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Kiwis Go for the Big Guns
Dominion Post (Wellington)
7 November 2006
According to police figures, firearms were involved in 621 violent offences last year, less than 1.3 per cent of all violent offending.
That figure had dropped slightly since 2001, when firearms were used in 1.34 per cent of violent offences.
In recent years, New Zealand also had lower gun-related deaths per capita than in the United States, Canada, Australia and France.