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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003. ‘Stockpiles and Trafficking in the Pacific: Police Inventories.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Table 2.5), p. 15. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 31 March.

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Table 2.5: State Security Forces in the Pacific, 2002

Country -- Population -- Police (sworn) -- Police Routinely Armed? -- Military (regular)

American Samoa -- 61,000 -- 200 -- No -- 0
Australia -- 19,707,200 -- 43,722 -- Yes -- 50,700
Cook Islands -- 20,000 -- 100 -- No -- 0
Fiji -- 840,000 -- 1,970 -- No -- 3,500
French Polynesia -- 241,000 -- 220 -- Yes -- 530
Kiribati -- 92,000 -- 458 -- No -- 0
Marshall Islands -- 54,000 -- 130 -- No -- 0
Micronesia (FSM) -- 124,000 -- 500 -- Yes -- 0
Nauru -- 12,000 -- 80 -- No -- 0
New Caledonia -- 224,000 -- 268 -- Yes -- 704
New Zealand -- 3,820,749 -- 7,038 -- No -- 8,695
Niue -- 2,000 -- 16 -- No -- 0
Palau -- 20,000 -- 75 -- Yes -- 0
Papua New Guinea -- 5,028,000 -- 5,311 -- Yes -- 4,400
Samoa -- 160,000 -- 490 -- No -- 0
Solomon Islands -- 479,000 -- 1,442 -- Yes -- 0
Tonga -- 101,000 -- 418 -- No -- 390
Tuvalu -- 10,000 -- 72 -- No -- 0
Vanuatu -- 207,000 -- 319 -- No -- 256
Wallis and Futuna -- 14,700 -- 20 -- Yes -- 46

Total -- 31,217,649 -- 62,849 -- n/a -- 69,221

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