Guns, Violent Crime & Financial Inequality - the answer!
GunPolicy.org estimates there are approximately 90,000 guns in the Iceland - in a country with just over 300,000 people.
The country ranks 15th in the world in terms of legal per capita gun ownership.
Iceland's homicide rate between 1999-2009 never went above 1.8 per 100,000 population on any given year.
(the US had homicide rates between 5.0 and 5.8 per 100,000 population during that same stretch.)
there is virtually no difference among upper, middle and lower classes in Iceland. And with that, tension between economic classes is non-existent, a rare occurrence for any country.
A study of the Icelandic class system done by a University of Missouri master's student found only 1.1% of participants identified themselves as upper class, while 1.5% saw themselves as lower class.
The remaining 97% identified themselves as upper-middle class, lower-middle class, or working class.
"Here you can have the tycoon's children go to school with everyone else," Sigurdsson says, adding that the country's social welfare and education systems promoted an egalitarian culture.