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StockpilesGun Numbers

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 0.295

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, 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 145,0106 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Kyrgyzstan are reported to have 18,0007 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2015: 418
2014: 53
2013: 349 10 11 12 13
2012: 399 10 11 12
2011: 43
2010: 5514
2009: 449 10 11 12
2008: 36
2007: 35
2006: 62
2005: 58
2004: 38
2003: 43
2002: 55
2001: 68
2000: 67

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.728
2014: 0.95
2013: 0.61
2012: 0.71
2011: 0.79
2010: 1.02
2009: 0.825
2008: 0.68
2007: 0.67
2006: 1.19
2005: 1.12
2004: 0.74
2003: 0.85
2002: 1.10
2001: 1.37
2000: 1.36

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2015: 388
2014: 50
2013: 30
2012: 36
2011: 39
2010: 52

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2015: 38
2014: 3
2013: 4
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 3

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual homicides by any means total

2015: 2138
2014: 205
2013: 217
2012: 248
2011: 303
2010: 337
2009: 419
2008: 429
2007: 426
2006: 42215 16 17
2005: 419
2004: 42015 16 18
2003: 421
2002: 41115 16
2001: 386
2000: 43015 16 19
1999: 43316 19
1998: 425
1997: 43916 20
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

2015: 0.728
2014: 0.95
2013: 0.61
2012: 0.71
2011: 0.79
2010: 1.02
2009: 8.0
2008: 8.3
2007: 8.315 16 21
2006: 8.315 16 17 21
2005: 8.3
2004: 8.415 16 18 21
2003: 8.4
2002: 8.215 16
2001: 7.7
2000: 8.715 16 19 21
1999: 8.816 19 21
1998: 8.8
1997: 9.316 20 21
1996: 11.1
1995: 11.7

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male homicides by any means total

2015: 1588
2014: 152
2013: 167
2012: 189
2011: 231
2010: 272

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female homicides by any means total

2015: 558
2014: 53
2013: 50
2012: 59
2011: 72
2010: 65

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual firearm homicides total

2015: 178
2014: 21
2013: 149 13
2012: 99
2011: 14
2010: 29
2009: 17
2008: 1315 9 16
2007: 915 9
2006: 4
2005: 4
2004: 179
2003: 16
2002: 31
2001: 38
2000: 44
1997: 3220
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

2015: 0.308
2014: 0.37
2013: 0.25
2012: 0.16
2011: 0.26
2010: 0.54
2009: 0.32
2008: 0.255 9 16
2007: 0.175 9
2006: 0.08
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.349
2003: 0.32
2002: 0.62
2001: 0.77
2000: 0.90
1997: 0.6920
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%22
2011: 1%15
2010: 3%
2009: 4%
2008: 3%
2007: 2%
2006: 1%
2005: 1%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 208
2014: 20
2013: 11
2012: 9
2011: 14
2010: 27

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 18
2014: 1
2013: 3
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 2

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual handgun homicides total

2013: 79
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: 0.129
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: 19
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: 0.029
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: 79
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: 0.129
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

2015: 4178
2014: 461
2013: 446
2012: 524
2011: 471
2010: 500
1999: 55923

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

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

2015: 7.368
2014: 8.23
2013: 8.04
2012: 9.53
2011: 8.64
2010: 9.24
1999: 10.8823

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male suicides by any means total

2015: 3278
2014: 358
2013: 349
2012: 402
2011: 363
2010: 395

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female suicides by any means total

2015: 908
2014: 103
2013: 97
2012: 122
2011: 108
2010: 105

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual firearm suicides total

2015: 48
2014: 4
2013: 510 13
2012: 510
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

2015: 0.078
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: 0.23

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual male firearm suicides total

2015: 38
2014: 4
2013: 5
2012: 5
2011: 2
2010: 4

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual female firearm suicides total

2015: 18
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 110
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: 0.0210
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: 110
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: 0.0210
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: 410
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: 0.0710
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

2015: 118
2014: 24
2013: 1211 13
2012: 1711
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

2015: 0.168
2014: 0.07
2013: 0.05
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.13
2009: 0.15
2008: 0.15
2007: 0.13
2006: 0.19
2005: 0.18
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

2015: 118
2014: 22
2013: 11
2012: 14
2011: 19
2010: 14

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2015: 08
2014: 2
2013: 1
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 1

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Kyrgyzstan, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 111
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: 0.0211
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: 411
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: 0.0711
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: 711
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: 0.1211
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

2015: 98
2014: 4
2013: 312 13
2012: 812
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

2013: 0.0512 5
2012: 0.1412
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

2015: 98
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 8
2011: 4
2010: 7

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2015: 08
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2011: 112
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: 0.0212
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: 112
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: 0.0212
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: 312
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: 0.0512
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

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Kyrgyzstan, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law24

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Kyrgyzstan is reported by Customs to be US$025 (2008)

Firearm Imports

In Kyrgyzstan, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law24

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Kyrgyzstan is reported by Customs to be US$1,061,58025 (2011)

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Kyrgyzstan, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are not specifically regulated by law24

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

Law Regulates Civilian Access to Firearms

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of guns is regulated by law22

Right to Possess Firearms

In Kyrgyzstan, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law26 27

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

Law Regulates Automatic Weapons

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of automatic weapons is regulated by law22

Law Regulates Handguns

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of handguns is regulated by law22

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Kyrgyzstan, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law22

Gun Ownership and Possession

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Kyrgyzstan must pass a background check which considers undefined22 records

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Kyrgyzstan, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law22

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 200828 by Kyrgyzstan.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has not been signed29 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 signed30 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 Aspects31

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. 11732 33 34 35 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 reports36 37 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 designated38 37

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Kyrgyzstan, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has not been designated38 37

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 apparent38 37

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated37 by Kyrgyzstan to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Kyrgyzstan has not declared39 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 199240

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list41 Kyrgyzstan as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

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

Global Peace Index

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


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