Citation(s) from the Gun Policy News media archive

South Australia Police Commissioner's Handgun Statistics Error

Radio 5AA (South Australia), Transcript

28 October 2008

Relevant contents

SA Police Commissioner Mal Hyde talks about police issues and explains handgun statistics…

Jane Doyle: Speaking of numbers, can you clarify for us, there's been some reports about handgun ownership and the numbers of handguns and they've been quite terrifying. We were told that South Australia has the largest number of registered handguns in the country. Is that right?

Mal Hyde: That's the way it was reported and that came from a Commonwealth report. I think the figure was 41,000, which was really quite disproportionate for the population here. Unfortunately, and that is unfortunately for us, we actually gave them the wrong figures… [t]he real figure's around 14,300…

ID: N202

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.