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This is the yearly rate of gun homicides per 100,000 people in the population, selecting on "Western" countries of interest.




A data frame with 561 observations on the following 3 variables.


the country


the year


a numeric vector for the estimated rate of gun homicide per 100,000 people


The reported, or calculated annual crude rate of completed, intentional homicide committed with a firearm, per 100,000 population, in years descending.

Where a jurisdiction's published count of 'annual homicide' includes cases of attempted (uncompleted) homicide, these figures have been disaggregated wherever possible.

In the United States, this category is confused by inaccurate and conflicting data published, suppressed or labeled as unreliable by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Suppression can result in zero values where in fact homicides did occur.

Incomplete classification by local agencies can also result in a significant proportion of events being categorized as 'unknown cause' or similar.

Before quoting these datasets, please follow the citation links for a description of the considerable differences between them and the reasons for data suppression.

Where a rate is calculated by, a matched population estimate is also cited.