005: 7
2004: 2
2002: 3
2001: 7
2000: 3

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.1210
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.14
2004: 0.04
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.14
2000: 0.06

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual long gun homicides total

2012: 110
2010: 2
2008: 2
2007: 3
2006: 7
2005: 7
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 7
2001: 9
2000: 7

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0210
2010: 0.04
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.14
2005: 0.14
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.18
2000: 0.14

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual gun homicides (other) total

2013: 710
2012: 6
2011: 11
2010: 25
2009: 26
2008: 19
2007: 16
2006: 33
2005: 25
2004: 14
2003: 15
2002: 21
2001: 22
2000: 34

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

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

2013: 0.1210
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.20
2010: 0.46
2009: 0.50
2008: 0.36
2007: 0.31
2006: 0.64
2005: 0.49
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.30
2002: 0.42
2001: 0.45
2000: 0.70

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 4289
2015: 421
2014: 465
2013: 451
2012: 529
2011: 473
2010: 504
2009: 464
2008: 477
2007: 488
2006: 471
2005: 475
2004: 446
2003: 496
2001: 576
2000: 523
1999: 55925

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

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

2019: 09
2018: 0
2017: 0
2016: 7.47
2015: 7.43
2014: 8.30
2013: 8.13
2012: 9.62
2011: 8.68
2010: 9.32
2009: 8.66
2008: 9
2007: 9.29
2006: 9.04
2005: 9.20
2004: 8.72
2003: 9.80
2001: 11.57
2000: 10.59
1999: 10.8825

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 3399
2015: 330
2014: 362
2013: 354
2012: 407
2011: 365
2010: 399
2009: 367
2008: 383
2007: 372
2006: 374
2005: 391
2004: 371
2003: 412
2001: 498
2000: 424

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

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

2016: 12.079
2015: 11.88
2014: 13.17
2013: 13.01
2012: 15.10
2011: 13.65
2010: 15.02
2009: 13.95
2008: 14.72
2007: 14.41
2006: 14.60
2005: 15.40
2004: 14.76
2003: 16.56
2001: 20.33
2000: 17.45

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 899
2015: 91
2014: 103
2013: 97
2012: 122
2011: 108
2010: 105
2009: 97
2008: 94
2007: 116
2006: 97
2005: 84
2004: 75
2003: 84
2001: 78
2000: 99

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

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

2016: 3.059
2015: 3.15
2014: 3.61
2013: 3.43
2012: 4.36
2011: 3.89
2010: 3.81
2009: 3.56
2008: 3.49
2007: 4.34
2006: 3.66
2005: 3.20
2004: 2.89
2003: 3.27
2001: 3.09
2000: 3.95

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 99
2015: 4
2014: 4
2013: 511 14
2012: 511
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 6
2008: 4
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 5
2004: 6
2003: 16
2002: 8
2001: 14
2000: 11

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.169
2015: 0.07
2014: 0.07
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.11
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.12
2005: 0.10
2004: 0.12
2003: 0.32
2002: 0.16
2001: 0.28
2000: 0.22

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male firearm suicides total

2016: 99
2015: 3
2014: 4
2013: 5
2012: 5
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 5
2008: 4
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 5
2004: 6
2003: 14
2001: 14
2000: 9

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.329
2015: 0.11
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.18
2012: 0.19
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.15
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.15
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.23
2005: 0.20
2004: 0.24
2003: 0.56
2001: 0.57
2000: 0.37

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female firearm suicides total

2015: 19
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2003: 2
2000: 2

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.039
2009: 0.04
2003: 0.08
2000: 0.08

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 111
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 2
2003: 5
2002: 3
2001: 2

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.0211
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.04
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.04

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, the number of long gun suicides is

2012: 111
2010: 1
2009: 1
2008: 1
2006: 2
2005: 2
2004: 2
2003: 6
2002: 4
2001: 5
2000: 3

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0211
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.04
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.08
2001: 0.10
2000: 0.06

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 411
2012: 4
2011: 2
2010: 3
2009: 4
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 4
2005: 3
2004: 4
2003: 5
2002: 1
2001: 7
2000: 8

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

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

2013: 0.0711
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.14
2000: 0.16

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 59
2015: 11
2014: 24
2013: 1212 14
2012: 1712
2011: 23
2010: 15
2009: 8
2008: 8
2007: 7
2006: 10
2005: 9
2004: 9
2003: 5
2002: 10
2001: 7
2000: 3

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.099
2015: 0.19
2014: 0.43
2013: 0.22
2012: 0.31
2011: 0.42
2010: 0.28
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.15
2007: 0.13
2006: 0.19
2005: 0.17
2004: 0.18
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.20
2001: 0.14
2000: 0.06

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2016: 49
2015: 11
2014: 22
2013: 11
2012: 14
2011: 19
2010: 14
2009: 8
2008: 8
2007: 7
2006: 7
2005: 9
2004: 7
2003: 5
2001: 7
2000: 2

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.149
2015: 0.40
2014: 0.80
2013: 0.40
2012: 0.52
2011: 0.71
2010: 0.53
2009: 0.30
2008: 0.31
2007: 0.27
2006: 0.27
2005: 0.35
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.20
2001: 0.29
2000: 0.08

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2016: 19
2015: 0
2014: 2
2013: 1
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 1
2006: 3
2004: 2
2000: 1

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.039
2014: 0.07
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.04
2006: 0.11
2004: 0.08
2000: 0.04

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 112
2011: 6
2010: 4
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 3
2004: 2
2002: 5
2001: 1
2000: 2

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.0212
2011: 0.11
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.04
2002: 0.10
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.04

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 412
2012: 6
2011: 2
2010: 1
2009: 3
2008: 2
2007: 3
2006: 5
2005: 2
2004: 3
2003: 3
2002: 3
2001: 3

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.0712
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.06

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2013: 712
2012: 11
2011: 15
2010: 10
2009: 4
2008: 5
2007: 3
2006: 4
2005: 4
2004: 4
2003: 2
2002: 2
2001: 3
2000: 1

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

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

2013: 0.1212
2012: 0.20
2011: 0.27
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.04
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.06
2000: 0.02

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 39
2015: 9
2014: 4
2013: 313 14
2012: 813
2011: 4
2010: 7
2009: 3
2008: 1
2007: 3
2006: 5
2005: 5
2004: 6
2003: 6
2002: 6
2001: 9
2000: 9

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

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

2019: 09
2018: 0
2017: 0
2016: 0.05
2015: 0.16
2014: 0.07
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.13
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.10
2004: 0.12
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.12
2001: 0.18
2000: 0.18

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 39
2015: 99
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 8
2011: 4
2010: 7
2009: 3
2008: 1
2007: 3
2006: 5
2005: 5
2004: 5
2003: 5
2001: 8
2000: 9

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

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

2016: 0.119
2015: 0.32
2014: 0.15
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.30
2011: 0.15
2010: 0.26
2009: 0.11
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.20
2005: 0.20
2004: 0.20
2003: 0.20
2001: 0.33
2000: 0.37

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2015: 09
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2004: 1
2003: 1
2001: 1

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

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

2004: 0.049
2003: 0.04
2001: 0.04

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2011: 113
2010: 2
2007: 2
2006: 2
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 3
2001: 2
2000: 1

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

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

2011: 0.0213
2010: 0.04
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.04
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.06
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.02

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2008: 113
2006: 2
2005: 2
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 1
2001: 2
2000: 2

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

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

2008: 0.0213
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.04

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 313
2012: 8
2011: 3
2010: 5
2009: 3
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 3
2004: 4
2003: 4
2002: 2
2001: 5
2000: 6

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

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

2013: 0.0513
2012: 0.14
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.06
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.08
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.10
2000: 0.12

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

In Kyrgyzstan, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2012: 19

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

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

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Kyrgyzstan is reported by Customs to be US$027 (2008)

Firearm Imports

In Kyrgyzstan, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law26

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Kyrgyzstan is reported by Customs to be US$1,061,58027 (2011)

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Kyrgyzstan, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are not specifically regulated by law26

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

Law Regulates Civilian Access to Firearms

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of guns is regulated by law24

Right to Possess Firearms

In Kyrgyzstan, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law28 29

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

Law Regulates Automatic Weapons

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of automatic weapons is regulated by law24

Law Regulates Handguns

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of handguns is regulated by law24

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law24

Gun Ownership and Possession

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Kyrgyzstan must pass a background check which considers undefined24 records

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Kyrgyzstan, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law24

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 200830 by Kyrgyzstan.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has not been signed31 by Kyrgyzstan

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 signed32 by Kyrgyzstan

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Kyrgyzstan 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 Aspects33

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Kyrgyzstan against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 11734 35 36 37 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Kyrgyzstan has submitted one or more national reports38 39 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Kyrgyzstan, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has not been designated40 39

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Kyrgyzstan, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has not been designated40 39

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Kyrgyzstan submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent40 39

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated39 by Kyrgyzstan to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Kyrgyzstan has not declared41 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Kyrgyzstan has been a Member State of the United Nations since 199242

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list43 Kyrgyzstan 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 16,44 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 Kyrgyzstan, annual homicides by any means total

2018: 138{Q13355}
2017: 256
2016: 267
2015: 305
2014: 320
2013: 301
2012: 380
2011: 467
2010: 909
2009: 419
2008: 429
2007: 426
2006: 42216 17 18
2005: 419
2004: 42016 17 19
2003: 421
2002: 41116 17
2001: 386
2000: 43016 17 20
1999: 43317 20
1998: 425
1997: 43917 21
1996: 519
1995: 535

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

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

2018: 2.1922
2017: 4.14
2016: 4.40
2015: 5.12
2014: 5.48
2013: 5.25
2012: 6.76
2011: 8.46
2010: 16.76
2009: 7.82
2008: 8.10
2007: 8.11
2006: 8.316 17 18 23
2005: 8.3
2004: 8.416 17 19 23
2003: 8.4
2002: 8.216 17
2001: 7.7
2000: 8.716 17 20 23
1999: 8.817 20 23
1998: 8.8
1997: 9.317 21 23
1996: 11.1
1995: 11.7

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 1029
2015: 141
2014: 137
2013: 138
2012: 163
2011: 209
2010: 245
2009: 224
2008: 214
2007: 227
2006: 248
2005: 267
2004: 227
2003: 202
2001: 233
2000: 273

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

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

2019: 9
2018:
2017:
2016: 3.63
2015: 5.08
2014: 4.99
2013: 5.07
2012: 6.05
2011: 7.81
2010: 9.23
2009: 8.52
2008: 8.23
2007: 8.79
2006: 9.68
2005: 10.52
2004: 9.03
2003: 8.12
2001: 9.51
2000: 11.23

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 419
2015: 47
2014: 44
2013: 43
2012: 51
2011: 68
2010: 60
2009: 84
2008: 56
2007: 60
2006: 64
2005: 82
2004: 78
2003: 85
2001: 83
2000: 88

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

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

2016: 1.409
2015: 1.63
2014: 1.54
2013: 1.52
2012: 1.82
2011: 2.45
2010: 2.18
2009: 3.08
2008: 2.08
2007: 2.24
2006: 2.41
2005: 3.12
2004: 3
2003: 3.31
2001: 3.28
2000: 3.51

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 119
2015: 10
2014: 14
2013: 7
2012: 6
2011: 11
2010: 25
2009: 26
2008: 19
2007: 16
2006: 33
2005: 25
2004: 14
2003: 15
2002: 31
2001: 22
2000: 34
1997: 3221
1996: 128
1995: 121

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2019: 9
2018:
2017:
2016: 0.19
2015: 0.18
2014: 0.25
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.20
2010: 0.46
2009: 0.49
2008: 0.36
2007: 0.30
2006: 0.63
2005: 0.48
2004: 0.27
2003: 0.30
2002: 0.62
2001: 0.44
2000: 0.69
1997: 0.6921
1996: 2.80
1995: 2.68

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 4%24
2011: 1%16
2010: 3%
2009: 4%
2008: 3%
2007: 2%
2006: 1%
2005: 1%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male firearm homicides total

2016: 119
2015: 8
2014: 13
2013: 7
2012: 6
2011: 11
2010: 23
2009: 23
2008: 18
2007: 14
2006: 31
2005: 24
2004: 13
2003: 13
2001: 19
2000: 30

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.399
2015: 0.29
2014: 0.47
2013: 0.26
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.41
2010: 0.87
2009: 0.87
2008: 0.69
2007: 0.54
2006: 1.21
2005: 0.95
2004: 0.52
2003: 0.52
2001: 0.78
2000: 1.23

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 29
2014: 1
2013: 3
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 2
2009: 3
2008: 1
2007: 2
2006: 2
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 2
2001: 3
2000: 4

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.079
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.11
2012: 0
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.11
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.07

Conflict Deaths

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

Disarmament

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

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

2017: 11145

Global Peace Index

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


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