World Gun, Homicide and Suicide Map

Guns, Crime and Suicide Series

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Country Guns, Homicide and Suicide Map

This interactive map displays country level gun ownership rates, measured in guns per 100 residents, along with homicide and suicide rates, per 100,000 residents. The user can choose which dataset to display as a colorful overlay, with color determined by the scale of the given statistic.


Hovering the mouse over any country will highlight that country and list all of the data for that country in the lower left corner. In addition, ranks for each stat are displayed in parentheses after the value, with 1st being the highest rate.


Note : This interactive is best viewed from a computer, not a mobile device.


User Inputs :

– Data Plotted : Choice of which stat to plot, Gun Ownership, Homicide Rate or Suicide Rate.

– Show Legend : Checkbox to display legend for the color scale.

– Reset View : Sets field of view back to original dimensions.


Sources :

  1. UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Homicide Rate (Country) data
  2. UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Gun Ownership Rate (Country) data
  3. World Health Organization (WHO), Suicide Rate (Country) data
  4. Open Knowledge, JSON files for Country shapes

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