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Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Measuring the Impacts: Crime and justice-related data.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Table 3.1), p. 31. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March

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A preliminary survey of firearm-related homicide, robbery, and assault in 20 Pacific states illustrates the problems (see Table 3.1, below). The survey found…

- Firearm-related crime figures were not available from American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, and the French territories…

- Even where figures are available, differences of definition can make comparisons problematic. Some jurisdictions include attempted homicides in their 'homicide' total, and many countries do not distinguish between armed and unarmed robberies, let alone record the type of weapon used.

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