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Mthembu-Salter, Gregory and Guy Lamb. 2008 ‘Firearms Diversion from Security Companies.’ Small Arms Survey 2008: Risk and Resilience; Chapter 6, p. 192. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 January

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Firearms Diversion from Security Companies…

AIT companies estimate that their vehicles carry between two and three firearms on average. Assuming that each AIT vehicle attacked in 2006–07 carried 2.5 firearms, an average of 1,168 firearms would have been stolen in this way during the period (Gould and Lamb, 2004, p. 190)… it may be estimated that 958 firearms were lost/stolen through AIT heists in 2005–06, accounting for 6.5 per cent of the 14,842 civilian firearms reported lost/stolen that year….

[AIT = assets-in-transit]

Sources cited:

Gould, Chandré, et al. 2004. 'Country Study: South Africa.' In Chandré Gould and Guy Lamb, pp. 132–266.
http://www.iss.co.za/dynamic/administration/file_manager/file_links/HIDESOUTHAFRICA.PDF?link_id=3&slink_id=1633&link_type=12&slink_type=13&tmpl_id=3

Gould, Chandré and Guy Lamb, eds. 2004. Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa. Pretoria: ISS.
http://www.iss.co.za/pubs/Books/Hide+Seek/Contents.htm

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