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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

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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: Norway: 26.1%; Oslo: 13.7%
1989: Norway: 31.5%

Respondents reporting that they or someone else in their household owned a handgun:
2004-2005: Norway: 3.7%; Oslo: 2.9%
1989: Norway: 3.7%

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.

ID: Q11813

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