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Muggah, Robert and Peter Batchelor. 2002 ‘Firearm Death and Injury.’ Development Held Hostage: Assessing the Effects of Small Arms on Human Development; Chapter 3, p. 19. New York, NY: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / Small Arms Survey. 1 April
Firearm Death and Injury
Within war torn and peaceful countries, there are pockets of extreme deprivation
and insecurity that neighbour more affluent regions.
In Kenya, for example, it is estimated that the national firearm homicide rate hovers between 10-15 per 100,000. In areas where small arms are widely available, such as Garrissa in the North East and Lokichokkio in the Turkana region, the firearm homicide rate soars up to 580 per 100,000 - and much higher among young males…