Putting America’s Gun Violence in Perspective — Chart 2

No Strong Connection Between Gun Homicides and Firearms Ownership

The U.S. is truly an oddball: It has by far the most guns at 1.12 per civilian, but its intentional homicide rate averages 4 per 100,000. There is no significant correlation between guns per person and firearms homicide rate when looking at the biggest picture.


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