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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 Queensland is

2018: 928,5421 2 3
2017: 918,481
2016: 871,599
2015: 831,485
2014: 758,469
2013: 709,994
2012: 675,871
2011: 658,925
2010: 610,358
2009: 598,358
2008: 594,610
2007: 591,082
2006: 589,322
2005: 591,056
2004: 553,461
2001: 556,989
1998: 609,400
1975: 326,0004

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2018: 18.385 6 3
2017: 18.50
2016: 18.06
2015: 17.45
2014: 16.12
2013: 15.33
2012: 14.87
2011: 14.78
2010: 13.91
2009: 13.90
2008: 14.19
2007: 14.47
2006: 14.78
2005: 15.17
2004: 14.52
2001: 15.60
1998: 17.96
1975: 16.325

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

ChartIn Queensland, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be

2016: 67,7787
2015: 63,114
2014: 57,876
2013: 52,5897 8
2012: 49,4997 9
2011: 47,805
2010: 44,0437 10
2009: 42,123
2008: 40,513
2007: 40,857
2006: 40,31411
1979: 12,00012

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in Queensland is reported to be

2018: 196,13613
2017: 195,96314
2016: 184,36815
2015: 179,184
2014: 171,71315 16 17
2013: 164,85915 18 19
2012: 161,132
2011: 162,36915 18 19 20
2010: 159,41415 18 19
2009: 152,77215 18
2008: 151,656
2007: 155,09415 18 21
2006: 157,04215 18
2005: 155,677
2004: 157,82218 22
2001: 186,88423
1998: 180,00024

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Queensland is

2018: 3.885
2017: 3.95
2016: 3.82
2015: 3.76
2014: 3.65
2013: 3.56
2012: 3.54
2011: 3.64
2010: 3.63
2009: 3.55
2008: 3.62
2007: 3.80
2006: 3.94
2005: 3.99
2004: 4.14
2001: 5.1523
1998: 5.305

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Queensland is reported to be

2018: 844,12925 13
2017: 834,98314
2016: 792,3637
2015: 755,895
2014: 689,5177 16 17
2013: 645,4497 26 22 8
2012: 614,4287 26 22 8 9
2011: 599,0237 26 22 8 20
2010: 554,8717 26 22 27 8
2009: 543,9627 26 22 27
2008: 540,555
2007: 537,3477 26 22 21
2006: 535,74715 26 22
2005: 537,324
2004: 503,14626 22
2001: 506,35423
1998: 554,00024

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Queensland is

2018: 16.715
2017: 16.82
2016: 16.42
2015: 15.86
2014: 14.66
2013: 13.93
2012: 13.52
2011: 13.44
2010: 12.65
2009: 12.63
2008: 12.90
2007: 13.16
2006: 13.44
2005: 13.79
2004: 13.20
2001: 13.9523
1998: 16.335

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

ChartUnregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,28 but in Queensland there are estimated to be

2018: 84,4131 28 3
2017: 83,498
2016: 79,236
2015: 75,590
2014: 68,952
2013: 64,545
2012: 61,443
2011: 59,902
2010: 55,487
2009: 54,396
2008: 54,055
2007: 53,735
2006: 53,575
2005: 53,732
2004: 50,315
2001: 50,635
1998: 55,400

Estimated Rate of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

ChartUnregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,28 but in Queensland the rate of such firearms per 100 people is estimated to be

2018: 1.675
2017: 1.68
2016: 1.64
2015: 1.59
2014: 1.47
2013: 1.39
2012: 1.35
2011: 1.34
2010: 1.26
2009: 1.26
2008: 1.29
2007: 1.32
2006: 1.34
2005: 1.38
2004: 1.32
2001: 1.42
1998: 1.63

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 5429
2017: 54
2016: 6430
2015: 48
2014: 52
2013: 55
2012: 51
2011: 44
2010: 84
2009: 65
2008: 67
2007: 67
2006: 64
2005: 52
2004: 63
2003: 75
2002: 71

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2018: 1.0729
2017: 1.09
2016: 1.31
2015: 1
2014: 1.10
2013: 1.17
2012: 1.11
2011: 0.97
2010: 1.89
2009: 1.49
2008: 1.59
2007: 1.63
2006: 1.60
2005: 1.33
2004: 1.64
2003: 2.00
2002: 1.94

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 5429
2017: 50
2016: 53
2015: 44
2014: 45
2013: 51
2012: 48
2011: 41
2010: 68
2009: 55

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 2.1629
2017: 2.03
2016: 2.19
2015: 1.84
2014: 1.91
2013: 2.19
2012: 2.09
2011: 1.82
2010: 3.07
2009: 2.52

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2018: 029
2017: 4
2016: 11
2015: 4
2014: 7
2013: 4
2012: 3
2011: 3
2010: 16
2009: 10

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 029
2017: 0.16
2016: 0.45
2015: 0.17
2014: 0.29
2013: 0.17
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.13
2010: 0.72
2009: 0.46

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual homicides by any means total

2018: 4729
2017: 43
2016: 45
2015: 70
2014: 40
2013: 43
2012: 5231 32
2011: 51
2010: 4931 33
2009: 45
2008: 4331 34 35
2007: 53
2006: 56
2005: 29
2004: 29
2003: 68
2002: 47
2001: 6134 35
2000: 61
1999: 70
1998: 67
1997: 67
1996: 7535
1995: 61
1994: 62
1993: 79
1992: 70
1991: 59
1990: 71

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

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

2018: 0.9329
2017: 0.87
2016: 0.92
2015: 1.46
2014: 0.84
2013: 0.92
2012: 1.13
2011: 1.13
2010: 1.10
2009: 1.03
2008: 1.02
2007: 1.29
2006: 1.40
2005: 0.74
2004: 0.76
2003: 1.82
2002: 1.29
2001: 1.71
2000: 1.74
1999: 2.03
1998: 1.97
1997: 2.00
1996: 2.27
1995: 1.88
1994: 1.96
1993: 2.55
1992: 2.32
1991: 1.99
1990: 2.45

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual male homicides by any means total

2018: 3529
2017: 29
2016: 28
2015: 44
2014: 23
2013: 26
2012: 34
2011: 30
2010: 28
2009: 31

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

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

2018: 1.4029
2017: 1.18
2016: 1.16
2015: 1.84
2014: 0.97
2013: 1.11
2012: 1.48
2011: 1.33
2010: 1.26
2009: 1.42

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual female homicides by any means total

2018: 1229
2017: 14
2016: 17
2015: 26
2014: 17
2013: 17
2012: 18
2011: 21
2010: 21
2009: 14

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

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

2018: 0.4729
2017: 0.56
2016: 0.69
2015: 1.07
2014: 0.71
2013: 0.72
2012: 0.78
2011: 0.93
2010: 0.94
2009: 0.64

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual firearm homicides total

2018: 429
2017: 4
2016: 14
2015: 2
2014: 5
2013: 3
2012: 7
2011: 5
2010: 12
2009: 10
2008: 631 36
2007: 1131 37
2006: 731 38
2005: 531 39
2004: 740 31
2003: 1331 41
2002: 231 42

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.0829
2017: 0.08
2016: 0.29
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.11
2010: 0.27
2009: 0.23
2008: 0.14
2007: 0.27
2006: 0.17
2005: 0.13
2004: 0.18
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.05

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Queensland, annual male firearm homicides total

2018: 329
2017: 2
2016: 6
2015: 2
2014: 1
2013: 3
2012: 5
2011: 4
2010: 6
2009: 6

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.1229
2017: 0.08
2016: 0.25
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.04
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.22
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.27
2009: 0.28

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Queensland, annual female firearm homicides total

2018: 129
2017: 2
2016: 8
2015: 0
2014: 4
2013: 0
2012: 2
2011: 1
2010: 6
2009: 4

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.0429
2017: 0.08
2016: 0.32
2015: 0
2014: 0.17
2013: 0
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.27
2009: 0.18

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual handgun homicides total

2016: 231
2015: 0
2014: 4
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 2
2010: 1
2009: 1
2008: 3
2007: 0
2006: 2
2005: 0

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0443
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.00

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual long gun homicides total

2016: 731
2015: 2
2014: 1
2013: 2
2012: 4
2011: 4
2010: 5
2009: 4
2008: 3
2007: 8
2006: 4
2005: 1
2003: 5
2002: 1

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.1443
2015: 0.04
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.11
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.19
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.03
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.03

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Queensland, annual gun homicides (other) total

2016: 431
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 2
2012: 6
2011: 2
2010: 1
2009: 4
2008: 0
2007: 3
2006: 1
2005: 4
2003: 8
2002: 1

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

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

2016: 0.0843
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.13
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.10
2003: 0.21
2002: 0.03

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual suicides by any means total

2018: 78629
2017: 803
2016: 689
2015: 761
2014: 656
2013: 676
2012: 631
2011: 578
2010: 588
2009: 525
2008: 55344 45
2007: 520
2006: 494
2005: 459
2004: 453
2003: 466
2002: 537
2001: 50045
2000: 541
1999: 480

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

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

2018: 15.5629
2017: 16.18
2016: 14.11
2015: 15.84
2014: 13.82
2013: 14.43
2012: 13.68
2011: 12.79
2010: 13.25
2009: 12.02
2008: 13.11
2007: 12.65
2006: 12.33
2005: 11.71
2004: 11.83
2003: 12.45
2002: 14.70
2001: 14.00
2000: 15.42
1999: 13.90
1009: 12.13

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual male suicides by any means total

2018: 61829
2017: 609
2016: 533
2015: 579
2014: 496
2013: 519
2012: 477
2011: 438
2010: 441
2009: 415

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

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

2018: 24.7429
2017: 24.79
2016: 22.02
2015: 24.27
2014: 21.01
2013: 22.24
2012: 20.74
2011: 19.43
2010: 19.91
2009: 19.02

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Queensland, annual female suicides by any means total

2018: 16829
2017: 194
2016: 156
2015: 182
2014: 160
2013: 157
2012: 154
2011: 140
2010: 147
2009: 110

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

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

2018: 6.5829
2017: 7.74
2016: 6.33
2015: 7.52
2014: 6.71
2013: 6.68
2012: 6.66
2011: 6.18
2010: 6.61
2009: 5.03

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual firearm suicides total

2018: 4929
2017: 47
2016: 44
2015: 46
2014: 46
2013: 52
2012: 42
2011: 37
2010: 67
2009: 49
2008: 56
2007: 51
2006: 55
2005: 39
2004: 38
2003: 47
2002: 57

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 0.9729
2017: 0.95
2016: 0.90
2015: 0.96
2014: 0.97
2013: 1.11
2012: 0.91
2011: 0.82
2010: 1.51
2009: 1.12
2008: 1.33
2007: 1.24
2006: 1.37
2005: 1.00
2004: 0.99
2003: 1.26
2002: 1.56

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Queensland, annual male firearm suicides total

2018: 5029
2017: 46
2016: 41
2015: 42
2014: 44
2013: 48
2012: 41
2011: 35
2010: 57
2009: 43

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: 229
2017: 1.87
2016: 1.69
2015: 1.76
2014: 1.86
2013: 2.06
2012: 1.78
2011: 1.55
2010: 2.57
2009: 1.97

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Queensland, annual female firearm suicides total

2018: -129
2017: 1
2016: 3
2015: 4
2014: 2
2013: 4
2012: 1
2011: 2
2010: 10
2009: 6

Rate of Female Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2018: -0.0429
2017: 0.04
2016: 0.12
2015: 0.17
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.17
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.45
2009: 0.27

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual handgun suicides total

2016: 744
2015: 4
2014: 5
2013: 6
2012: 8
2011: 6
2010: 9
2009: 4
2008: 7
2007: 3
2006: 4
2005: 2
2004: 6
2003: 5
2002: 10

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.1443
2015: 0.08
2014: 0.11
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.18
2011: 0.13
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.17
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.16
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.27

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Queensland, the number of long gun suicides is

2016: 3644
2015: 41
2014: 34
2013: 43
2012: 32
2011: 27
2010: 54
2009: 39
2008: 46
2007: 38
2006: 45
2005: 34
2004: 17
2003: 29
2002: 36

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.7443
2015: 0.86
2014: 0.72
2013: 0.92
2012: 0.70
2011: 0.60
2010: 1.23
2009: 0.90
2008: 1.09
2007: 0.92
2006: 1.12
2005: 0.87
2004: 0.44
2003: 0.77
2002: 0.99

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Queensland, annual gun suicides (other) total

2016: 344
2015: 3
2014: 8
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 4
2010: 3
2009: 6
2008: 3
2007: 10
2006: 6
2005: 3
2004: 15
2003: 13
2002: 11

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

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

2016: 0.0643
2015: 0.06
2014: 0.17
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.14
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.24
2006: 0.15
2005: 0.08
2004: 0.39
2003: 0.35
2002: 0.30

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2018: 029
2017: 2
2016: 4
2015: 0
2014: 1
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 2
2008: 3
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 8
2004: 18
2003: 15
2002: 12

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 029
2017: 0.04
2016: 0.08
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.02
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.20
2004: 0.47
2003: 0.40
2002: 0.33

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2018: 029
2017: 1
2016: 4
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 2

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 029
2017: 0.04
2016: 0.17
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.09

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2018: 029
2017: 1
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 1
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2018: 029
2017: 0.04
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0.04
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 046
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 3
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0
2002: 2

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0043
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2002: 0.05

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Queensland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 146
2015: 0
2014: 4
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 4
2010: 1
2009: 2
2008: 0
2007: 2
2006: 0
2005: 0
2004: 4
2003: 4
2002: 5

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0243
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.08
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.10
2003: 0.11
2002: 0.14

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2016: 046
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 4
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 8
2004: 14
2003: 11
2002: 5

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

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

2016: 0.0043
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.20
2004: 0.37
2003: 0.29
2002: 0.14

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2018: 129
2017: 1
2016: 2
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 2
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 4
2008: 2
2007: 3
2006: 2
2005: 0

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

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

2018: 0.0229
2017: 0.02
2016: 0.04
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.00

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2018: 129
2017: 1
2016: 2
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 2
2011: 0
2010: 1
2009: 4

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2018: 029
2017: 0
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 047
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 2
2005: 0

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

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

2016: 0.0043
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.00

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 047
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 3
2009: 0
2008: 2
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0

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

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

2016: 0.0043
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2016: 447
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 1
2012: 4
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 0
2007: 3
2006: 0
2005: 0

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

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

2016: 0.0843
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Queensland, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2016: 048
2015: 0

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Queensland, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence49 50 51 52 53

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Queensland, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law54 55 56

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Queensland was categorized as 'minor'57

Firearm Imports

In Queensland, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law54 58 55 56

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Queensland is low59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Queensland, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law70

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Queensland include71 72 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 Queensland is categorised as restrictive73

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Queensland includes the Weapons Act 1990,74 the Weapons Regulation 1996,75 and the Weapons Categories Regulation 1997.76 All Australian States and Territories are bound by the National Firearms Agreement of 199677 and 201778

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Queensland are regulated by the Governor in Council79 and the Police80

Right to Possess Firearms

In Queensland, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law81 82 83

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Queensland, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic and self-loading rifles and shotguns, and most handguns84 85 86 87 88 89 77

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Queensland, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited, with only narrow exceptions for permanently inoperable display, museum or collector's guns84 87

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Queensland, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is prohibited, lookalikes included, in all but exceptional circumstances84 90 88

Regulation of Handguns

In Queensland, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is only permitted subject to stringent conditions91 92 93 89

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Queensland, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law84 94 95 90 86

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Queensland, only licensed gun owners96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Queensland are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport/target shooting, hunting, narrow employment requirements, use by sporting and theatrical organisations, and bona fide gun collectors.107 84 108 109 98 110 111 87 106
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason112 113 114 115

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Queensland is 18 years, or 11 years while under the immediate supervision of an appropriately qualified adult licence holder116 117 118 119

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Queensland must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health, physical, addiction, domestic violence and other120 121 122 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Queensland, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required for some licence categories123

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Queensland stipulates120 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Queensland, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required124 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Queensland, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every five to ten years, depending on the licence category125 111 126

Licensing Records

In Queensland, authorities maintain a record127 128 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Queensland are permitted to possess 1 category C rifle and 1 category C shotgun, with very limited exceptions,99 90 or no more than 1 pistol in the first 12 months of being issued a licence to possess a 'concealable' firearm93

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Queensland are permitted to possess magazines with a maximum capacity of up to 10 rounds88

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Queensland, the law requires127 129 128 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 Queensland, licensed firearm dealers are required130 51 131 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Queensland, licensed gun makers are required130 51 131 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Queensland, State agencies are required132 133 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Queensland, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited unless conducted and registered by a licensed firearm dealer, or in remote locations by police134 135 136 52

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Queensland, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful137 49 138 52

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Queensland is obliged139 101 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Queensland is obliged139 101 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Queensland, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is limited to no more than one pistol in the first 12 months of a licence to possess a 'concealable' firearm93

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

The number of licensed firearm dealers in Queensland is reported to be

1999: 280140

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Queensland, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 28 days for a first sale or transfer,141 142 with some exemptions for subsequent acquisition of the same type of firearm for which the owner already holds a licence

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Queensland, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated143 144 145 134 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Queensland include146 147 148 139 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 Queensland include138 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 52 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Queensland include149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Queensland include148 157 158 52 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Queensland, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.112 113 114 115

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Queensland, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.112 113 114 115

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Queensland, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm159 is two to 13 years in prison160 134 129 137 49 104 161 114 162 163 164

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 16,165 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.

Disarmament

Authorities in Queensland are known to have166 167 168 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

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

2018: 1,096169
2017: 16,375170
2013: 4,440168 171 172 173 174
2004: 18,612175 167 176
1997: 130,893166 177 178

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Queensland, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2017: 3,453179
2004: 18,612175 167 176
1996-2001: 130,893166

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Queensland, it is not state policy180 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

Marking and Tracing

Firearm Marking

In Queensland, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law181 162 163 182

Firearm Tracing

In Queensland, state authorities carry out183 184 185 186 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Queensland, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not187 188 189 190 recorded in a register


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99.

Queensland.1996.‘Firearms Licence - Category C Rifle and Category C Shotgun for Occupational Rural Purpose on Rural Land.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2717)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘What Concealable Firearms Licence Authorises.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2714)Full Citation

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Queensland.1990.‘Collector's Licence (Heirloom).’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 September. (Q11950)Full Citation

106.

Queensland.1990.‘Temporary Recognition of Interstate Licences for Particular Purposes.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 September. (Q11953)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Firearms Licence - 1 Category C Weapon for Occupational Fisher.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2718)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Firearms Licence - 1 Category D Firearm for Occupational Culling of Animals.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2719)Full Citation

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Queensland.1990.‘Licensed Dealers and Armourers to Keep Register.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 September. (Q2693)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Other Particulars Dealers and Armourers Must Enter in Weapons Register.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2724)Full Citation

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Queensland.1990.‘Acquisition of Weapons.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 September. (Q2680)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Waiting Period Before Licence Can Be Decided.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2713)Full Citation

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Queensland.1990.‘Application for Approval.’ Weapons Act 1990 (As in force on 20 November 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 September. (Q2697)Full Citation

145.

Queensland.1996.‘How to Apply for a Shooting Club Permit or Approval to Conduct an Arms Fair or Shooting Gallery.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2740)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage of Weapon Not in Licensee's Physical Possession - Secure Storage Facilities.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2736)Full Citation

148.

Queensland.1996.‘Firearms to be Kept Unloaded Other Than When Being Used to Shoot.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2735)Full Citation

149.

Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - Floor.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2725)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - Ceiling.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2726)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - External Doors.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2727)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - Walls.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2728)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - Grilles for Windows and Shopfront Doors.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2729)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - Burglar Alarms.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2730)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - Vaults and Safes.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2731)Full Citation

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Queensland.1996.‘Storage Measures for Armourers, Dealers, and Theatrical Ordnance Suppliers - General Requirements - Gun Racks.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2732)Full Citation

157.

Queensland.1996.‘Storage of Weapon Not in Licensee's Physical Possession - When Away From Secure Storage Facilities.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2737)Full Citation

158.

Queensland.1996.‘Safety Precautions for Weapons In or On Vehicles.’ Weapons Regulation 1996 (As in force on 1 July 2015).Brisbane:Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel,19 December. (Q2738)Full Citation

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