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Belgium. 2011 ‘Tracing performed by the services of the Integrated Police Structured at 2 Levels (Traçage Effectué par les Services de la Police Intégrée Structurée à 2 Niveaux).’ National Report of Belgium on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); IV.1, pp. 13-14. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations. 1 January

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Traçage Effectué par les Services de la Police Intégrée Structurée à 2 Niveaux

En 2010, le service ARMES de la Police Judiciaire Fédérale, Direction de la Criminalité contre les Biens a traité des demandes relatives à 610 armes à feu (104 armes produites en Belgique et 506 armes non produites en Belgique). Pour le traçage de ces armes, le service ARMES utilise notamment le Registre Central des Armes (national) ainsi que la Base de données Nationale Générale des services de police et recourt aux vérifications manuelles dans les registres des armuriers, fabricants d'armes et collectionneurs.

Ainsi, par exemple, dans le cas où l'arme paraît avoir été produite en Belgique par FN Herstal/Browning, les services de police prennent contact avec ce fabricant qui tient les registres inventoriant toutes les armes qui y ont été produites.

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Tracing performed by the services of the Integrated Police Structured at 2 Levels

In 2010, the 'ARMES' service of the Federal Judicial Police, Crime Branch against Property dealt with requests concerning 610 firearms (104 weapons produced in Belgium and 506 weapons not produced in Belgium). For the tracing of these weapons, the 'ARMES' service uses the Central Register of Weapons (National) and the General National Database of the Police and resorts to manual checks in the register of firearms dealers, weapons manufacturers and collectors.

Therefore, for example, if the weapon seems to have been produced in Belgium by FN Herstal/Browning, the police will contact this manufacturer who keeps the records, making inventory of all weapons that were produced.

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