There are reasons why the rate of gun crime may be low in China, even if the data itself is unreliable. “Just as a young man was about to pull a knife, the police promptly arrived, stopping what could have become a bloodbath,” the article proclaimed. 1. He says that gun crime fell by 27.6% in 2018. In the People's republic of China, access by the general public to firearms is subject to some of the strictest control measures in the world. So how does China compare with other countries, and can we trust its statistics? China United States HISTORY; Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: 4.9 Ranked 97th. Those policies are aimed at protecting its citizens, although they are also used to maintain Communist Party control. [5], Mao Zedong remarked "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" in 1927 and 1938, a sentiment that was continued after winning the civil war. 88.8 Ranked 1st. The chief exception to the general ban for individual gun ownership is for the purpose of hunting. 18 times more than China Intentional homicide rate: 1.12 Ranked 80th. In the year ending 31 March 2019, there were a total of 6,759 firearm offences recorded in the England & Wales. But it does include the US, UK and many other developed nations. [14], Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Estimated number of civilian guns per capita by country, List of countries by firearm-related death rate, "中华人民共和国枪支管理法 (Firearm Administration Law of the People's Republic of China)", Staring Down the Barrel: the Rise of Guns in China, "中华人民共和国猎枪弹具管理办法 (Hunting Firearm, Ammunition and Equipment Administration Regulation of the People's Republic of China)", "Why did they destroy 320,000 plastic toy guns? Gun related crime statistics are published by the ONS in the Offences involving the use of weapons: data tables. In the same year, nearly nine in 10 of those killed were men and the highest number of deaths was among people aged 20-24 (for men in this age group, an estimated 34,700 deaths compared to 3580 for women). The Small Arms Survey is also useful - although i “There are lies, damned lies, and Chinese crime statistics. Firearms control was inherited during British and Portuguese rule and more or less retained today. Gun violence and the use of firearms to commit crimes are unusual in China, where rules effectively ban all private ownership and police exercise wide authority to question and detain suspects. Police are to use issued pistols only to stop serious or dangerous crimes. In 2004, the All-China Women’s Federation compiled survey results to show that thirty percent of the women in China experienced domestic violence within their homes. Crime against foreigners is rare. Still, possessing, manufacturing, importing, or exporting airsoft guns with a muzzle energy not above 2 joules (1.5 ft⋅lbf) is legal to citizens in China's SARs. Law enforcement, military, paramilitary, and important security personnel are allowed to use firearms. Violent crimes tend to be committed with knives or explosives available for mining and road construction. As a whole, in China, the crime rate remains relatively low. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, matchlock muskets were used in China, and the Chinese used the term "bird-gun" (Chinese: 鳥銃) to refer to muskets. It is illegal for a private citizen to own a gun and the government has run an aggressive campaign to seize weapons. Since 1996 all private ownership and production of guns has been outlawed by the Chinese government, making guns almost impossible to obtain. Such guns are impossible to trace unless the criminal is caught red-handed. 4.7 Ranked 7th. “In terms of gun crime, China could be one of the lowest because the government has very tight restrictions. Acera Member. These figures relate to all crimes involving the holding or use of guns, says Dr Xu Jianhua, a crime expert at the University of Macau. The murder rate was 1 murder per 100 000 in 2011, just 13 000 murders (pop. Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Acera, Oct 14, 2008. [6], From June to September 2006 (6-month crackdown), the Chinese authorities confiscated 178,000 illegal guns, 3,900 tons of explosives, 7.77 million detonators and 4.75 million bullets. With the exception of individuals with hunting permits and some ethnic minorities, civilian firearm ownership is restricted to non-individual entities. Recorded firearm offences. There are reasons why the rate of gun crime may be low in China, even if the data itself is unreliable. China's gun crime rate is among the lowest in the world, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. ", "Do not carry restricted items in Hong Kong", "CAP 238 FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION ORDINANCE s 13 Possession of arms or ammunition without license", List of top international rankings by country, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gun_control_in_China&oldid=993754524, Articles containing traditional Chinese-language text, Articles containing Chinese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 08:55. You can get a license for owning a gun, but you have to present a genuine reason and undergo a serious background check. [9][4], Airsoft guns are also practically prohibited due to the Ministry of Public Security dictating very restrictive new criteria that rendered most such toy guns being defined as real firearms,[3] and violation may lead to a criminal conviction for illegal possession of firearms. The number of gun crimes in China dropped 81.3 … Moreov… In the United States in 2017, there were 314,931 recorded cases of homicide, robbery and assault involving guns, according to the FBI. No wonder some Chinese citizens are telling others on social media to take their holidays inside China, “where it’s safe”. [8] Illegal possession or sale of firearms may result in a minimum punishment of 3 years in prison, and the penalty for a gun crime is death penalty. The High Road. BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- The number of gun crimes in China dropped 81.3 percent from 311 in 2012 to 58 in 2017, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has said. 4 times more than China Murder rate: 13,410 Ranked 6th. 2018-02-10 14:40:27 Xinhua Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download. Currently, the primary statute in regulating firearms is the Firearms-Control Law, which took effect on October 1, 1996. In 2015, the Beijing authorities announced that every corner of the city was covered by police surveillance cameras. Russia is ranked 4thon OECD’s Better Life Index ranking, with a score lower than 5. China’s Director of Public Order, Li Jingsheng, has claimed it is “one of the safest countries in the world.”. In the same year, the UK and Germany, which include threats with guns, there were 6,375 and 8,935 police-recorded cases, respectively. [10] The danger of "Imitation Guns" (Chinese: 仿真枪) is overstated in official media, often triggering moral panics leading to crackdowns.[11]. The Chinese government says that from 2012 to 2017, the government reported an 81.3% drop in gun crimes from 311 to 58. On the other hand, petty crime is steadily increasing, with tourists as the main targets. But in mainland China, there are seemingly no gun crimes. China’s state media regularly cites cases in which the so-called “Sharp Eyes” surveillance network is used to stop crimes. There are differences between the two countries. Crime dynamics Illegal guns Take the usual precautions and use common sense, especially in crowded places such as tourist areas and markets. Variations in data depend on public willingness to report crimes as well as changing definitions of criminal activity. In China, the police, however, does. And violent crime — like mugging and rape — against foreigners is exceedingly rare. China may be freer from gun crime than many nations, and official statistics show overall crime on a continuous down trend. Gun crime in China drops 81 pct in five years. Firearms have been tightly controlled in China ever since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. A study of 2,000 adults found four in 10 are…, This is the terrifying moment a helicopter trying to get close-up action of the Dakar Rally ended up crashing into a car. Even with tight gun control laws, gun crime is up. Basic knowledge of these potential risks and the most common scams will be very useful for you to travel peacefully and safely. The collection and reporting of crime statistics is controversial in many countries. [7] In 2007, a study released by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies estimated that around 40 million guns were owned by Chinese civilians, a gross over-estimation according to Chinese analysts. Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. China’s war on organised crime, corrupt officials sees 79,000 people detained Nationwide effort seeks to round up gang bosses and the ‘protective umbrellas’ who allow them to act with impunity The number of gun crimes in China dropped 81.3 percent from 311 in 2012 to 58 in 2017, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has said. [1], Law enforcement, military, paramilitary, and important security personnel are allowed to use firearms. In the People's republic of China, access by the general public to firearms is subject to some of the strictest control measures in the world. Gun-related deaths are not uncommon. [3], Gunpowder was invented in China more than a thousand years ago,[4] with the first definitive written record of chemical formulae found in the mid-11th century Song dynasty military compendium Wujing Zongyao, and the very earliest possible reference dating to the Eastern Han dynasty. [1] Individuals who hold hunting permits can apply to purchase and hold firearms for the purpose of hunting. It is sheer propaganda and the falsification of data goes from each police station to the top level,” he says. The figure from the Office for National…, In a WWD-produced webinar, Rob Keve, cofounder of Flow Commerce, and Mario Borroi, chief operating officer of International at Citizens of Humanity, joined WWD executive…, Almost 10,000 licensed premises – including pubs, clubs and restaurants – closed permanently last year as the coronavirus crisis hammered the hospitality sector, according to…, Oil Prices Rise As Dollar Eases Oil prices rose on Tuesday as the dollar weakened and China’s forecast-beating quarterly GDP growth figures helped shift investor…, Trump Says He Will Not Attend Biden’s Inauguration on Jan. 20 Washington (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s…, Electric vehicle startup Rivian adds $2.65 billion investment led by T. Rowe PriceFILE PHOTO: The logo for electric vehicle startup Rivian is seen on the…, Police operation under way in Katoomba, people told to avoid area Police are currently undertaking an operation in Katoomba and are advising people to avoid…, YouTube removes new content uploaded to Trump's channel SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA (REUTERS) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube has removed new content uploaded to US President Donald…, Saudi Arabia to set up $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan, At least 5 dead in crashes as storm heaps snow on U.S. Midwest. China’s reporting of crime data may be questionable, but there is a perception that its cities are relatively safe from violent crime. [1] Police are to use issued pistols only to stop serious or dangerous crimes. [2], Airsoft guns are practically prohibited in China, as muzzle energy limits classify them as real firearms. But that doesn’t mean other crimes are low,” says Dr Xu. Gun crime in China. Updated 2018-02-10 15:16:01 Xinhua. [1], Civilian ownership of firearms is largely restricted to non-individual entities such as sporting organizations, hunting reserves, and wildlife protection, management and research organizations. We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. Globally, nearly two-thirds of gun deaths in 2016 were the result of homicide, compared to just over a quarter for suicide and less than 10% for accidental injuries caused by firearms. China has a high rate of domestic violence. Strong performance in crime provides opportunities for increased salaries and promotion for government officials, he adds. Analysis by Celia Hatton, Asia-Pacific editor. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Criminal offenses relating to firearms control are governed by the Criminal Law.The Firearms-Control Law generally prohibits any private possession of firearms in China with extremely limited exceptions. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. The Chinese government says that from 2012 to 2017, the government reported an 81.3% drop in gun crimes from 311 to 58. In fact, many women travelers have … The world’s crime figures are collected by the UNODC ... China and Afghanistan. The broadsheets have a particular obsession with gun crime in the United States. Under the Section 13 of Cap 238 Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance of the Hong Kong law, unrestricted firearms and ammunition requires a license. Last year, the number of reported gun-related crime was down by more than 80 percent compared with 2012, according to ministry data. Home Forums > Social Situations > General Gun Discussions > Gun Crime on Rise in China. Such data is treated with caution by many experts. In China, analysts say that at various levels of government, officials are encouraged to alter the crime figures. Last year, the number of reported gun-related crime was down by more than 80 percent compared with 2012, according to ministry data. The Biasha (Basha) Miao people (Chinese: 岜沙苗寨) living in Bingmei, Guizhou, claim they can legally possess guns, since they use them for their annual traditional performance.[6]. Crime is definitely something Russia has yet to learn how to properly cope with, and it looks like its restrictive law on guns is not the way to go. The underlying message: the Western world is not safe. Last June, it told a story of a heated dispute between two villagers over money in the tiny village of Jiantai, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province. Violent street crime in Beijing is virtually non-existent. “In terms of gun crime, China could be one of the lowest because the government has very tight restrictions. China's gun crime rate is among the lowest in the world, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. Gun crime in China drops 81 pct in five years Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-10 11:29:00|Editor: pengying. Borge Bakken, who studies crime in China at the Australian National University, is particularly critical. Gun crime in China drops 81 pct in five years 0 Comment(s) Print E-mail Xinhua, February 10, 2018. Gun violence is rampant in the U.S., according to the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013 released by China on Friday. ‘Bang goes one of Project Fear’s biggest scare stories!’ Nissan commits to UK investment, London siege: Gunman in stand-off with police sparking evacuation as street on lockdown, SNP shamed for IndyRef2 pursuit as Scotland struggles with Covid ‘It’s not right’, UK floods: Storm Christoph chaos as ‘danger to life’ warning issued – 358 areas on alert, Brits admit their eating habits have become WORSE in pandemic and they're already struggling with New Year's resolutions, Heart-pounding moment helicopter collides with rally car ripping off its roof, Public sector borrowing hits £34.1bn in December, Eyeing the World: How Citizens of Humanity Leverages Cross-Border E-comm to Boost Global Sales, COVID-19: How many pubs, restaurants and clubs closed their doors permanently in 2020, Woman Hunted After $13 Million Vanishes From Korean Casino, Gilead Sciences Revises FY20 Guidance – Quick Facts, PHOTOS: Small demonstrations at the Colorado Capitol as Biden, Harris inaugurated in Washington, D.C. – The Denver Post, Black Sabbath To Reissue Classic Ronnie James Dio-Fronted Albums, Avalanche vs. Blues live blog: Real-time updates from Colorado’s season opener at Ball Arena – The Denver Post. Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents. Brexit: Johnson now has ‘time on his side’ claims Habib Speaking from Japan, Nissan’s chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said the UK’s post-Brexit deal with…, Southall: Police respond to incident on Saxon Road Police were called to Saxon Road, Southall yesterday with witnesses also seeing armed officers along The Broadway.…, Indyref2: George Galloway says referendum would be ‘divisive’ Anas Sarwar was frustrated over the SNP’s pursuit of independence despite polls saying it is not a “top…, UK Weather: Met Office issues flood warnings Mass evacuations continue across the North West of England this morning as river levels remain dangerously high and…, ALMOST a third of Brits feel their eating habits have become worse during the pandemic.