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Data Information

[1] We analyzed data between 2010 and 2014 in order to discover trends.
The data for the export is an average of the time period since the number differ only slightly and the top 10 export countries remain the same.

[2] The data we retrieved for the import is from 2014 only. Overlooking the entire time span we realized that the data is very dependent form the actual political situation in the world. Therefore we found it more representative to work with the data from 2014.

[3] for the comparison of admitted refugee and export value of the top 10 export countries we translated the numbers into AK47 (kalashnikovs). We took the kalashnikov as it is the most used firearms due to its robustness. We evaluated the price of 500$ for the AK47s based on its price in the US (since the US exports the most). The prices differ much depending on country and current conflicts.

[4] the data used on the page does not yet contain numbers from 2015. Looking for the data from 2015 we discovered that the numbers regarding the refugees are not yet available. There is the mid-year review from the UNHCR database, which shows how the numbers of the refugees is still increasing. Since we can’t show the outcome of the entire year, we decided to wait for the full report before comparing and updating the data. For the trade of weapons we found the corresponding data, which shows the same tendency in 2015 as for 2014.

Economist Explains AK47
Small Arms Survey
SIPRI Database
The World Bank: SIPRI Data analyzed

Nadja Müller

Fanny Schweizer

Ilaria Stendahl

ZHdK, Interaction Design, 2015


MA M Phil. Martin Feuz
Prof. Jürgen Späth
MA Joël Gähwiler