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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Lawful Stockpiles.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, pp. 10-11. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
In this report at Table 2.4, Samoa's population in 2002 was given as 160,000, yielding a rate of 11.5 lawfully held firearms per 100 people.
In December 2008, the estimated population of Samoa had risen to 217,083 (1), yielding a rate of 8.2 lawfully held firearms per 100 people.
Table 2.4: Civilian firearm ownership in Pacific nations, 2002
Figure 2.1: Rate of lawful civilian firearm ownership in 20 nations of the Pacific
Figure 2.2: Rate of lawful civilian firearm ownership in 23 countries
1) CIA World Factbook, accessed 16 December 2008 at: