Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Lawful Stockpiles.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Tables 2.1, 2.2, 2.4), pp. 10-11. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
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
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.Source cited:
1) CIA World Factbook, accessed 16 December 2008 at: