Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Bricknell, Samantha. 2011 ‘Executive Summary - Number of Stolen Firearms.’ Firearm Theft in Australia 2008-09; AIC Monitoring Report 16, p. vii. Canberra: National Firearm Theft Monitoring Program / NFTMP, Australian Institute of Criminology. 31 October
Number of Stolen Firearms
A total of 1,570 firearms were stolen in 620 reported incidents of firearm theft in 2008–09 from all Australian states and territories excluding Western Australia.
The number of firearms reported stolen in Australia (excluding Western Australia) has risen by six percent each year since 2004–05.
Fifty-five percent of all reported incidents involved the theft of multiple firearms. The number of firearms stolen in multiple-firearm thefts ranged from two to 19. The modal (most common) theft involved two firearms.