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Americans own 40 percent of world's firearms: study

研究发现美国人拥有全世界40%的枪械



United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Americans make up only four percent of the global population but they own 40 percent of the world's firearms, a new study said Monday.

联合国(法新社)——周一,一项最新的研究发现,美国人口只占世界人口4%,但是却拥有全世界40%的枪械。

There are more than one billion firearms in the world but 85 percent of those are in the hands of civilians, with the remainder held by law enforcement and the military, according to the Small Arms Survey.

全世界有超过10亿支枪械,其中85%为普通市民所有,剩余部分为执法部门和军队持有。

The survey, produced by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, says it bases its estimates based on multiple sources, including civilian firearms registration data from 133 countries and territories and survey results in 56 countries.

这个调查由日内瓦的国际发展研究所发起,称这个估计数据是基于多个信息源,包括133个国家和地区的平民枪械注册数据以及56个国家的调查结果。

Of the 857 million guns owned by civilians, 393 million are in the United States - more than all of the firearms held by ordinary citizens in the other top 25 countries combined.

在8.57亿支平民所持有的枪械中,3.93亿支在美国,比排在后面的另外25个国家的公民所持有的枪械还多。