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Karp, Aaron. 2007 ‘Completing the Count: Civilian firearms.’ Small Arms Survey 2007: Guns and the City; Table 2.10, p. 65. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 27 August

Relevant contents

Table 2.10: The Largest Small Arms Destruction Programmes, 1991-2006

Country - Source of Weapons - Quantity Destroyed - Years - Sources

Germany - Military - 1,781,696 - 1991-2004 - Germany (2005, p. 20)

Russian Federation - Military - 1,110,000 - 1994-2002 - Faltas and Chrobok (2004, p. 115)

United States - Military - 830,000 - 1993-96 - Small Arms Survey (2002, p. 75)

Australia - Civilian - 643,726 - 1997-98 - Small Arms Survey (2002, p. 75)

United Kingdom - Military - 540,000 - 1992-2001 - Faltas and Chrobok (2004, pp. 38-39)

Brazil - Civilian - 443,719 - 2004-05 - Mota (2006, p. 8)

South Africa - Military - 262,667 - 1998-2001 - Gould (2004, p. 155)

Bosnia - Military - 250,000 - 2002-07 - UK (2005, p. 15)

Albania - Civilian - 222,918 - 1997-2005 - Holtom et al. (2005, p. 7); OSCE (2002)

Cambodia - Military - 198,000 - 1999-2006 - EU ASAC (2006)

Romania - Military - 195,510 - 2002-03 - Romania (2003, p. 10)

United Kingdom - Civilian - 185,000 - 1997-99 - Small Arms Survey (2002, p. 75)

Australia - Civilian - 150,000 - 1995-2004 - Philip Alpers (private communication, 2006)

Netherlands - Military - 143,632 - 1994-96 - Small Arms Survey (2004, p. 58)

Nicaragua - Civilian - 142,000 - 1991-93 - Small Arms Survey (2002, p. 75)

Colombia - Various - 141,719 - 2003-06 - Kytömäki and Yankey-Wayne (2006, p. 77-78)

France - Military - 140,000 - 1998-2000 - France (2003, pp. 10-11)

Serbia - Military - 117,269 - 2001-03 - Small Arms Survey (2004, p. 58)

South Africa - Police - 115,711 - 1999-2001 - Small Arms Survey (2002, p. 75)

Brazil - Civilian - 100,000 - 2001 - Small Arms Survey (2002, p. 75)

Note: Programmes are ranked by magnitude, but all of them destroyed more than 10,000 small arms and light weapons. They do not include ammunition or planned destruction projects. The complete version of this table can be found in Annexe 5. [Annex apparently unpublished as at Sept 2008].

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