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Tasmania. 2016 ‘Firearm Crime & Disposal.’ Annual Report 2015-2016, p. 23. Hobart: Tasmania Department of Police, Fire, and Emergency Management. 7 October

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Operation Unification continued during the reporting period and focused on a number of firearm-related activities, including storage inspections, deceased estate follow-ups and several mobile firearms amnesties. Since September 2013, a total of 813 unwanted and illegal firearms and large quantities of ammunition have been surrendered during amnesty operations.

…In 2015‑16, 2,497 firearms were destroyed. This figure may include items registered for the purposes of destruction that are not whole firearms (for example firearms parts). As at 30 June 2016, 1,219 lots of ammunition were in custody in preparation for destruction.

The Firearms Disposal figures are being reported differently to previous years due to the introduction of the Firearms and Weapons Data Systems and subsequent changes to the data collection and reporting.

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