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Australia. 2016 ‘Analysis of Firearms Trace Data - Long Arms.’ Illicit Firearms in Australia, pp. 22-24. Canberra: Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. 21 October
Where a diversion method could be identified, between 2004 and 30 June 2016 most longarms were diverted through:
- the grey market1 (79.2 per cent)
- theft (9.2 per cent)
- other (6.4 per cent; see Figure 7).
Figure 7: Method of Diversion of Longarms Where Trace Was Completed, 2004 to 30 June 2016
23) The percentage of untraceable firearms was most significant in respect of handguns (63.6 per cent untraceable), and less so for longarms (11.8 per cent).