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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Civilian Firearm Ownership in Pacific Nations, 2002.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Table 2.4), pp. 10-11. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March

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Table 2.4: Civilian Firearm Ownership in Pacific Nations, 2002 [number, rate]; Figure 2.1 [rate]

Country -- Population -- Licensed Owners -- Lawfully-held Firearms -- [calculated rate per 100 population]

American Samoa -- 61,000 -- 250 -- 250 -- [0.41]
Australia -- 19,707,200 -- 764,518 -- 2,165,170 -- [10.98]
Cook Islands -- 20,000 -- 500 -- 500 -- [2.5]
Fiji -- 840,000 -- 1,465 -- 1,538 -- [0.18]
French Polynesia -- 241,000 -- not available -- 610 -- [0.25]
Kiribati -- 92,000 -- 8 -- 8 -- [0.01]
Marshall Islands -- 54,000 -- 30 -- 30 -- [0.05]
Micronesia (FSM) -- 124,000 -- 500 -- 612 -- [0.49]
Nauru -- 12,000 -- 0 -- 0 -- [0]
New Caledonia -- 224,000 -- not available -- 19,000 -- [8.48]
New Zealand -- 3,820,749 -- 233,000 -- 850,000 -- [22.5]
Niue -- 2,000 -- 397 -- 397 -- [19.85]
Palau -- 20,000 -- 0 -- 0 -- [0]
Papua New Guinea -- 5,028,000 -- 50,000 -- 50,000 -- [0.99]
Samoa -- 160,000 -- 11,995 -- 17,845 -- [11.15]
Solomon Islands -- 479,000 -- 800 -- 800 -- [0.17]
Tonga -- 101,000 -- 800 -- 800 -- [0.79]
Tuvalu -- 10,000 -- 12 -- 12 -- [0.12]
Vanuatu -- 207,000 -- 4,700 -- 4,700 -- [2.27]
Wallis & Futuna -- 14,700 -- not available -- not available -- unknown

Total -- 31,217,649 -- 1,068,975 -- 3,112,272 -- [9.96 (approximate)]

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