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South Australia Police Commissioner's Handgun Statistics Error
Radio 5AA (South Australia), Transcript
28 October 2008
SA Police Commissioner Mal Hyde talks about police issues and explains handgun statistics…
Jane Doyle: Speaking of numbers, can you clarify for us, there's been some reports about handgun ownership and the numbers of handguns and they've been quite terrifying. We were told that South Australia has the largest number of registered handguns in the country. Is that right?
Mal Hyde: That's the way it was reported and that came from a Commonwealth report. I think the figure was 41,000, which was really quite disproportionate for the population here. Unfortunately, and that is unfortunately for us, we actually gave them the wrong figures… [t]he real figure's around 14,300…