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Carapic, Jovana. 2014 ‘Availability of Firearms and Levels of Violence in the Western Balkans.’ Handgun Ownership and Armed Violence in the Western Balkans; Issue Brief No. 4, p. 5. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 September

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Availability of Firearms and Levels of Violence in the Western Balkans

The Western Balkans is home to between 3.6 and 6.2 million registered and unregistered firearms (see Table 1)…

For instance, of the 157,000 registered firearms in Macedonia, the majority were handguns, revolvers, and bolt-action rifles and carbines (Small Arms Survey, 2012a)…

[A] survey on small arms undertaken in Serbia in 2012 shows that there were up to 1.2 million registered civilian firearms in the country, 90 per cent of which were handguns (revolvers and pistols) and bolt-action weapons (rifles and carbines).

In addition, there were about 874,000 licensed firearms owners in Serbia, 94 per cent of whom are men (Small Arms Survey, 2012b)…

[T]here were about 100,000 registered firearms in Montenegro. As in Macedonia and Serbia, the majority of firearms in Montenegro were handguns and bolt-action firearms. Moreover, there are about 80,000 licensed firearms owners in Montenegro, most of whom are men and only about 500 of whom are state personnel. In addition, an estimated 40,000-80,000 unregistered firearms are circulating in Montenegro (Small Arms Survey, 2012c)…

Sources Cited:
Small Arms Survey.2012a. 'National Small Arms Questionnaire: Macedonia.'
Geneva: Small Arms Survey

Small Arms Survey.2012b. 'National Small Arms Questionnaire: Serbia.'
Geneva: Small Arms Survey

Small Arms Survey. 2012c. 'National Small Arms Questionnaire: Montenegro.'
Geneva: Small Arms Survey

ID: Q11594

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