Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Dreyfus, Pablo, Benjamin Lessing, Marcelo de Sousa Nascimento and Júlio Cesar Purcena. 2010 ‘Executive Summary.’ Small Arms in Brazil: Production, Trade, and Holdings; Special Report No. 11, pp. 28-29. Geneva: Viva Rio, ISER, and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 September
There are 17.6 million small arms in Brazilian hands.
Illicit holdings account for 57 per cent of the total.
Individuals and companies privately hold 72 per cent of legal small arms.