Chart: Gun Deaths by Country

How violent is the US? The US is only second to Iraq, of all the North African and Middle East countries, in gun deaths (sic).

The two charts below offer a stark comparison.  The first compares the US to countries with the lowest rates of gun violence, including several industrial powers – England and Germany.

The second compares the US to what our media would lead us to believe are some of the most violent countries at the heart of middle east conflicts.  The US level of gun violence is exceeded only by Iraq, a country that has been in a three-way civil war since 2006.

Chart - Gun Deaths by Country

Source: NPR.

 

Chart - US Gun deaths vs. Middle East countries - NPR 2018-02-18

 

Author: Publicis

A citizen of the United States more concerned with how our society works than with the fate of the parties or particular candidates.

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