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Northern Ireland — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law

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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 Northern Ireland is

2017: 206,0001
2005: 380,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 11.01
2007: 21.92

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

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

2013: 18,2503

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

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

2013: 80,2583

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

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

2013: 13,9353

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 206 countries, Northern Ireland ranked at No. 1184

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a comparison of the rate of privately owned guns in 206 countries, Northern Ireland ranked at No.674

Proportion of Households with Firearms

ChartIn Northern Ireland, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2005: 12.7%5
1989: 9.4%

Proportion of Households with Handguns

ChartIn Northern Ireland, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2005: 2.1%5
1989: 1.5%

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in Northern Ireland is reported to be

2020: 55,9176
2015: 59,4377
2012: 59,5858
2010: 61,5659 10

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Northern Ireland is

2015: 3.2111
2012: 3.27
2010: 3.41

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Northern Ireland is reported to be

2017: 153,0001
2012: 153,4598 2010

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Northern Ireland is

2017: 8.1811
2012: 8.42
2010: 7.83

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

ChartUnregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,12 but in Northern Ireland there are estimated to be

2017: 53,0001
2012: 15,34613 8
2005: 235,5002

Estimated Rate of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,12 but in Northern Ireland the rate of such firearms per 100 people is estimated to be

2017: 2.8311

Government Guns

Routine Arming of Police

In Northern Ireland, police officers on routine patrol carry one or more firearms14 15 16

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Northern Ireland are reported to have 14,40417 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 1218
2015: 12
2014: 11
2013: 11
2012: 14
2011: 9
2010: 1519 20
2009: 1321
2008: 3022
2007: 18
2006: 2023
2005: 22
2004: 22
2003: 1924
2002: 1825
2001: 1026
2000: 5227
1999: 2828
1998: 2929
1997: 3330
1996: 5231
1995: 11832

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.6418
2015: 0.65
2014: 0.60
2013: 0.60
2012: 0.77
2011: 0.50
2010: 0.83
2009: 0.72
2008: 1.69
2007: 1.02
2006: 1.15
2005: 1.27
2004: 1.28
2003: 1.11
2002: 1.06
2001: 0.59
2000: 3.08
1999: 1.66
1998: 1.73
1997: 1.97
1996: 3.11
1995: 7.10

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 1118
2015: 12
2014: 10
2013: 11
2012: 13
2011: 9
2010: 15
2009: 13
2008: 27
2007: 17
2006: 19
2005: 20
2004: 20
2003: 19
2001: 10

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1118
2015: 12
2014: 10
2013: 11
2012: 13
2011: 9
2010: 15
2009: 13
2008: 27
2007: 17
2006: 19
2005: 20
2004: 20
2003: 19
2001: 10

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 118
2014: 1
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0
2008: 3
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 2
2004: 2

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.1118
2014: 0.11
2012: 0.11
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.11
2006: 0.11
2005: 0.23
2004: 0.23

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual homicides by any means total

2019: 3133
2018: 27
2017: 28
2016: 25
2015: 19
2014: 16
2013: 14
2012: 9
2011: 20
2010: 16
2009: 17
2008: 3718
2007: 24
2006: 24
2005: 26
2004: 26
2003: 26
2002: 52
2001: 16
2000: 3434 35 36
1999: 75
1997: 4935 36
1996: 39
1995: 24
2/06: 29

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

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

2019: 1.64
2018: 1.43
2017: 1.50
2016: 1.34
2015: 1.03
2014: 0.87
2013: 0.77
2012: 0.49
2011: 1.10
2010: 0.89
2009: 0.95
2008: 2.0818
2007: 1.36
2006: 1.38
2005: 1.50
2004: 1.52
2003: 1.52
2002: 2.65
2001: 0.95
2000:
1999: 2.02
1998: 4.47
1997: 2.92
1996: 2.33
1995: 1.44
1994: 6.0937

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual male homicides by any means total

2019: 2133
2018: 23
2017: 23
2016: 18
2015: 14
2014: 14
2013: 13
2012: 8
2011: 16
2010: 14
2009: 13
2008: 3418
2007: 21
2006: 18
2005: 20
2004: 24
2003: 20
2001: 11

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

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

2019: 2.2533
2018: 2.48
2017: 2.50
2016: 1.97
2015: 1.54
2014: 1.55
2013: 1.45
2012: 0.89
2011: 1.80
2010: 1.58
2009: 1.48
2008: 3.9018
2007: 2.44
2006: 2.11
2005: 2.37
2004: 2.86
2003: 2.40
2001: 1.33
2000:

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual female homicides by any means total

2019: 1033
2018: 4
2017: 5
2016: 7
2015: 5
2014: 2
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 4
2010: 2
2009: 4
2008: 318
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 6
2004: 2
2003: 6
2001: 5

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

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

2019: 1.0433
2018: 0.42
2017: 0.53
2016: 0.74
2015: 0.53
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.43
2010: 0.22
2009: 0.44
2008: 0.3318
2007: 0.33
2006: 0.67
2005: 0.68
2004: 0.23
2003: 0.69
2001: 0.58
2000:

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 638
2015: 5
2014: 2
2013: 5
2012: 5
2011: 5
2010: 3
2009: 521 36
2008: 1222 36
2007: 839 36
2006: 823 36
2005: 1140 36
2004: 1241 36
2003: 924 36
2002: 325 42
2001: 226
2000: 3827
1999: 1528
1998: 1529
1997: 1230
1996: 3331
1995: 9432

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.3038
2015: 0.30
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.30
2012: 0.33
2011: 0.30
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.2821 36
2008: 0.6722 36
2007: 0.4539 36
2006: 0.4623 36
2005: 0.6440 36
2004: 0.7041 36
2003: 0.5324 36
2002: 0.1825 42
2001: 0.1226
2000: 2.2527
1999: 0.8928
1998: 0.8929
1997: 0.7230
1996: 1.9731
1995: 5.6632
1994: 5.2443

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2011: 22%44
2010: 13%
2009: 17%
2008: 4%
2007: 14%
2006: 0%
2005: 23%
2004: 14.6%36
2003: 36.4%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 538
2014: 2
2013: 218
2012: 4
2011: 5
2010: 3

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.5038
2014: 0.20
2012: 0.50
2011: 0.50
2010: 0.30

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 038
2014: 0
2013: 018
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 038
2014: 0.10
2012: 0.10
2011: 0
2010: 0

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual gun homicides (other) total

2011: 445
2010: 219
2009: 321
2008: 822
2007: 539
2006: 523
2005: 640
2004: 741
2003: 624
2002: 325

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual suicides by any means total

2019: 22033
2018: 241
2017: 220
2016: 204
2015: 243
2014: 191
2013: 204
2012: 149
2011: 174
2010: 184
2009: 192
2008: 25218
2007: 215
2006: 249
2005: 186
2004: 128
2003: 132
2002: 183
2001: 141
2000: 185
1999: 154
1998: 150
1997: 138
1996: 143
1995: 146

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

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

2019: 11.6233
2018: 12.81
2017: 11.76
2016: 10.96
2015: 13.12
2014: 10.38
2013: 11.15
2012: 8.17
2011: 9.59
2010: 10.19
2009: 10.71
2008: 14.1618
2007: 12.20
2006: 14.28
2005: 10.77
2004: 7.47
2003: 7.74
2002: 10.78
2001: 8.31
2000: 10.95
1999: 9.15
1998: 8.93
1997: 8.23
1996: 8.56
1995: 8.79
1994: 8.4146

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual male suicides by any means total

2019: 18333
2018: 186
2017: 173
2016: 165
2015: 186
2014: 159
2013: 162
2012: 117
2011: 133
2010: 145
2009: 149
2008: 19618
2007: 158
2006: 197
2005: 150
2004: 96
2003: 104
2001: 119
Grand Total: 1,758

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

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

2019: 19.6233
2018: 20.08
2017: 18.80
2016: 18.03
2015: 20.46
2014: 17.61
2013: 18.06
2012: 13.08
2011: 14.96
2010: 16.39
2009: 16.96
2008: 22.7318
2007: 18.52
2006: 23.31
2005: 17.89
2004: 11.52
2003: 12.55
2001: 14.44

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual female suicides by any means total

2019: 3733
2018: 55
2017: 47
2016: 39
2015: 57
2014: 32
2013: 42
2012: 32
2011: 41
2010: 39
2009: 43
2008: 5618
2007: 57
2006: 52
2005: 36
2004: 32
2003: 28
2001: 22
:

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

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

2019: 3.8533
2018: 5.76
2017: 4.94
2016: 4.12
2015: 6.05
2014: 3.41
2013: 4.50
2012: 3.44
2011: 4.43
2010: 4.24
2009: 4.70
2008: 6.2318
2007: 6.40
2006: 5.89
2005: 4.11
2004: 3.67
2003: 3.22
2001: 2.54

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 1118
2015: 8
2014: 8
2013: 818
2012: 4
2011: 445
2010: 1319 20
2009: 721
2008: 1822
2007: 1039
2006: 1123
2005: 1240
2004: 1241
2003: 824
2002: 1525
2001: 726
2000: 1327
1999: 1128
1998: 1229
1997: 2130
1996: 1531
1995: 1632
1990: 2347
1985: 19
1980: 10

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.5918
2015: 0.43
2014: 0.43
2013: 0.44
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.22
2010: 0.72
2009: 0.39
2008: 1.01
2007: 0.57
2006: 0.63
2005: 0.69
2004: 0.70
2003: 0.47
2002: 0.8825
2001: 0.41
2000:
1999: 0.6528
1998: 0.7129
1997: 1.2530
1996: 0.9031
1995: 0.9632
1994: 1.3448
1990: 1.4311
1985: 1.21
1980: 0.65

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual male firearm suicides total

2016: 1018
2015: 8
2014: 8
2013: 8
2012: 4
2011: 4
2010: 13
2009: 7
2008: 16
2007: 9
2006: 11
2005: 11
2004: 11
2003: 8
2001: 7

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.0918
2015: 0.88
2014: 0.89
2013: 0.89
2012: 0.45
2011: 0.45
2010: 1.47
2009: 0.80
2008: 1.84
2007: 1.04
2006: 1.29
2005: 1.30
2004: 1.31
2003: 0.96
2001: 0.85
2000:

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual female firearm suicides total

2016: 118
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2008: 2
2007: 1
2005: 1
2004: 1

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.11 18
2015:
2014:
2013:
2012:
2011:
2010:
2009:
2008: 0.22
2007: 0.11
2006:
2005: 0.11
2004: 0.11
2003:
2001:
2000:

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual handgun suicides total

2011: 145
2008: 122
2006: 123
2005: 140
2003: 124
2002: 225

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Northern Ireland, the number of long gun suicides is

2011: 145
2010: 919
2009: 521
2008: 1122
2007: 539
2006: 623
2005: 840
2004: 541
2003: 424
2002: 625
2001: 426

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 118
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 123
2003: 124
2001: 126
2000: 127
1999: 049
1996: 231
1995: 432

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2013: 018
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2006: 0.0623
2003: 0.0624
2001: 0.0626
2000: 0.0627
1999: 0.0049
1996: 0.1231
1995: 0.2432
1994: 0.1250

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2013: 118
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2013: 018
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2006: 123
2003: 124

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2006: 0.0623
2003: 0.0624

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

In Northern Ireland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2001: 126

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

In Northern Ireland, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2001: 0.0626

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 118
2013: 018
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2003: 124
1999: 228 49
1998: 229
1996: 231
1995: 432

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

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

2003: 0.0624
1999: 0.1228 49
1998: 0.1229
1996: 0.1231
1995: 0.2432
1994: 0.1251

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 018
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 018
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

In Northern Ireland, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2003: 124

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

In Northern Ireland, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2003: 0.0624

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 145
2009: 121
2007: 139

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Northern Ireland, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence52 53

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Northern Ireland, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law54 55

Firearm Imports

In Northern Ireland, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law56

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Northern Ireland is categorised as restrictive57

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Northern Ireland includes the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 200458

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Northern Ireland are regulated by the Chief Constable59

Right to Possess Firearms

In Northern Ireland, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law60 61 62

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Northern Ireland, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms or semi-automatic firearms other than semi-automatic rifles chambered for .22 rimfire cartridges63 64 65

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Northern Ireland, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited63 64 65

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Northern Ireland, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence only when chambered for .22 rimfire cartridges63 64 65

Regulation of Handguns

In Northern Ireland, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence63 64 65

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Northern Ireland, only licensed gun owners66 59 62 67 68 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Northern Ireland are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm62 69

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Northern Ireland is 18 years62 70

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Northern Ireland must pass a background check which considers various59 62 71 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Northern Ireland, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required59

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Northern Ireland stipulates72 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Northern Ireland, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every five years73 67 68

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Northern Ireland are permitted to possess any number of firearms73

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Northern Ireland are permitted to possess the quantity of ammunition described in the firearm certificate73

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Northern Ireland, the law requires74 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 Northern Ireland, licensed firearm dealers are required75 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Northern Ireland, licensed gun makers are required75 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Northern Ireland, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited without a permit76 74

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Northern Ireland, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful52 53 74

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

The number of licensed firearm dealers in Northern Ireland is reported to be

2011: 11277

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Northern Ireland include78 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Northern Ireland include79 80 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Northern Ireland include81 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Northern Ireland, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit82

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Northern Ireland, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm83 is 10 years in prison and/or a fine84

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The UNCCPCJ, a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council mandated to promote action to prevent national and transnational crime, lists85 Northern Ireland as an elected member

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified86 by Northern Ireland

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 16,87 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 Northern Ireland, annual homicides by any means total

2019: 3133
2018: 27
2017: 28
2016: 25
2015: 19
2014: 16
2013: 14
2012: 9
2011: 20
2010: 16
2009: 17
2008: 3718
2007: 24
2006: 24
2005: 26
2004: 26
2003: 26
2002: 52
2001: 16
2000: 3434 35 36
1999: 75
1997: 4935 36
1996: 39
1995: 24
2/06: 29

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

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

2019: 1.64
2018: 1.43
2017: 1.50
2016: 1.34
2015: 1.03
2014: 0.87
2013: 0.77
2012: 0.49
2011: 1.10
2010: 0.89
2009: 0.95
2008: 2.0818
2007: 1.36
2006: 1.38
2005: 1.50
2004: 1.52
2003: 1.52
2002: 2.65
2001: 0.95
2000:
1999: 2.02
1998: 4.47
1997: 2.92
1996: 2.33
1995: 1.44
1994: 6.0937

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual male homicides by any means total

2019: 2133
2018: 23
2017: 23
2016: 18
2015: 14
2014: 14
2013: 13
2012: 8
2011: 16
2010: 14
2009: 13
2008: 3418
2007: 21
2006: 18
2005: 20
2004: 24
2003: 20
2001: 11

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

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

2019: 2.2533
2018: 2.48
2017: 2.50
2016: 1.97
2015: 1.54
2014: 1.55
2013: 1.45
2012: 0.89
2011: 1.80
2010: 1.58
2009: 1.48
2008: 3.9018
2007: 2.44
2006: 2.11
2005: 2.37
2004: 2.86
2003: 2.40
2001: 1.33
2000:

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual female homicides by any means total

2019: 1033
2018: 4
2017: 5
2016: 7
2015: 5
2014: 2
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 4
2010: 2
2009: 4
2008: 318
2007: 3
2006: 6
2005: 6
2004: 2
2003: 6
2001: 5

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

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

2019: 1.0433
2018: 0.42
2017: 0.53
2016: 0.74
2015: 0.53
2014: 0.21
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.11
2011: 0.43
2010: 0.22
2009: 0.44
2008: 0.3318
2007: 0.33
2006: 0.67
2005: 0.68
2004: 0.23
2003: 0.69
2001: 0.58
2000:

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 638
2015: 5
2014: 2
2013: 5
2012: 5
2011: 5
2010: 3
2009: 521 36
2008: 1222 36
2007: 839 36
2006: 823 36
2005: 1140 36
2004: 1241 36
2003: 924 36
2002: 325 42
2001: 226
2000: 3827
1999: 1528
1998: 1529
1997: 1230
1996: 3331
1995: 9432

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.3038
2015: 0.30
2014: 0.10
2013: 0.30
2012: 0.33
2011: 0.30
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.2821 36
2008: 0.6722 36
2007: 0.4539 36
2006: 0.4623 36
2005: 0.6440 36
2004: 0.7041 36
2003: 0.5324 36
2002: 0.1825 42
2001: 0.1226
2000: 2.2527
1999: 0.8928
1998: 0.8929
1997: 0.7230
1996: 1.9731
1995: 5.6632
1994: 5.2443

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2011: 22%44
2010: 13%
2009: 17%
2008: 4%
2007: 14%
2006: 0%
2005: 23%
2004: 14.6%36
2003: 36.4%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 538
2014: 2
2013: 218
2012: 4
2011: 5
2010: 3

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 0.5038
2014: 0.20
2012: 0.50
2011: 0.50
2010: 0.30

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Northern Ireland, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 038
2014: 0
2013: 018
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2015: 038
2014: 0.10
2012: 0.10
2011: 0
2010: 0

Disarmament

Authorities in Northern Ireland are known to have88 89 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Surrendered in Gun Amnesty

In Northern Ireland, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered in recent arms amnesty and collection programmes is reported to be 2,44590 (2005)91

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Northern Ireland, it is state policy92 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

Marking and Tracing

Firearm Marking

In Northern Ireland, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law74

Firearm Tracing

In Northern Ireland, state authorities carry out93 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Northern Ireland, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not originally94 95 recorded in a register

Global Peace Index

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


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