Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
LeBrun, Emile and Robert Muggah (eds). 2005 ‘Gun Facts: Solomon Islands.’ Silencing Guns: Local perspectives on small arms and armed violence in rural Pacific islands communities; Occasional Paper No. 15 (Box 5), p. 29. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 July
Gun Facts: Solomon Islands
- Guns are thought to have been used to kill 150-200 and injure 430-460 others during the 'tensions'.
- The conflict led to the displacement of more than 35,000 Solomon Islanders throughout Guadalcanal and Malaita.
- In 2003, there were estimated to be more 3,500 weapons in circulation -- including both home-made guns and high-powered weapons stolen from police armouries.
- By August 2003, 90-95 per cent of the arms in civilian hands had been turned in through a RAMSI-sponsored amnesty (previous turn-ins had been less fruitful).
Source cited: Muggah (2004)