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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Croatia is 950,0001 to 969,1602

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

The estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in Croatia is 8.33 to 21.71 firearms per 100 people

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Croatia ranked at No. 534

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Croatia ranked at No. 261

Number of Registered Firearms

The number of registered guns in Croatia is reported to be 371,7021 2 to 376,0005

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Croatia is 8.366

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Croatia there are estimated to be 597,4582

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Croatia there are estimated to be 13.296 illicit firearms per 100 people

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Croatia are reported to have 260,6892 7 to 619,2008 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Croatia are reported to have 14,0009 to 38,7002 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Croatia, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2012: 12010 11 12
2011: 103
2010: 13313
2009: 14510 11 12 14
2008: 148
2007: 14610 11 12
2006: 139
2005: 162
2004: 16510 11 12 14
2003: 140
2002: 15310 11 12
2001: 16010 11 12 14
2000: 200
1999: 226
1998: 25010 11 12
1997: 246
1996: 289
1995: 344

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2012: 2.686
2011: 2.30
2010: 3.0113
2009: 3.236
2008: 3.30
2007: 3.25
2006: 3.09
2005: 3.60
2004: 3.67
2003: 3.11
2002: 3.41
2001: 3.60
2000: 4.53
1999: 5.13
1998: 5.66
1997: 5.53
1996: 6.47
1995: 7.65

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Croatia, annual homicides by any means total

2012: 5115
2011: 4815 16 17
2010: 6215 16
2009: 49
2008: 67
2007: 61
2006: 68
2005: 66
2004: 83
2003: 67
2002: 73
2001: 81
2000: 101
1999: 12116
1998: 131
1997: 118
1996: 122
1995: 166

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2012: 1.215
2011: 1.115 16 17
2010: 1.415 16
2009: 1.1
2008: 1.515 16 18
2007: 1.4
2006: 1.615 16
2005: 1.5
2004: 1.9
2003: 1.5
2002: 1.6
2001: 1.8
2000: 2.3
1999: 2.716
1998: 2.9
1997: 2.6
1996: 2.6
1995: 3.6

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual firearm homicides total

2012: 1710 15
2011: 12
2010: 25
2009: 2310 15 16
2008: 30
2007: 33
2006: 41
2005: 27
2004: 3710 16
2003: 27
2002: 2310
2001: 33
2000: 48
1999: 69
1998: 86
1997: 55
1996: 71
1995: 94

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.4010 6
2011: 0.27
2010: 0.57
2009: 0.5210 6 16
2008: 0.68
2007: 0.74
2006: 0.92
2005: 0.61
2004: 0.8310 16
2003: 0.61
2002: 0.5210
2001: 0.74
2000: 1.1
1999: 1.52
1998: 1.91
1997: 1.2
1996: 1.58
1995: 1.97

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn Croatia, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2012: 31%15
2011: 27%15 17
2010: 45%15
2009: 35%
2008: 38%
2007: 47%
2006: 50%
2005: 47%
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Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual handgun homicides total

2012: 710
2011: 6
2010: 14
2009: 4
2008: 7
2007: 14
2006: 10
2005: 13
2004: 8
2003: 8
2002: 7
2001: 5
2000: 4
1999: 12
1998: 11
1997: 5
1996: 12
1995: 11

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.1610
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.32
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.32
2006: 0.23
2005: 0.29
2004: 0.18
2003: 0.18
2002: 0.16
2001: 0.11
2000: 0.09
1999: 0.26
1998: 0.24
1997: 0.11
1996: 0.27
1995: 0.23

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual long gun homicides total

2012: 110
2011: 1
2010: 3
2009: 4
2008: 2
2007: 4
2006: 2
2005: 3
2004: 5
2003: 3
2002: 2
2001: 3
2000: 5
1999: 4
1998: 2
1997: 4
1996: 5
1995: 6

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.0210
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.09
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.07
2004: 0.11
2003: 0.07
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.07
2000: 0.11
1999: 0.09
1998: 0.04
1997: 0.09
1996: 0.11
1995: 0.13

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Croatia, annual gun homicides (other) total

2012: 910
2011: 5
2010: 8
2009: 15
2008: 21
2007: 15
2006: 29
2005: 11
2004: 24
2003: 16
2002: 14
2001: 25
2000: 39
1999: 53
1998: 73
1997: 46
1996: 54
1995: 77

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.2110
2011: 0.11
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.47
2007: 0.34
2006: 0.65
2005: 0.25
2004: 0.54
2003: 0.36
2002: 0.32
2001: 0.56
2000: 0.89
1999: 1.16
1998: 1.62
1997: 1.01
1996: 1.20
1995: 1.61

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Croatia, annual suicides by any means total

2008: 79519
2007: 776
2006: 798
2005: 87520
2004: 87121 20
2003: 88522
2002: 875
2001: 882
1999: 98923

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2008: 17.706
1999: 22.3423

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual firearm suicides total

2012: 10111
2011: 89
2010: 104
2009: 116
2008: 110
2007: 107
2006: 93
2005: 126
2004: 124
2003: 108
2002: 124
2001: 113
2000: 143
1999: 145
1998: 152
1997: 162
1996: 187
1995: 187

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 2.3711
2011: 2.02
2010: 2.35
2009: 2.62
2008: 2.48
2007: 2.41
2006: 2.09
2005: 2.84
2004: 2.79
2003: 2.43
2002: 2.79
2001: 2.55
2000: 3.26
1999: 3.18
1998: 3.38
1997: 3.54
1996: 4.16
1995: 3.92

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual handgun suicides total

2012: 3311
2011: 28
2010: 28
2009: 35
2008: 19
2007: 22
2006: 28
2005: 23
2004: 14
2003: 23
2002: 28
2001: 22
2000: 32
1999: 30
1998: 27
1997: 35
1996: 35
1995: 11

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.7711
2011: 0.64
2010: 0.63
2009: 0.79
2008: 0.43
2007: 0.50
2006: 0.63
2005: 0.52
2004: 0.32
2003: 0.52
2002: 0.63
2001: 0.50
2000: 0.73
1999: 0.66
1998: 0.60
1997: 0.77
1996: 0.78
1995: 0.23

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Croatia, the number of long gun suicides is

2012: 1411
2011: 8
2010: 9
2009: 11
2008: 15
2007: 10
2006: 10
2005: 14
2004: 6
2003: 10
2002: 19
2001: 8
2000: 8
1999: 10
1998: 9
1997: 18
1996: 15
1995: 9

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.3311
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.25
2008: 0.34
2007: 0.23
2006: 0.23
2005: 0.32
2004: 0.14
2003: 0.23
2002: 0.43
2001: 0.18
2000: 0.18
1999: 0.22
1998: 0.20
1997: 0.39
1996: 0.33
1995: 0.19

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Croatia, annual gun suicides (other) total

2012: 5411
2011: 53
2010: 67
2009: 70
2008: 76
2007: 75
2006: 55
2005: 89
2004: 104
2003: 75
2002: 77
2001: 83
2000: 103
1999: 105
1998: 116
1997: 109
1996: 137
1995: 167

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2012: 1.2711
2011: 1.20
2010: 1.52
2009: 1.58
2008: 1.71
2007: 1.69
2006: 1.24
2005: 2.00
2004: 2.34
2003: 1.69
2002: 1.73
2001: 1.87
2000: 2.35
1999: 2.31
1998: 2.58
1997: 2.38
1996: 3.05
1995: 3.50

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Croatia, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2012: 212
2011: 2
2010: 3
2009: 3
2008: 5
2007: 6
2006: 5
2005: 9
2004: 3
2003: 3
2002: 6
2001: 10
2000: 5
1999: 11
1998: 12
1997: 29
1996: 31
1995: 63

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.0512
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.11
2007: 0.14
2006: 0.11
2005: 0.2
2004: 0.07
2003: 0.07
2002: 0.14
2001: 0.23
2000: 0.11
1999: 0.24
1998: 0.27
1997: 0.63
1996: 0.69
1995: 1.32

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Croatia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2008: 212
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 2
2001: 2
2000: 2
1999: 5
1998: 3
1997: 4
1996: 1
1995: 6

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2008: 0.0512
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.05
2001: 0.05
2000: 0.05
1999: 0.11
1998: 0.07
1997: 0.09
1996: 0.02
1995: 0.13

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Croatia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2012: 212
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 2
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 2
2005: 2
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 1
2001: 4
1999: 1
1998: 1
1997: 5
1995: 10

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.0512
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.05
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.09
1999: 0.02
1998: 0.02
1997: 0.11
1995: 0.21

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Croatia, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2011: 112
2010: 1
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 4
2006: 2
2005: 5
2004: 2
2003: 2
2002: 5
2001: 4
2000: 3
1999: 5
1998: 8
1997: 20
1996: 30
1995: 47

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2011: 0.0212
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.09
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.11
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.05
2002: 0.11
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.11
1998: 0.18
1997: 0.44
1996: 0.67
1995: 0.98

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Croatia, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2010: 114
2009: 3
2008: 3
2004: 1
2003: 2
2001: 4
2000: 4
1999: 1

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.0214
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.07
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.05
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.09
1999: 0.02

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Croatia, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2008: 114
2004: 1

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2008: 0.0214
2004: 0.02

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Croatia, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2010: 114
2009: 3
2008: 2
2003: 2
2001: 4
2000: 4
1999: 1

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Croatia, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.0214
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.05
2003: 0.05
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.09
1999: 0.02

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Croatia, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence24 25

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Croatia was ranked 'small'26

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Regulation of Firearm Exports

In Croatia, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Croatia is reported by Customs to be US$62,533,72336 (2011)37

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Croatia was categorized as 'minor'38

Regulation of Firearm Imports

In Croatia, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law27 28 29 30 33 34

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Croatia is reported by Customs to be US$4,129,93036 (2011)

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Croatia is high39 40 41 42 43 44

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Croatia, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law45 46 47

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Croatia include48 49 45 28 50 51 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

Transparency of Small Arms Transfers

In the most recent survey of state transparency in declaring firearm and ammunition exports among major small arms exporting nations, Croatia was ranked at No. 752

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Croatia is categorised as restrictive53

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Croatia includes the Weapons Law 199254 and the Law on Manufacturing, Overhaul, and Trade in Armaments and Military Equipment,55 56 European Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,57 58 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012 and the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 200359

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Croatia are regulated by the Legislative Board of the House of Representatives,60 the Agency of the Government of the Republic of Croatia,61 the Police Department,62 63 the Ministry of the Interior25 33 and the Ministry of the Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship64

Right to Possess Firearms

In Croatia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law65 66

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Croatia, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic weapons, semiautomatic arms and repeating long-barrelled firearms with a rifled barrel and magazine whose capacity is more than five rounds, long-barrelled firearms without a fixed grip, with a folding grip or with a grip shorter than 25cm, silencers, armour piercing and incendairy ammunition, or any other arms intended exclusively for military of police purposes67

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Croatia, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited67 68 69 17

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Croatia, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence70 69

Regulation of Handguns

In Croatia, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence68 69 17

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Croatia, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law67 68 17

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Croatia, only licensed gun owners71 72 63 17 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Croatia are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection, security73 74 75 76 77

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Croatia is 18 years74

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Croatia must pass a background check which considers criminal, physical health, domestic violence, and addiction74 78 79 17 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Croatia, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are not required66

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Croatia stipulates74 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Croatia, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required74 76 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Croatia, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every ten years80

Licensing Records

In Croatia, authorities maintain a record81 62 69 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Croatia are permitted to possess any number of firearms66

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Croatia are permitted to possess any quantity of ammunition66

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Croatia, the law requires68 69 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Croatia, licensed firearm dealers are required81 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Croatia, licensed gun makers are required81 62 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Croatia, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful82

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Croatia, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated66 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Croatia include73 83 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Croatia do not include66 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Croatia include84 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Croatia include85 86 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Croatia, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law87 88

Firearm Tracing

In Croatia, state authorities carry out89 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Croatia, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not66 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Croatia, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited90 17

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Croatia, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed with a permit and only if unloaded and holstered out of the view of the public90 17

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Croatia, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm91 is up to 60 days prison and a fine up to 100,000 Croatian dinars92

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Croatia are known to have93 94 95 96 97 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Croatia, the total number of firearms destroyed following recent amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2008: 25,00093 94 95
2005: 2,01996 97
2004: 1,774
2003: 1,342
2002: 1,007
2001: 2,450
2000: 2,397
1999: 2,946
1998: 11,047
1997: 2,190
1996: 207
1995: 1,054

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Croatia, it is not state policy98 99 100 93 96 101 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

European Union

As a member of the European Union, Croatia is bound by the provisions of the ‘EU Firearms Directive’ – the 2007 Legislative Resolution on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons of the European Parliament102 103

European Union Export Reporting

Under the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports, Croatia is bound to declare its transfers of military technology and equipment. Independent monitoring provides detailed comparisons of arms export reporting compliance across EU member states, and records that Croatia has submitted one or more national reports104 on its arms transfers

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development, was signed in 2008105 by Croatia.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified106 by Croatia

United Nations Firearms Protocol

The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition has been signed and ratified107 by Croatia

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Croatia committed to a consensus decision of the United Nations to adopt, support and implement the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects108

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Croatia against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 3109 110 111 112 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Croatia has submitted one or more national reports113 114 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Croatia, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated115 114

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Croatia, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated115

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated114 by Croatia to other UN Member States

UNPoA International Assistance – Recipient

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been provided114 to Croatia by other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Croatia has declared116 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Croatia has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1992117

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists118 Croatia as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

For a profile of conflict in Croatia, select the Link icon to open an external web page from the UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia at Uppsala University

Global Peace Index

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