Someone stopped by searching for “crime rates in countries with no guns.”
Strictly speaking, there are no countries with “no guns.” There are countries with very restrictive gun laws and therefore few guns in private citizens hands; but no countries and few societies with a complete absence of guns.
What we do have are countries with very restrictive gun laws such as England; and countries that have actually banned the private possession of guns entirely, such as North Korea and Venezuela.
England’s crime and violent crime rates are more than ten times higher than the United States, but England’s laws are merely extremely restrictive.
I would not hazard a guess about North Korea’s crime rates, due to a complete lack of data. However, escapee’s make it clear that the crime rates are extremely high; with state sponsored and approved violence a daily fact of life.
Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has imposed a total ban on privately held firearms, and current homicide and crime rates are estimated at 50 to 100 times the United State’s comparable rates. For example, while the U.S. murder rate is just over 4 per 100,000 population or 40 per million; Venezuela’s murder rate is currently estimated at 230 per 100,000 per year, or 2,300 per million population.
In general, the less well armed a neighborhood, a town, a city, a state, or a country is, the higher the crime rates will be.
And the more like Venezuela and North Korea a country will become.