Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
SEESAC. 2006 ‘SALW Problem - Possession.’ South Eastern Europe Small Arms and Light Weapons Monitor, 2006, p. 45. Belgrade: South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons / SEESAC and Saferworld. 1 January
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]
According to Ministry of the Interior (MoI) records, as of early 2005 there are approximately 376,000 registered firearms, suggesting that close to twenty percent of Croatian households have legal weapons.
In combination with illegal holdings, this makes Croatia one of the most heavily armed countries of South Eastern Europe.
Both civil society groups and government officials consistently express concerns about this issue, noting the regular occurrence of accidents and armed crime.