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Abrahams, Naeemah, Rachel Jewkes and Shanaaz Mathews. 2010 ‘Firearm-Related Crime - Firearm Ownership.’ Guns and Gender-based Violence in South Africa; Vol. 100 (No. 9), p. 586. Cape Town: South African Medical Journal (SAMJ). 1 September

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Firearm Ownership

While guns are often associated with South African security organisations, 6 times more guns are owned by civilians than by the state (3.7 million privately owned v. 567 000 by police and army)(10)…

With 3 865 firearms reported lost by the police in 2006/7, control of state-owned guns is clearly poor. Crime statistics support this fact, with a parallel increase in illegal possession of firearms(9)…

Sources cited:
9) Lamb G. 'Under the gun': An assessment of firearm crime and violence in South Africa. Report compiled for the Office of the President, Pretoria, 2008.

10) Chetty R. Firearm use and distribution in South Africa. Pretoria: National Crime Prevention Centre, 2002.

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