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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘The Impact of Armed conflict on Pacific Island Communities.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8, pp. 32-33. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
In Samoa (population 160,000), firearms were used in ten of the 175 homicides committed between 1998 and 2002. (54)
The shooting assassination of a Samoan cabinet minister, in August 1999, was notable, mainly because such an event was unprecedented in that country (Pacific News Bulletin, 1999).
Table 3.1. Homicide, robbery, and assault in Pacific states, 1997-2001
(54) Personal correspondence with Li'o Masipa'u, Chief Legal Adviser to Samoa Police, 10 July 2002.
Pacific News Bulletin. 1999. 'Assassination in Samoa.' Vol. 14, No. 8. August, p. 3.