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Macao — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Macao, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 11
2015: 1
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 4
2010: 2
2009: 6
2008: 4
2007: 6
2006: 11
2005: 7
2004: 10
2003: 13
2000: 22
1999: 422
1998: 26

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

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

2016: 0.171
2015: 0.17
2014: 0
2013: 0.17
2012: 0.69
2011: 0.70
2010: 0.35
2009: 1.07
2008: 0.73
2007: 1.14
2006: 2.3
2005: 1.5
2004: 2.2
2003: 2.9
2000: 5.1
1999: 9.72
1998: 6.1

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Macao, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 13
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 3
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 2
2008: 1

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

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

2016: 0.343
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 1.11
2011: 0.38
2010: 0.78
2009: 0.79
2008: 0.41

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Macao, annual female homicides by any means total

2015: 13
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 3
2010: 0
2009: 4
2008: 3

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

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

2016: 03
2015: 0.32
2014: 0
2013: 0.33
2012: 0.34
2011: 1.05
2010: 0
2009: 1.46
2008: 1.12

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Macao, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 01
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 01
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Macao is reported by Customs to be US$

2016: 195,8644
2015: 1,439,809
2014: 196,821
2013: 2,529,899
2012: 1,358,505

Firearm Imports

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Macao is reported by Customs to be US$

2015: 1,748,8474
2014: 360,748
2012: 416,639
2011: 142,6765

MeasuresGun Regulation

Right to Possess Firearms

In Macao, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law6 7

MeasuresInternational Controls

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Macao is not a Member State of the United Nations8

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list9 Macao 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 16,10 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 Macao, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 11
2015: 1
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 4
2010: 2
2009: 6
2008: 4
2007: 6
2006: 11
2005: 7
2004: 10
2003: 13
2000: 22
1999: 422
1998: 26

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

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

2016: 0.171
2015: 0.17
2014: 0
2013: 0.17
2012: 0.69
2011: 0.70
2010: 0.35
2009: 1.07
2008: 0.73
2007: 1.14
2006: 2.3
2005: 1.5
2004: 2.2
2003: 2.9
2000: 5.1
1999: 9.72
1998: 6.1

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Macao, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 13
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 3
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 2
2008: 1

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

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

2016: 0.343
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 1.11
2011: 0.38
2010: 0.78
2009: 0.79
2008: 0.41

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Macao, annual female homicides by any means total

2015: 13
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 3
2010: 0
2009: 4
2008: 3

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

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

2016: 03
2015: 0.32
2014: 0
2013: 0.33
2012: 0.34
2011: 1.05
2010: 0
2009: 1.46
2008: 1.12

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Macao, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 01
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 01
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Conflict Deaths

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

Global Peace Index

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


Short References

1.

UNODC.2020.‘Intentional Homicide Victims.’ Crime and Drugs Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,1 January. (Q13355)Full Citation

2.

UNODC.2013.‘Homicide in 207 Countries - Macao.’ Global Study on Homicide 2011: Trends, Context, Data.Vienna:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,26 June. (Q6311)Full Citation

3.

UNODC.2017.‘Intentional Homicide Victims by Sex.’ Crime and Drugs Data.Vienna:UNODC,19 May. (Q13356)Full Citation

4.

United Nations.2018.‘National Customs Data on Small Arms Exports and Imports - Macao.’ UN Comtrade International Trade Statistics Database.New York NY:United Nations Statistics Division,1 January. (Q13438)Full Citation

5.

Marsh, Nicholas.2014.‘Database of Authorised Transfers of Small Arms and Light Weapons.’ NISAT Small Arms Trade Database.Oslo:Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers,22 December. (Q16)Full Citation

6.

Sherman, Amy and Tom Ginsburg.2014.‘Gun Rights in National Constitutions.’ Marco Rubio Says Second Amendment Is Unique in Speech to NRA.Miami, FL:Miami Herald (PolitiFact Florida),29 April. (Q8507)Full Citation

7.

Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton. 2013. ‘U.S. Gun Rights Truly Are American Exceptionalism.’ Bloomberg (USA). 7 March. (N422) Full Citation

8.

UN.2013.‘Member States of the United Nations.’ UN.org Web Site.New York, NY:United Nations General Assembly,7 April. (Q290)Full Citation

9.

Wassenaar Arrangement.1996.‘Introduction: Participating States.’ Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies.Vienna:Wassenaar Secretariat,12 July. (Q19)Full Citation

10.

United Nations.2017.‘Relevant Targets & Indicators.’ Sustainable Development Goal 16.New York NY:United Nations Statistics Division,6 July. (Q14093)Full Citation