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Matzopoulos, Richard G., Mary Lou Thompson, and Jonathan E. Myers. 2014 ‘Firearms Recovered.’ Firearm and Nonfirearm Homicide in 5 South African Cities: A Retrospective Population-Based Study; Vol. 104 (No. 3), pp. 455. Cape Town: The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). 1 March

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Firearms Recovered

[T]here was a 75% increase in the number of firearms recovered by the police in 2003 compared with the previous year (i.e., from 20,000 weapons confiscated and recovered in 2002 to 35,000 in 2003)…(10)

After full implementation of the FCA in 2004, this effort was redoubled and a further 100,000 firearms were collected in the first 6 months of 2005.(11)

[FCA = Firearms Control Act]


10) 10. Mthembu-Salter G, Lamb G. The meaning of loss: firearms diversion in South Africa. In: Small Arms Survey 2008: Risk and Resilience. Geneva, Switzerland: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; 2008:183-198.

11) Kirsten A. Simpler, Better, Faster: Review of the 2005 Firearms Amnesty. Occasional Paper 134. Pretoria, South Africa: Institute for Security Studies; 2007.

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