Interesting

From the World Health Orginization:

Latest world murder statistics in annual murders per 100,000 citizens (highest to lowest):

  1. Honduras      91.6   (now off my bucket list as a place to visit)
  2. El Salvador   69.2
  3. Cote d’lvoire  56.9
  4. Jamaica         52.2
  5. Venezuela     45.1
  6. Belize             41.4
  7. US Virgin Islands 39.2
  8. Guatemala    38.5
  9. Saint Kitts and Nevis 38.2
  10. Zambia           38.0
  11. Uganda          36.3
  12. Malawi           36.0
  13. Lesotho           35.2
  14. Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
  15. Colombia       33.4
  16. South Africa  31.8
  17. Congo              30.8
  18. Central African Republic 29.3
  19. Bahamas       27.4
  20. Puerto Rico   26.2
  21. Saint Lucia    25.2
  22. Dominican Republic 25.0
  23. Tanzania       24.5
  24. Sudan            24.2
  25. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
  26. Ethiopia         22.5
  27. Guinea           22.5
  28. Dominica       22.1
  29. Burundi         21.7
  30. Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
  31. Panama         21.6
  32. Brazil              21.0
  33. Equatorial Guinea 20.7
  34. Guinea-Bissau 20.2
  35. Kenya             20.1
  36. Kyrgyzstan    20.1
  37. Cameroon     19.7
  38. Montserrat     19.7
  39. Greenland     19.2
  40. Angola           19.0
  41. Guyana          18.6
  42. Burkina Faso 18.0
  43. Eritrea            17.8
  44. Namibia         17.2
  45. Rwanda         17.1
  46. Mexico           16.9
  47. Chad              15.8
  48. Ghana            15.7
  49. Ecuador         15.2
  50. North Korea  15.2
  51. Benin             15.1
  52. Sierra Leone 14.9
  53. Mauritania    14.7
  54. Botswana      14.5
  55. Zimbabwe     14.3
  56. Gabon            13.8
  57. Nicaragua      13.6
  58. French Guiana 13.3
  59. Papua New Guinea 13.0
  60. Swaziland     12.9
  61. Bermuda        12.3
  62. Comoros        12.2
  63. Nigeria           12.2
  64. Cape Verde   11.6
  65. Grenada        11.5
  66. Paraguay       11.5
  67. Barbados       11.3
  68. Togo               10.9
  69. Gambia          10.8
  70. Peru                10.8
  71. Myanmar       10.2
  72. Russia             10.2
  73. Liberia            10.1
  74. Costa Rica      10.0
  75. Nauru             9.8
  76. Bolivia            8.9
  77. Mozambique 8.8
  78. Kazakhstan    8.8
  79. Senegal           8.7
  80. Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
  81. Mongolia        8.7
  82. British Virgin Islands 8.6
  83. Cayman Islands 8.4
  84. Seychelles    8.3
  85. Madagascar  8.1
  86. Indonesia      8.1
  87. Mali                 8.0
  88. Pakistan         7.8
  89. Moldova         7.5
  90. Kiribati            7.3
  91. Guadeloupe  7.0
  92. Haiti                6.9
  93. Timor-Leste  6.9
  94. Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
  95. Lithuania       6.6
  96. Uruguay         5.9
  97. Philippines    5.4
  98. Ukraine          5.2
  99. Estonia           5.2
  100. Cuba                5.0
  101. Belarus           4.9
  102. Thailand         4.8
  103. Suriname        4.6
  104. Laos                  4.6
  105. Georgia            4.3
  106. Martinique     4.2
  107. United States   4.2
  108. Switzerland     0

All of the countries above the USA ban guns, more or less, completly. On the other hand, Switzerland (with no murders) requires that everyone own a gun and maintain marksmanship qualifications regularly.

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