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StockpilesGun Numbers

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

Proportion of Households with Handguns

In Croatia, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2012: 4.3%5

Number of Registered Firearms

The number of registered guns in Croatia is reported to be 371,7021 2 to 376,0006

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Croatia is 8.367

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 13.297 illicit firearms per 100 people

Number of Households with Firearms

In Croatia, the number of households containing one or more guns is reported to be

2012: 211,9188

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Croatia are reported to have 260,6892 9 to 619,20010 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Croatia are reported to have 14,00011 to 38,7002 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Croatia, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2012: 12012 13 14 15
2011: 10312 13 14
2010: 13316
2009: 14512 13 14 17
2008: 148
2007: 14612 13 14
2006: 139
2005: 162
2004: 16512 13 14 17
2003: 140
2002: 15312 13 14
2001: 16012 13 14 17
2000: 200
1999: 226
1998: 25012 13 14
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: 2.687 15
2011: 2.307
2010: 3.0116
2009: 3.237
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: 5118
2011: 4818 19 20
2010: 6218 19
2009: 49
2008: 67
2007: 61
2006: 68
2005: 66
2004: 83
2003: 67
2002: 73
2001: 81
2000: 101
1999: 12119
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: 1.218
2011: 1.118 19 20
2010: 1.418 19
2009: 1.1
2008: 1.518 19 21
2007: 1.4
2006: 1.618 19
2005: 1.5
2004: 1.9
2003: 1.5
2002: 1.6
2001: 1.8
2000: 2.3
1999: 2.719
1998: 2.9
1997: 2.6
1996: 2.6
1995: 3.6

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 1212
2012: 1712 18 15
2011: 1212 18
2010: 25
2009: 2312 18 19
2008: 30
2007: 33
2006: 41
2005: 27
2004: 3712 19
2003: 27
2002: 2312
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

2013: 0.2812
2012: 0.4012 7 15
2011: 0.2712 7
2010: 0.57
2009: 0.5212 7 19
2008: 0.68
2007: 0.74
2006: 0.92
2005: 0.61
2004: 0.8312 19
2003: 0.61
2002: 0.5212
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%18
2011: 27%18 20
2010: 45%18
2009: 35%
2008: 38%
2007: 47%
2006: 50%
2005: 47%
2004: 48.219
2003: 78.3

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual handgun homicides total

2013: 312
2012: 7
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

2013: 0.0712
2012: 0.16
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

2013: 412
2012: 1
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

2013: 0.0912
2012: 0.02
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

2013: 512
2012: 9
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

2013: 0.1212
2012: 0.21
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: 79522
2007: 776
2006: 798
2005: 87523
2004: 87124 23
2003: 88525
2002: 875
2001: 882
1999: 98926

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: 17.707
1999: 22.3426

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Croatia, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 9513
2012: 10113 15
2011: 8913
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

2013: 2.2313
2012: 2.3713 15
2011: 2.0213
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

2013: 2313
2012: 33
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

2013: 0.5413
2012: 0.77
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

2013: 1813
2012: 14
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

2013: 0.4213
2012: 0.33
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

2013: 5413
2012: 54
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

2013: 1.2713
2012: 1.27
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

2013: 314
2012: 214 15
2011: 214
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

2013: 0.0714
2012: 0.05
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: 214
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: 0.0514
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

2013: 114
2012: 2
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

2013: 0.0214
2012: 0.05
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

2013: 214
2011: 1
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

2013: 0.0514
2011: 0.02
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: 117
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: 0.0217
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: 117
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: 0.0217
2004: 0.02

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2010: 117
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: 0.0217
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 licence27 28

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Croatia was ranked 'small'29

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Regulation of Firearm Exports

In Croatia, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Croatia is reported by Customs to be US$62,533,72339 (2011)40 41

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Croatia was categorized as 'major42 43 '44

Regulation of Firearm Imports

In Croatia, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law30 31 32 33 36 37

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Croatia is reported by Customs to be US$4,129,93039 (2011)

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Croatia is high45 46 47 48 49 50

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Croatia, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law51 52 53

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Croatia include54 55 51 31 56 57 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

ChartIn its annual Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer, the Small Arms Survey compares public reporting among major arms exporting nations on a scale from strong to weak (25 to zero). In recent years, Croatia scored

2016: 13.0058
2014: 17.2559
2013: 16.7560
2012: 14.7561
2011: 12.2562
2010: 10.5063
2009: 10.7564
2008: 10.2565
2007: 10.0066
2006: 10.0067
2005: 10.2568
2004: 9.7569

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Croatia is categorised as restrictive70

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Croatia includes the Weapons Law 199271 and the Law on Manufacturing, Overhaul, and Trade in Armaments and Military Equipment,72 73 the Law on the Export and Import of Military and Non-Military Lethal Goods of 2008,74 European Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,75 76 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012 and the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 200377

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Croatia are regulated by the Legislative Board of the House of Representatives,78 the Agency of the Government of the Republic of Croatia,79 the Police Department,80 81 the Ministry of the Interior28 36 and the Ministry of the Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship82

Right to Possess Firearms

In Croatia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law83 84 85

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 purposes86

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Croatia, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited86 87 88 20

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Croatia, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence89 88

Regulation of Handguns

In Croatia, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence87 88 20

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Croatia, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law86 87 20

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Croatia, only licensed gun owners90 91 81 20 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, security92 93 94 95 96

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Croatia is 18 years93

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 addiction93 97 98 20 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Croatia, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are not required85

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Croatia stipulates93 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 required93 95 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Croatia, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every ten years99

Licensing Records

In Croatia, authorities maintain a record100 80 88 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 firearms85

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Croatia are permitted to possess any quantity of ammunition85

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Croatia, the law requires87 88 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 required100 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 required100 80 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 unlawful101

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Croatia, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated85 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Croatia include92 102 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 include85 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 include103 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Croatia include104 105 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 law106 107

Firearm Tracing

In Croatia, state authorities carry out108 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 not85 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Croatia, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited109 20

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 public109 20

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Croatia, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm110 is up to 60 days in prison and a fine up to 100,000 Croatian dinars111 112

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Croatia are known to have113 114 115 116 117 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 number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2011/12: 33,091118
2008: 25,000113 114 115
2005: 2,019116 117
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 policy119 120 121 113 116 122 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 Parliament123 124

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 reports125 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 2008126 by Croatia.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified127 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 ratified128 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 Aspects129

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. 3130 131 132 133 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 reports134 135 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 designated136 135

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Croatia, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated136

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Croatia submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent135

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated135 by Croatia to other UN Member States

UNPoA International Assistance – Recipient

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been provided135 to Croatia by other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Croatia has declared137 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 1992138

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists139 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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