Mass Shootings by Country

Mass shootings are an unfortunate part of modern life. While the definition of a mass shooting is subject to debate, most agree it is any incident in which at least four people are murdered with a gun. Because they are, by definition, tragic, it can be difficult to debate policy changes to address mass shootings.

Countries compare mass shooting statistics by comparing the number of annual deaths per million people. Some countries have gone so far as to outlaw firearms for private possession and performed “gun buybacks”. On the other side of the spectrum, other countries have chosen to not take state action when addressing the issue. 

Learn for yourself about mass shootings by country by scrolling through the charts.

Number of Mass Shooters by Country

Afghanistan

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12

#2 in the World

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3

#7 in the World

Argentina

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#27 in the World

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#20 in the World

Armenia

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#19 in the World

Azerbaijan

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#10 in the World

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#11 in the World

Belgium

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#28 in the World

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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1

#29 in the World

Brazil

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#30 in the World

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#8 in the World

Burundi

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#31 in the World

Canada

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#32 in the World

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2

#9 in the World

Colombia

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3

#11 in the World

Croatia

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1

#33 in the World

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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1

#34 in the World

Egypt

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2

#20 in the World

El Salvador

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1

#35 in the World

Finland

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3

#12 in the World

France

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3

#13 in the World

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2

#10 in the World

Germany

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4

#8 in the World

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1

#13 in the World

India

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8

#4 in the World

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5

#4 in the World

Iran

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3

#14 in the World

Iraq

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#21 in the World

Israel

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4

#9 in the World

Italy

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1

#36 in the World

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#22 in the World

Kazakhstan

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#22 in the World

Kenya

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2

#23 in the World

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#16 in the World

Kyrgyzstan

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#37 in the World

Lebanon

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#38 in the World

Lithuania

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#39 in the World

Malaysia

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#40 in the World

Mexico

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1

#41 in the World

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8

#2 in the World

Nepal

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1

#42 in the World

Netherlands

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#43 in the World

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#24 in the World

Nigeria

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#44 in the World

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4

#5 in the World

Northern Mariana Islands

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#45 in the World

Norway

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#46 in the World

Pakistan

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3

#15 in the World

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4

#6 in the World

People's Republic of China

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3

#16 in the World

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#17 in the World

Philippines

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5

#7 in the World

Russia

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7

#6 in the World

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#18 in the World

Rwanda

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#47 in the World

Serbia

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#24 in the World

Slovakia

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#48 in the World

Somalia

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#49 in the World

South Africa

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8

#5 in the World

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6

#3 in the World

South Korea

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#25 in the World

Sri Lanka

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#50 in the World

Sudan

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#17 in the World

Switzerland

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#51 in the World

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#26 in the World

Tajikistan

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#52 in the World

Thailand

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#26 in the World

Uganda

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#18 in the World

Ukraine

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#53 in the World

United Kingdom

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#54 in the World

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#27 in the World

United States of America

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52

#1 in the World

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288

#1 in the World

Uzbekistan

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#55 in the World

Vietnam

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#56 in the World

Yemen

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9

#3 in the World