Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Dreyfus, Pablo, and Marcelo de Sousa Nascimento. 2010 ‘What the Numbers Reveal.’ Small Arms in Brazil: Production, Trade, and Holdings; Special Report No. 11 (Chapter 2), pp. 133-134. Geneva: Viva Rio, ISER, and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 September
What the Numbers Reveal
Small arms migrate from legal to illegal circuits. In Rio de Janeiro, 26 per cent of small arms seized between 1981 and 2003 belonged to legal users who had previously registered them.
In São Paulo this proportion was 17 per cent among small arms seized between 2000 and 2003, while in Brasília the proportion was 28 per cent between 2001 and 2003.