Did you know that 60% of all violent deaths are due to small arms and light weapons? Small arms, such as revolvers, assault rifles and light machine guns, and ammunition represent a $8.5 billion industry, and three quarters of the world’s small arms lie in the hand of civilians—more than 650 million civilian arms.



Google has, as a part of the the Google Idea Initiative, prepared an interactive display or visualization on illicit networks, global small arms and ammunition trading to better understand and map the global arms trade. Its a pretty interesting visualization, and you can check it out here.

It didnt work on my IE - had to use Chrome!