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Lakomaa, Erik. 2014 ‘Safe storage and thefts of firearms in Sweden - Introduction.’ European Journal of Criminology; Vol. 12 (I), pp. 3-4. Sheffield: Sage Publications. 24 July
[I]n 2011, 619,000 people held approximately 1.8 million licences…(1)
[L]icensed gun owners must store their firearms in approved gun safes in order to prevent legal guns from ending up in the hands of criminals through theft. The legislature and the regulating authority (the National Police Board, RPS)…
Sweden has severe restrictions also on the number of guns a licensed hunter or sport shooter may own…
1) The number of actual weapons is lower because it is not only modern firearms that require a licence, but also certain gun parts, some air guns, muzzle loaders, replicas, etc. In this paper, the terms 'firearms', 'weapons' and 'guns' are used interchangeably unless indicated otherwise.