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Lamb, Guy. 2008 ‘Section 2: Civilian Firearm Diversion (Loss and Theft).’ 'Under the Gun': An Assessment of Firearm Crime and Violence in South Africa, pp. 6-7. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, Arms Management Programme. 1 March
By 2003, the number of total licensed firearms had fallen from 4.5 million in 1999 to 3.7 million.
By the end of 2007, SAPS informally indicated that there were between 2.5-3 million licensed civilian firearms in South Africa, a 44 per cent reduction since 1999…
[SAPS = South African Police Service]