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Must-Know Illegal Gun Sales Statistics [Current Data]

In this post, we will explore a comprehensive set of statistics related to illegal gun sales globally. From the prevalence of firearms on the dark web to the impact of illegal firearm possession on violent incidents, these data points shed light on the concerning trends and implications of illicit gun trade in various regions.

Statistic 1

"The United States has the highest number of illegal guns bought on the dark web, with 59.29% of worldwide distribution of darknet firearm vendors."

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Statistic 2

"The most common type of gun seized in the UK in 2020 was the pistol, with 345 units seized, followed by shotguns and revolvers."

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Statistic 3

"Firearms are the most commonly found illegal product on the dark web, followed by related digital products and other weapons."

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Statistic 4

"Pistols and rifles are the most commonly purchased firearms on the dark web."

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Statistic 5

"857 million firearms were possessed by civilians across the world in 2017, with the United States having the most at 393, 300, 000."

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"The United States has the highest number of illegal guns bought on the dark web, with 59.29% of worldwide distribution of darknet firearm vendors."

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Statistic 7

"The M16 assult rifle has the highest price in the Middle East region, with Libya having the highest price at 12,000 USD per unit."

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Statistic 8

"The AK-47 has the highest purchase value per unit on the dark web at an estimated price of 2,800 USD."

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Statistic 9

"93 mass shooting incidents were caused by legal gun owners, while only 16 were caused by illegal owners; 22 incidents had unknown legality"

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Statistic 10

"Chicago PD data indicates a strong correlation between gun-related violent events and illegal firearm possession arrests."

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Statistic 11

"Netherlands had the highest number of people arrested for illicit trafficking and possession of firearms in Europe in 2020."

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"The most common type of gun seized in the UK in 2020 was the pistol, with 345 units seized, followed by shotguns and revolvers."

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Statistic 13

"12 individuals have been injured or killed in school shootings due to illegal gun sales."

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Statistic 14

"In 2021, 18.8 million weapons were sold in the United States, generating $51.3 billion for the economy and employing 169,523 individuals."

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Statistic 15

"74% of traced weapons that crossed state lines did not require a background check."

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Statistic 16

"Gun deaths in the US in 2020 were the highest ever recorded, with a 43% increase from a decade earlier."

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In conclusion, the statistics presented highlight the pervasive issue of illegal gun sales and firearm-related crimes across the globe. The prevalence of firearms on the dark web, particularly pistols and rifles, underscores the challenges law enforcement faces in curbing illicit arms trade. The significant number of civilian-held firearms, notably in the United States, raises concerns about gun control and regulation. The correlation between illegal firearm possession and gun-related violent events reinforces the need for effective enforcement measures. The alarming increase in gun deaths in the US serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive policies to address the complex issue of illegal gun sales and their devastating consequences.

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1 – statista.com/statistics/727668/cryptomarkets-illegal-arms-trade-listings-category/

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2 – statista.com/statistics/727684/illegal-firearms-trade-listings-on-the-darknet/

Logo of 3 – statista.com/chart/23192/estimated-number-of-civilian-held-legal-and-illicit-firearms/

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Logo of 4 – statista.com/chart/13327/where-guns-are-sold-through-the-darknet/

4 – statista.com/chart/13327/where-guns-are-sold-through-the-darknet/

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