North America 17 December 2012 Stop sharing 30 year old stats. Use these instead "West Germany" really should be a clue. Print HTML In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, a lot of people have been sharing this image: It's powerful, sure. But it also dates from 1979, and so is a tiny bit out of date. (The fact that it's called "West Germany" should give it away). So I made an updated one. The figures come from the Guardian datablog, and aren't strictly comparable; they're for all guns, not just handguns, and they don't aggregate "Great Britain" together, so I had to add together the England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland figures and called it "United Kingdom" instead. Also, the fact that I couldn't match the font perfectly hurts me like nothing else. Still, if you must share one, please use this one: Updated, UK not GB › What are Osborne's choices now? Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Margaret Atwood on how an inspired polymath resurrected Native America’s epics The last British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer will be released When should you start caring about the US presidential election?