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Karp, Aaron. 2013 ‘Table 1: Estimated Distribution of Firearms in Nepal, 2012.’ Legacies of War in the Company of Peace: Firearms in Nepal; Issue Brief No. 2, p. 2. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva / Nepal Armed Violence Assessment (NAVA). 1 May

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Table 1: Estimated Distribution of Firearms in Nepal, 2012

Private residents
Population: 26,600,000

Category: Ratio of firearms to population - Estimated firearms - Total firearms

Private registered, factory-made: NA - 55,000 - NA
Private unregistered, factory-made: NA - 55,000 - NA
Private craft-made (country-made): NA - 330,000 - NA
All privately owned firearms: 0.017 - NA - 440,000

Nepal Army
Population: 95,000

Category: Ratio of firearms to population - Estimated firearms - Total firearms

Nepal Army: 1.7 - 160,000 - 160,000

Law enforcement
Population [Nepal Police]: 47,000
Population [Armed Police Force]: 31,000

Category: Ratio of firearms to population - Estimated firearms - Total firearms

Nepal Police: 1.0 - 47,000 - NA
Armed Police Force: 1.8 - 56,000 - NA
All law enforcement agencies: NA - NA - 103,000

Maoist
Population: 9,500

Category: Ratio of firearms to population - Estimated firearms - Total firearms

UCPN-M: 0.6 - 6,000 - 6,000

Total: 709,000

Note: Estimates and totals are rounded to two significant digits. The Maoist total is lowered by the transfer of 3,475 weapons to Army control in 2012. Ratios are calculated on population statistics sources from CBS (2001).

Sources: For sources on private firearms, see pp. 3–5; on Nepal Army, p. 7; on Nepal Police and Armed Police, pp. 8–9; and on Maoist firearms, p. 10.

ID: Q8461

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