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Aguilar, Luigi Calvo. 2015 ‘Number of Registered Firearms; Number of Licensed Firearm Owners.’ Personal E-mail correspondence. San José: Ministry of Public Security of Costa Rica, Arms and Explosives Department. 6 February

Relevant contents

El número de armas de fuego registradas en Costa Rica:

R/ al 31 de enero de 2015 en Costa Rica Existen 230.831.00 armas inscritas

El número de propietarios de armas de fuego con licencia:

Todas las armas inscritas cuentan con licencia, llamese, potación persona, defensa de bienes o deporte, así como las armas de las instuticiones policiales, el dato es el mismo 230.831.00

El número de armas de fuego de propiedad privada (tanto lícitas e ilícitas) en manos de civiles:

únicamente contamos con el dato de las armas licitas, que son las inscritas, las no licitas o bien en manos privadas no registradas no tenemos el dato ya que es ilegal su posseción.

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Translated content:

Number of Registered Firearms:

On 31 January 2015, there are 230,831 registered firearms in Costa Rica.

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners:

All registered firearms are licensed, namely for personal carrying, defence of goods, or sports, as well as law enforcement firearms, thus there are 230,831 licensed firearm owners…

Luigi Calvo Aguilar
Chief of the Arms and Explosives Department
Ministry of Public Security of Costa Rica

ID: Q9181

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