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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

ChartThe estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in the Northern Territory is

2014: 63,5841 2 3
2007: 46,628
2006: 45,349
2005: 60,925
2001: 41,615

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

ChartThe estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) per 100 people in the Northern Territory is

2014: 25.944 5 3
2007: 21.81
2006: 21.69
2005: 29.59
2001: 20.63

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be

2010: 3,4276
2006: 4,6677
1979: 2,1648

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in the Northern Territory is reported to be

2014: 13,0009
2007: 14,59110
2006: 14,27911
2005: 13,71412
2001: 13,18113

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in the Northern Territory is

2014: 5.304
2007: 6.83
2006: 6.83
2005: 6.66
2001: 6.6613

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in the Northern Territory is reported to be

2014: 57,8049
2007: 42,38910
2006: 41,22611
2005: 55,38612
2001: 37,83213

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in the Northern Territory is

2014: 23.594
2007: 19.83
2006: 19.72
2005: 26.90
2001: 19.1313

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

ChartUnlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in the Northern Territory there are estimated to be

2014: 5,7801 14 3
2007: 4,239
2006: 4,123
2005: 5,539
2001: 3,783

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

ChartUnlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in the Northern Territory the rate of illicit firearms per 100 people is estimated to be

2014: 2.364
2007: 1.98
2006: 1.97
2005: 2.69
2001: 1.88

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 915
2015: 3
2014: 5
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 3
2010: 12
2009: 1
2008: 9
2007: 8
2006: 10
2005: 5
2004: 8
2003: 6
2002: 8
2001: 8
2000: 2
1999: 5

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 3.6616
2015: 1.23
2014: 2.05
2013: 1.24
2012: 1.70
2011: 1.30
2010: 5.22
2009: 0.44
2008: 4.09
2007: 3.74
2006: 4.78
2005: 2.43
2004: 3.95
2003: 2.97
2002: 3.96
2001: 3.97
2000: 1.00
1999: 2.55

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 417
2015: 15
2014: 17
2013: 14
2012: 2017 18
2011: 10
2010: 1617 19
2009: 9
2008: 1617 20 21
2007: 19
2006: 14
2005: 7
2004: 13
2003: 14
2002: 22
2001: 1720 21
2000: 15
1999: 1821
1998: 11
1997: 18
1996: 22
1995: 20
1994: 23
1993: 17
1992: 18
1991: 28
1990: 21

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.6322
2015: 6.14
2014: 6.99
2013: 5.77
2012: 8.48
2011: 4.32
2010: 6.96
2009: 3.98
2008: 7.28
2007: 8.89
2006: 6.22
2005: 3.40
2004: 6.41
2003: 6.94
2002: 10.88
2001: 8.43
2000: 7.53
1999: 9.18
1998: 5.70
1997: 9.49
1996: 11.92
1995: 11.14
1994: 13.15
1993: 9.90
1992: 10.68
1991: 16.92
1990: 12.83

Gun Homicides

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 017
2015: 1
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 117 23
2011: 0
2010: 417 24
2009: 017 25
2008: 417 26
2007: 017 27
2006: 817 28
2005: 017 29
2004: 417 30
2003: 031
2001: 232

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.41
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.42
2011: 0.00
2010: 1.74
2009: 0.00
2008: 1.82
2007: 0.00
2006: 3.83
2005: 0.00
2004: 1.97
2003: 0.00
2002: 0.99

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual handgun homicides total

2016: 017
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 4
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 1.74
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual long gun homicides total

2016: 017
2015: 1
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 4
2005: 0

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.41
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.42
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 1.91
2005: 0.00

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual gun homicides (other) total

2016: 017
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 1
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 4
2007: 0
2006: 4
2005: 0
2004: 4

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.41
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 1.82
2007: 0.00
2006: 1.44
2005: 0.00
2004: 1.97

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 4633
2015: 50
2014: 54
2013: 33
2012: 48
2011: 44
2010: 44
2009: 37
2008: 3833 34
2007: 55
2006: 33
2005: 45
2004: 51
2003: 44
2002: 55
2001: 4334
2000: 42
1999: 32

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2016: 18.7222
2015: 20.47
2014: 22.19
2013: 13.60
2012: 20.35
2011: 19.02
2010: 19.15
2009: 16.37
2008: 17.28
2007: 25.73
2006: 15.79
2005: 21.85
2004: 25.16
2003: 21.81
2002: 27.19
2001: 21.31
2000: 21.09
1999: 16.33

Gun Suicides

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 933
2015: 2
2014: 5
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 1
2008: 533 35
2007: 8
2006: 233
2005: 333 35
2004: 4
2003: 6
2002: 7
2001: 835
2000: 2
1999: 5

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 3.6622
2015: 0.82
2014: 2.05
2013: 1.24
2012: 1.27
2011: 0.86
2010: 1.74
2009: 0.44
2008: 2.27
2007: 3.74
2006: 0.96
2005: 1.46
2004: 1.97
2003: 2.97
2002: 3.46
2001: 3.97
2000: 1.00
1999: 2.55

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual handgun suicides total

2016: 433
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 2
2003: 1

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.6322
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.97
2003: 0.50

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the number of long gun suicides is

2016: 233
2015: 1
2014: 1
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 2
2010: 4
2009: 1
2008: 5
2007: 8
2006: 2
2005: 1
2004: 3
2003: 2
2002: 6

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.8122
2015: 0.41
2014: 0.41
2013: 1.24
2012: 1.27
2011: 0.86
2010: 1.74
2009: 0.44
2008: 2.27
2007: 3.74
2006: 0.96
2005: 0.49
2004: 1.48
2003: 0.99
2002: 2.97

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual gun suicides (other) total

2016: 333
2015: 1
2014: 4
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 1

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.2222
2015: 0.41
2014: 1.64
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.49
2003: 0.99
2002: 0.49

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 036
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 4
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0
2002: 1

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.43
2010: 1.74
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00
2002: 0.49

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2016: 036
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2016: 036
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 1
2010: 4
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.43
2010: 1.74
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2016: 036
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0
2002: 1

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00
2002: 0.49

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 037
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 4
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 2

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 1.82
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.97

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 037
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 037
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 2

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.97

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2016: 037
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 4
2007: 0
2006: 0
2005: 0

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.0022
2015: 0.00
2014: 0.00
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.00
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.00
2008: 1.82
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.00

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn the Northern Territory, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2016: 038
2015: 0
2014: 0
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 0
2008: 0
2007: 0

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In the Northern Territory, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence39 40 41 42

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In the Northern Territory, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law43 44 45

Firearm Imports

In the Northern Territory, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law43 46 44 45

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in the Northern Territory is low47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In the Northern Territory, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law58

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in the Northern Territory include59 60 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in the Northern Territory is categorised as restrictive61

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in the Northern Territory includes the Firearms Act 1997,62 and the Firearms Regulations 1997.63 All Australian States and Territories are bound by the National Firearms Agreement of 199664 and 201765

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in the Northern Territory are regulated by the Minister in Council and the Police66 67 68

Right to Possess Firearms

In the Northern Territory, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law69 70 71

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In the Northern Territory, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, machine-guns, self-loading rifles and shotguns (including pump action shotguns), military style firearms, silencers and most handguns72 73 74 64

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In the Northern Territory, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited, with only narrow exceptions for permanently inoperable display, museum or collector's guns72 73

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In the Northern Territory, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is prohibited, lookalikes included, in all but exceptional circumstances72

Regulation of Handguns

In the Northern Territory, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is only permitted subject to stringent conditions75 76 74 77

Law Regulates Long Guns

In the Northern Territory, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law72 78 79 80 81

Gun Ownership and Possession

In the Northern Territory, only licensed gun owners82 83 84 85 86 87 88 75 89 90 91 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in the Northern Territory are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example gun club membership for sport shooting, hunting, primary production, pest control, employment, occupational requirements, animal welfare, museum display, inheritance, firearm training, paintball operations and bona fide firearm collections.92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 87 88 75 112 90
In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason113 114 115 116

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in the Northern Territory is 18 years,117 or 16 years while under the immediate supervision of an appropriately qualified adult licence holder86 118

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in the Northern Territory must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health, domestic violence and residential119 120 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In the Northern Territory, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required for some licence categories97 85

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in the Northern Territory stipulates119 120 121 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In the Northern Territory, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required119 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In the Northern Territory, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every one to five years, depending on the licence category122

Licensing Records

In the Northern Territory, authorities maintain a record123 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in the Northern Territory are permitted to possess 1 firearm per acquisition permit for a firearm type specified on their licence124

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in the Northern Territory are permitted to possess ammunition that does not exceed the amount, if any, authorised in writing by the Commissioner83

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In the Northern Territory, the law requires125 123 126 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In the Northern Territory, licensed firearm dealers are required127 128 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In the Northern Territory, licensed gun makers are required41 42 129 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In the Northern Territory, State agencies are required130 131 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In the Northern Territory, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited unless conducted and registered by a licensed firearm dealer, or in remote locations by police132

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In the Northern Territory, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful124 133 134

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in the Northern Territory is obliged120 84 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in the Northern Territory is obliged120 84 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In the Northern Territory, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is limited to one firearm per acquisition permit for a firearm type specified on the buyer's licence124

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

The number of licensed firearm dealers in the Northern Territory is reported to be

1999: 44135

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In the Northern Territory, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is 28 days119 84

Regulation of Gun Shows

In the Northern Territory, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated136 137 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in the Northern Territory include138 139 140 141 142 96 143 144 89 145 146 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in the Northern Territory include147 148 133 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in the Northern Territory include131 130 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in the Northern Territory include149 150 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In the Northern Territory, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law151 152

Firearm Tracing

In the Northern Territory, state authorities carry out153 154 155 156 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In the Northern Territory, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not136 137 129 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In the Northern Territory, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.113 114 115 116

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In the Northern Territory, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.113 114 115 116

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In the Northern Territory, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm157 is one to two years in prison82 125 132 158 39 151 115 138 147 149 159

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in the Northern Territory are known to have160 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

ChartIn the Northern Territory, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2011: 290161
2003: 67162
2001: 137

Small Arms Destroyed

In the Northern Territory, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

1996-2001: 9,474160

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In the Northern Territory, it is not state policy163 164 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market


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