Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
van Dijk, Jan, John van Kesteren and Paul Smit. 2007 ‘Ownership of Firearms and Handguns in Countries and Main Cities (percentages): 1989-2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS.’ Criminal Victimisation in International Perspective: Key findings from the 2004-2005 ICVS and EU ICS, p. 279. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime / UNODC. 1 January
Appendix 9, Table 18:
Ownership of Firearms and Handguns in Countries and Main Cities (percentages).
Respondents reporting that they or someone else in their household owned a firearm:*
2004-2005: Belgium: 11.4%; Brussels: 5.4%
1999-2003: Belgium: 11.4%
1992-1994: Belgium: 15.6%
1989: Belgium: 16.5%
Respondents reporting that they or someone else in their household owned a handgun:
2004-2005: Belgium: 5.2%; Brussels: 2.5%
1999-2003: Belgium: 4.3%
1992-1994: Belgium: 6.7%
1989: Belgium: 6.4%
Notes: *The first question includes air rifles, as in: "Do you or anyone else in your household own a handgun, shotgun, rifle, or air rifle?" Survey questions for this topic are at p. 233.
Responses are from the 5 sweeps of the ICVS (1989-2005) and the EU ICS (2005), in which victims of crime were interviewed in 31 countries.
ICVS: International Crime Victims Survey, Vienna, UNODC.
EU ICS: European Survey of Crime and Safety (2005 EU ICS). Brussels, Gallup Europe.