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Karp, Aaron, Nicholas Marsh and Giorgio Ravagli. 2015 ‘Firearm Seizures by Year.’ UNODC Study on Firearms 2015; Annex VII (Table 7), pp. 107-111. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 3 July

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7. Firearm Seizures by Year

State: Category - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013

Argentina
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: 1,872 - 2,502 - 9,568 - 4,218
Parts and components: 2 - 4 - 7 - nr
Source: Data provided from 2004 to 2014 - Data from the Ministry of Justice, RENAR
[RENAR = National Firearms Registry]

Brazil
Ammunition: 203,718 (2010-2012) - 62,912
Firearms: 39,467 (2010-2012) - 13,048
Parts and components: nr (2010-2012) - nr
Source: Data from Brazilian Federal police

Burkina Faso
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: nr - 174 - 852 - 1,231
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from Commission nationale de lutte contre la prolifération des armes légères [National Commission for the Fight against the Proliferation of Small Arms]

Chile
Ammunition: 7,030 - 9,330 - 28,482 - 386,448
Firearms: 3,460 - 3,699 - 3,631 - 6,229
Parts and components: 5,441 - 18 - 11 - 205
Source: Data from Dirección General de Movilización Nacional [General Directorate of National Mobilisation]

Colombia
Ammunition: nr (2010-2012) - 851,414**
Firearms 44,572* - 37,987* - 38,903* - 38 236**
Parts and components: nr (2010-2012) - nr
Source: Data from (*) Policía Nacional [National Police] - Observatorio del Delito, Comando General de las Fuerzas Militares [Observatory for Crime, General Command of the Military Forces] / (**) Ministerio de Defensa [Ministry of Defence]

Costa Rica
Ammunition: nr (2010-2012) - nr
Firearms: 7,725 (2010-2012) - nr
Parts and components: nr (2010-2012) - nr
Source: Data from Ministerio de Seguridad Pública [Ministry of Public Security]

Czech Republic
Ammunition: 400,000 (2010-2013)
Firearms: 46 (2010-2013)
Parts and components: nr (2010-2013)
Source: Data from Ministry of Interior. Data related to organized groups, cases involving multiple criminal activities or foreigners

Dominican Republic
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: 1,104 - 948 - 1,266 - 713
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from the Intendencia de Armas del Ministerio de Interior y Policía [Firearms Department of the Ministry of the Interior and Police]

Ecuador
Ammunition: 22,253 - 3,301 - 309,522 - 399,845
Firearms: 514 - 4,606 - 5,171 - 3,739
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from Ministerio Coordinador de Seguridad [Ministry for the Coordination of Security]

El Salvador
Ammunition: 353 - 277 - 167 - nr
Firearms: 4,837 - 4,456 - 7,726 - nr
Parts and components: 29 - 330 - 0 - nr
Source: Data from Ministerio de Justicia y Seguridad Pública [Ministry of Justice and Public Security]

Estonia
Ammunition: nr - 766 - nr - nr
Firearms: nr - 21 - nr - nr
Parts and components: nr - 27 - nr - nr
Source: Data from Estonian Ministry of the Interior

Finland
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: 2,783 - 3,026 - 2,642 - 3,149
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from National Bureau of Investigation

France
Ammunition: 17,102 (2010-2012) - 556,064
Firearms: 536 (2010-2012) - 825
Parts and components: nr (2010-2012) - 236
Source: Data from Directorate for Strategic Affairs, Security and Disarmament

Germany
Ammunition: 1,538,479 (2010-2013)
Firearms: 43,543 (2010-2013)
Parts and components: 490 (2010-2013)
Source: Data from the German Federal Criminal Police / Zollkriminalamt[Customs Criminal Office]

Ghana
Ammunition: 1,732 - 200 - 3,888,618 - 1,607
Firearms: 24 - 28 - 73 - 428
Parts and components: 2 - 1 - 17 - 1
Source: Data from National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Greece
Ammunition: 14,208 (2010-2012) - nr
Firearms: 133 (2010-2012) - nr
Parts and components: 873 (2010-2012) - nr
Source: Data from State Security Division / Hellenic Headquarters

Guatemala
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - 12,239
Firearms: 4,580 - 4,069 - 4,375 - 4,408
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from Dirección General de Control de Armas y Municiones / Ministerio de Gobernación [Directorate General for Control of Arms and Ammunition / Ministry of the Interior]

Iraq
Ammunition: 470,728 - 293,006 - 467,240 - nr
Firearms: 10,949 - 17,281 - 11,820 - nr
Parts and components: 585 - 193 - 221 - nr
Source: Data from the Ministry of Interior

Kenya
Ammunition: 104 (2010-2013)
Firearms: 2,134 (2010-2013)
Parts and components: nr (2010-2013)
Source: Data from the Ministry of the Interior and Coordination of National Government

Kuwait
Ammunition: 746 (2010-2012) - 1,826
Firearms: 41 (2010-2012) - 84
Parts and components: nr (2010-2012) - nr
Source: N/A

Latvia
Ammunition: 961 - 3,275 - 4,349 - 1,088
Firearms: 23 - 120 - 27 - 16
Parts and components: 0 - 107 - 9 - 0
Source: Data from Ministry of the Interior / Customs Criminal Board of State Revenue Service of Republic of Latvia

Lithuania
Ammunition: nr - 1 - 18 - 359
Firearms: 183 - 170 - 115 - 204
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - 7
Source: Data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania / State Border Guard Service / Information and Communications department under MI

Mexico
Ammunition: 3,442,020 - 4,163,577 - 3,107,903 - 1,273,571
Firearms: 34,287 - 40,996 - 25,803 - 14,467
Parts and components: 98 - 106 - 38 - 15
Source: Data from Agencia de Investigación Criminal [Criminal Investigation Agency]

Montenegro
Ammunition: 8,666 - 4,292 - 2,361 - 25,819
Firearms: 379 - 453 - 319 - 411
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from Ministry of Interior Police Directorate

Niger
Ammunition: nr - nr - 3,309 - nr
Firearms: nr - nr - 213 - nr
Parts and components: nr - nr - 68 - nr
Source: Data from Gendarmerie National

Panama
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: 1,936 - 3,011 - 1,955 - nr
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from Policia Nacional [National Police]

Peru
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: 3,820 - 2,702 - 1,416 - 2,352
Parts and components: 21 - 30 - 37 - 21
Source: Data from Superintendencia Nacional de Control de Servicios de Seguridad, Armas, Municiones y Explosivos de Uso Civil - SUCAMEC [National Authority for the Control of Security Services, Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives for Civilian Use]

Poland
Ammunition: 4,851 - 1,860 - 136,131 - 90,810
Firearms: 2,269 - 1,577 - 1,850 - 1,567
Parts and components: 606 - 485 - 1,001 - 367
Source: Data from Ministry of Interior

Romania
Ammunition: nr - 6,438 - 292 - nr
Firearms: 99 - 84 - 86 - 86
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from General Inspectorate of Romanian Police.

Russian Federation
Ammunition: 15,379 - 2,212 - 1,630 - 106,246
Firearms: 47 - 2,233 - 18 - 56
Parts and components: 2 - 30 - 105 - 51
Source: Data from the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation

Saudi Arabia
Ammunition: nr - nr - 751,486 (2012-2013)
Firearms: nr - nr - 36,621 (2012-2013)
Parts and components: nr - nr - 12,092 (2012-2013)
Source: Trafficked into Saudi Arabia. Reference period: 15/11/2012 - 03/04/2014

Serbia
Ammunition: nr - nr - 9,456 - nr
Firearms: nr - 668 - 1,258 - nr
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia

Spain
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - 75,093
Firearms: 116* - 178* - 61 (1st Q)* - 1,778**
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: (*) Data received in 2012 as part of UNODC preliminary data collection / (**) Data from Cuerpo Nacional de Policía [National Police Force], do not include the Comunidades Autónomas de Cataluña y País Vasco [Autonomous Communities of Catalonia and Basque Country]

Sweden
Ammunition: 343 - 2,580 - 2,500 - 3,068
Firearms: 46 - 46 - 60 - 66
Parts and components: nr - nr - 11 - 19
Source: Data from Swedish Customs

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Ammunition: 17,918 - 3,778 - 8,682 - 10,773
Firearms: 1 279 - 314 - 179 - 185
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from the Ministry of Interior

Togo
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: nr - nr - 205 - nr
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data From Commission Nationale de Lutte Contre la Proliferation, La Circulation et le Trafic Illicites des Armes Légères et de Petit Calibre [National Commission for the Fight against the Illicit Proliferation, Circulation, Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons]

Trinidad and Tobago
Ammunition: 4,883 - 8,578 - 8,823 - 27,103
Firearms: 384 - 425 - 429 - 419
Parts and components: nr - 11 - nr - nr
Source: Data from Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Crime & Problem Analysis Branch / Customs and Excise

Turkey
Ammunition: 302,145 - 751,406 (2011-2013)
Firearms: 1,994 - 9,853 (2011-2013)
Parts and components: 3,357 - 933 (2011-2013)
Source: Data from Turkish National Police

Uruguay
Ammunition: nr - nr - nr - nr
Firearms: nr - nr - nr - 2,640
Parts and components: nr - nr - nr - nr
Source: Data from Ministerio del Interior [Ministry of the Interior]

[Editor's note: 'nr' = nothing recorded in the table for this year]

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