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Florquin, Nicolas, and Shelly O'Neill Stoneman. 2004 ‘Civilian Small Arms Stockpiles.’ A House Isn't a Home Without a Gun: SALW Survey of the Republic of Montenegro; Section 2.1 (Table 2), p. 3. Geneva: South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) and the Small Arms Survey. 1 June

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Civilian Small Arms Stockpiles

Existing Data

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, there were 86,000 licensed small arms as of Spring 2003 in Montenegro. This number represents a 7,000 increase compared to 1989 figures, although the ratio per 100 inhabitants has remained stable at 13 due to population growth. While comparative data for the region is not available for 2003, this increase in the number of registered firearms suggests that Montenegro remains one of the countries in the region with the highest rate of registered firearms…

Legal possession of small arms in former Yugoslavia in 1989:

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Number of legal small arms: 342,131
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 8.3

Croatia
Number of legal small arms: 299,586
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 6.5

Macedonia
Number of legal small arms: 99,324
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 5.2

Republic of Montenegro
Number of legal small arms: 78,928
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 13.5

Slovenia
Number of legal small arms: 79,680
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 4.2

Republic of Serbia
Number of legal small arms: 492,314
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 8.6

Kosovo
Number of legal small arms: 65,540
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 4.1

Vojvodina region
Number of legal small arms: 143,651
Number of legal small arms per 100 inhabitants: 7.1

[Source: Gorjanc, Milan. 'Small arms and light weapons and national security: A problem of the present and the near future.' Paper presented at the Workshop on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Possible Contribution to the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe, Ljubljana, 27 January 2003.)]

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