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Gonzales, Gustavo K, Danae Pauli and Martina Bacigalupo. 2010 ‘Small Arms Control.’ Burundi Report: 2008 Towards 2010, p. 22. Geneva: United Nations Development Programme. 1 August
Small Arms Control
A recent analysis of armed violence trends across the country reveals a post-amnesty (the period following the voluntary disarmament campaign in October 2009) drop in criminality in 15 of the 17 provinces, by 38% on average, compared to the previous 10 months in 2009. In Muramvya province, the rate of violence dropped by 77% compared to pre-amnesty levels.
Ensuring appropriate control of the arms held by security forces is another key factor in fostering trust within the population. To this end, UNDP successfully rehabilitated and constructed six armories in between 2008 and 2009 to be officially handed over to the Government by mid-2010.
[UNDP = United Nations Development Programme; SALW = Small arms and light weapons]