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Australia. 2016 ‘Analysis of Firearms Trace Data - Handguns.’ Illicit Firearms in Australia, p. 24. Canberra: Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. 21 October
Where a diversion method could be identified, between 2004 and 30 June 2016 most handguns were diverted through:
- theft (30.9 per cent)
- deactivation/legislative loopholes (18.5 per cent)
- other (16.2 per cent; see Figure 8).
Figure 8: Method of Diversion of Handguns Where Trace Was Completed, 2004 to 30 June 2016