New Zealand bans guns, now has 2 times more gun crime

May 19, 2020

In each of the last two years, New Zealand recorded 2.4 gun-related deaths per million people.

If you go back to 2014, New Zealand had less than 1 death per million people, so there has been a steep rise over the past few years.

And in both of the last two years, the rate of deadly incidents involving a firearm was the highest it had been since 2009.

But despite that rise, there has not been a corresponding increase in officers taking out or using their guns.

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