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Pézard, Stéphanie and Savannah de Tessières. 2009 ‘Arms in Circulation in Burundi - Possession Figures.’ Insecurity is Also a War: An Assessment of Armed Violence in Burundi, p. 99. Geneva: Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development Secretariat / Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,. 1 January

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Arms in Circulation in Burundi - Possession Figures

In 2006 it was estimated that 100,000 households were in possession of firearms or grenades, which means that there are more than 100,000 arms in circulation among the civilian population in Burundi, given that a single household may own several weapons.

Yet in August 2008, a total of only 4,139 gun licences had been issued in Burundi; most of the arms circulating in the country are therefore illegal.

ID: Q5088

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