School Shootings by Country

School shootings are a subset of gun violence-related crimes and happen with saddening frequency, particularly within the U.S. School shootings are often committed by those who have a history of dysfunctionality, be it from abuse suffered within their family, bullying, social isolation at school, depression, suicidal tendencies, and other mental illnesses. However, while many believe that stricter gun control regulations should be put in place to prevent such dramatic acts of gun violence, gun control remains one of the most controversial debates in the U.S.

It does bear mentioning that the U.S. is not the only country to experience school shootings. There are many other countries that have experienced them, even though they had tight gun control laws and strict regulations. However, the key differences are in the frequency. While most other countries have suffered 1 to 10 school shootings, the U.S. has suffered 288. 

Access to guns in general do come into play. A pattern does emerge where easier access to guns leads to overall higher deaths by gun violence and thus the potential for school shootings to occur.

If you would like to learn more about school shootings by country, please refer to the data in the charts. 

Number of School Shootings by Country

Afghanistan

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3

#7 in the World

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1.32

#62 in the World

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12

#2 in the World

Argentina

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#20 in the World

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3.64

#35 in the World

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1

#27 in the World

Australia

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0

#21 in the World

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0.18

#91 in the World

Azerbaijan

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1

#11 in the World

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0.27

#93 in the World

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3

#10 in the World

Brazil

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2

#8 in the World

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20.8

#6 in the World

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1

#30 in the World

Canada

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2

#9 in the World

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0.5

#104 in the World

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1

#32 in the World

Estonia

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1

#12 in the World

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0.27

#114 in the World

France

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2

#10 in the World

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0.32

#117 in the World

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3

#13 in the World

Germany

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1

#13 in the World

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0.08

#119 in the World

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4

#8 in the World

Greece

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1

#14 in the World

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0.35

#121 in the World

Hungary

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1

#15 in the World

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0.07

#124 in the World

India

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5

#4 in the World

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0.56

#126 in the World

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8

#4 in the World

Italy

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0

#22 in the World

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0.35

#130 in the World

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1

#36 in the World

Japan

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0

#23 in the World

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0.02

#131 in the World

Kenya

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1

#16 in the World

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3.75

#44 in the World

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2

#23 in the World

Mexico

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8

#2 in the World

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15.55

#11 in the World

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1

#41 in the World

Netherlands

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0

#24 in the World

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0.23

#153 in the World

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1

#43 in the World

Nigeria

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4

#5 in the World

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1.81

#77 in the World

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1

#44 in the World

Pakistan

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4

#6 in the World

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0.93

#159 in the World

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3

#15 in the World

People's Republic of China

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1

#17 in the World

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0.02

#161 in the World

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3

#16 in the World

Russia

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1

#18 in the World

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0.72

#168 in the World

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7

#6 in the World

South Africa

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6

#3 in the World

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4.87

#32 in the World

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8

#5 in the World

Spain

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0

#25 in the World

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0.13

#178 in the World

Switzerland

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0

#26 in the World

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0.18

#181 in the World

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1

#51 in the World

Turkey

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1

#19 in the World

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1.05

#86 in the World

United Kingdom

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#27 in the World

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0.04

#189 in the World

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1

#54 in the World

United States of America

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288

#1 in the World

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4.12

#33 in the World

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52

#1 in the World

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0

#28 in the World

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0

#195 in the World