Guns in Thailand

in Transnational Crime

In 2011, there were 5.3 murders per 100,000 from firearms in Thailand. In comparison, there were 0.2 murders per 100,000 by firearms in the Philippines.

People in Thailand can purchase a gun on the black market for $2,600.

(See prices of AK-47 on the black market.)

People under the age of 20 in Thailand are unable to own a gun in the country. However, between 2003 and 2012, the number of young people caught carrying firearms in the country increased by 32 percent.

Source:  Amy Sawitta Lefevre, “Friendly Thailand stares down the barrel of rising gun crime,” Reuters, October 21, 2012.

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