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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 Puerto Rico is

2017: 422,0001
2012: 800,0002 3

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 11.501
2012: 20.02

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

In Puerto Rico, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2001: 6.7%4 3

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Puerto Rico there are estimated to be

2013: 380,0005

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Puerto Rico the rate of illicit firearms per 100 people is estimated to be 10.426

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Puerto Rico are reported to have 12,0007 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Puerto Rico are reported to have 26,0008 7 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 6589
2013: 856
2012: 912
2011: 1,043
2010: 92210
2001: 73411

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2014: 18.629
2013: 23.85
2012: 25.08
2011: 28.35
2010: 24.77
2001: 19.226

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 6249
2013: 813
2012: 856
2011: 992
2010: 881

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 349
2013: 43
2012: 56
2011: 51
2010: 41

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual homicides by any means total

2015: 58412
2014: 6789
2013: 862
2012: 952
2011: 1,069
2010: 956
2009: 956
2008: 874
2007: 774
2006: 783
2005: 825
2004: 843
2003: 818
2002: 820
2001: 802
2000: 734
1999: 59313
1998: 652
1997: 724
1996: 868
1995: 864

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

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

2015: 15.8612
2014: 18.629
2013: 23.85
2012: 25.08
2011: 28.35
2010: 24.77
2009: 24.1
2008: 22.1
2007: 19.63
2006: 19.94
2005: 21.1
2004: 21.65
2003: 21.1
2002: 21.25
2001: 20.9
2000: 19.24
1999: 15.613
1998: 17.2
1997: 19.3
1996: 23.3
1995: 23.3

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual male homicides by any means total

2014: 6269
2013: 809
2012: 870
2011: 990
2010: 899

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual female homicides by any means total

2014: 529
2013: 53
2012: 82
2011: 79
2010: 57

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 6139
2013: 796
2012: 860
2011: 952
2010: 869
2005: 69213
2001: 67011

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 17.359
2013: 22.18
2012: 23.65
2011: 25.87
2010: 23.35
2005: 18.313
2001: 17.2711

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2013: 91%14
2012: 88%
2011: 87%
2010: 90%
2005: 94.8%13

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 5819
2014: 581
2013: 757
2012: 807
2011: 905
2010: 831

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 329
2014: 32
2013: 39
2012: 53
2011: 47
2010: 38

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual suicides by any means total

2014: 2209
2013: 241
2012: 246
2011: 258
2010: 286
2001: 27911

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

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

2014: 6.239
2013: 6.71
2012: 6.77
2011: 7.01
2010: 7.69
2001: 7.1911

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual male suicides by any means total

2014: 1889
2013: 204
2012: 204
2011: 216
2010: 241

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual female suicides by any means total

2014: 329
2013: 37
2012: 42
2011: 42
2010: 45

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 309
2013: 40
2012: 24
2011: 35
2010: 3410
2001: 4511

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.859
2013: 1.11
2012: 0.66
2011: 0.95
2010: 0.91
2001: 1.1611

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual male firearm suicides total

2014: 299
2013: 37
2012: 22
2011: 31
2010: 33

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual female firearm suicides total

2014: 19
2013: 3
2012: 2
2011: 4
2010: 1

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2014: 159
2013: 20
2012: 28
2011: 56
2010: 1910
2001: 1911

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2014: 09
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2001: 0.4911

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2014: 149
2013: 19
2012: 27
2011: 56
2010: 17

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Puerto Rico, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2014: 19
2013: 1
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 2

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 09
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2000: 111

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

In Puerto Rico, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2000: 0.0311

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 09
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 09
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Puerto Rico, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence15 16 17 18 19 20

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Imports

In Puerto Rico, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law15 16

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Puerto Rico is high21 22 23

Regulation of Arms Brokers

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

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Puerto Rico do not include24 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Puerto Rico is categorised as restrictive25

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Puerto Rico includes the Arms Act of 2000, Chapter 51A26

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Puerto Rico are regulated by the the Police Superintendent27 and the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury16 23

Right to Possess Firearms

In Puerto Rico, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,28 as limited by federal law29 and state law30

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Puerto Rico, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns, automatic firearms, sawn-off shotguns of less than eighteen (18) inches or armour-piercing ammunition31 32 33 34

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Puerto Rico, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited31 32 33

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Puerto Rico, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence34 32

Regulation of Handguns

In Puerto Rico, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence34 35

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Puerto Rico, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law34 32

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Puerto Rico, only licensed gun owners36 27 17 31 37 38 39 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Puerto Rico is 21 years27 (with exceptions for hunting or sport)40

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Puerto Rico must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health and addiction27 41 42 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Puerto Rico, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required27

Partner to be Advised or Interviewed

In Puerto Rico, licensing authorities are not required24 to conduct interviews with, or to advise an applicant's spouse, partner, or next of kin before issuing a gun licence

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Puerto Rico stipulates41 27 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Puerto Rico, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required27 35 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Puerto Rico, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every five years27 35

Licensing Records

In Puerto Rico, authorities maintain a record17 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Puerto Rico are permitted to possess two firearms, with exceptions for hunting or sport27 43

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Puerto Rico are permitted to possess only 50 rounds of ammunition per calendar year (with exceptions for hunting or sport)20 44

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Puerto Rico, the law requires17 45 39 37 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 Puerto Rico, licensed firearm dealers are required16 18 45 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Puerto Rico, licensed gun makers are required16 18 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Puerto Rico, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited unless conducted and registered by a licensed firearm dealer45 27 17 20

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Puerto Rico, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful15 16 46 18 45 17 47 20

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Puerto Rico, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated24 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Puerto Rico include27 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 Puerto Rico include16 48 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Puerto Rico include27 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Puerto Rico, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law with only narrow exemptions49 39

Firearm Tracing

In Puerto Rico, state authorities carry out50 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Puerto Rico, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not24 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Puerto Rico, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law35

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Puerto Rico, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited27

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Puerto Rico, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit27 35

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Puerto Rico, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm51 is five years in prison36 32 47 33 52 31 15 19 16 49 40 53 20

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Puerto Rico are known to have54 55 56 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 Puerto Rico, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered in recent arms amnesty and collection programmes is reported to be

2012: 40056

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

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

2012: 17057

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Puerto Rico, it is state policy58 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Puerto Rico is not a Member State of the United Nations59

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list60 Puerto Rico as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

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


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