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Bricknell, Samantha. 2009 ‘Key Findings Regarding Firearm Owners.’ Firearm Theft in Australia 2006-07: Executive summary; AIC Monitoring Report 02, p. ix. Canberra: National Firearms Theft Monitoring Program / NFTMP, Australian Institute of Criminology. 2 January
Ninety-one percent of firearm owners who reported a theft in 2006-07 held a valid firearm licence.
Fewer than 0.1 percent of Australian firearm licence holders reported the theft of firearms.
Firearm owners held an average of 1.7 firearm licences. Category A licences were owned by 86 percent of firearm owners reporting a firearm theft in 2006-07; Category B licences, by 66 percent; Category C and H licences, by seven percent of owners each; and Category D, by one percent.
Three-quarters of firearm thefts were reported by the owner of the stolen firearms.