Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Bricknell, Samantha. 2011 ‘Executive Summary - Type of Stolen Firearms.’ Firearm Theft in Australia 2008-09; AIC Monitoring Report 16, p. vii. Canberra: National Firearm Theft Monitoring Program / NFTMP, Australian Institute of Criminology. 31 October
Type of Stolen Firearms
Rifles accounted for the majority (60%) of all reported stolen firearms, with bolt-action rifles the most often recorded as stolen.
One-quarter (24%) of stolen firearms were shotguns, mostly single barrel or double barrel.
Handguns constituted six percent of firearms that were reported stolen; just over half (53%) of these were revolvers and 46 percent were semiautomatic pistols.
Six in 10 stolen firearms were classified as a Category A firearm and one-quarter as a Category B firearm.
Restricted firearms made up less than 10 percent of all firearms reported stolen in 2008–09 - six percent were Category H firearms (ie handguns), one percent or fewer were Category C or D firearms.