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Karp, Aaron. 2012 ‘Country Analyses: Peru.’ Measurement and Use of Statistical Data to Analyze Small Arms in the Caribbean and Latin America; Section IV, pp. 26-27. Mexico City: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Center of Excellence, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). 28 April

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In Peru the total number of guns registered with public authorities dropped from 245,000 in 2006 to 214,815 in 2010. An even lower figure of 200,000 appeared in the Peruvian media the following year.(86)

There is no evidence that guns were recalled or confiscated by authorities. Instead the decline is more likely explained by failure of gun owners to re-register weapons that remain in their control. The total number of civilian firearms in Peru probably equals at least 750,000, when all unregistered guns, including those never registered, are included…


86) 245,000 registered in 2006 and unregistered estimate from: Pablo Dreyfus and Benjamin Lessing, "Production and Exports of Small Arms and Light Weapons and Ammunition in South America and Mexico, " n.d. 214,815 registered

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