data visualization in the form of rays around the globe with counts of import and export of small arms
Money and Politics

Mapping Arms Data: A visualisation

This award-winning data visualisation from Brazil's Igarape Institute (together with the Peace Research Institute Oslo and Google Ideas) maps which countries are buying and selling their small arms and in what quantities.

This award-winning data visualisation from Brazil's Igarape Institute (together with the Peace Research Institute Oslo and Google Ideas) maps which countries are buying and selling their small arms and in what quantities. 

The creators collected data from 73,000 records of the export and import of small arms, lights weapons and ammunition from over 262 states and territories over the last decade, and put them together as a dazzling infographic. 

First published on June 25, 2020

Last updated on January 15, 2021