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.
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.