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United Nations. 1999 ‘Analysis of Country Responses.’ United Nations International Study on Firearm Regulation. Vienna: UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Division. 30 August
United Nations International Study on Firearm Regulation
Analysis of Country Responses
The 1999 updated dataset of this study includes responses from 78 UN member states.
A hard-copy version of the study, with responses from 69 countries, was published by the UN in August, 1998. Its introduction noted: "the estimated total population of responding States for the [data] year 1995 is almost 4.2 billion people, which represents 74 per cent of the estimated world population of 5.7 billion people."
The initial Draft Study tabled at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Sixth session in Vienna, 28 April-9 May 1997 as E/CN.15/1997/CRP.6, included survey responses from 49 UN member states.
[Editor's note: The statistics in this United Nations report were supplied to the UN in 1997 by officials in each country. In the years since, some of these government figures have been contested by readers of GunPolicy.org. Although an Access database (.mdb) file of the survey results was for many years available for public download from UNCJIN, that URL was disabled in 2015. In the absence of more recent statistics, visitors are encouraged to use their own discretion. If readers pinpoint original documents with more accurate data from a credible source, GunPolicy.org will cite those as well, or instead. Please provide a full document citation at: www.gunpolicy.org/contact]