The figures show that the most common murder weapon in England and Wales remains the knife or other sharp instrument, with 35% of the 773 murders the result of a fatal stabbing.
Fatal stabbings at 30-year high | UK news | The Guardian
Not gonna see that fact printed on any travel brochures.
A very accurate read on the subject --> http://www.gunfacts.info/pdfs/gun-facts/5.1/gun-facts-5.1-screen.pdf. Debunks the myths with the actual stats from the 20 top industrialized countries. Guess where America ranks? Number 13.