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Pietz, Tobias, Rebekka Edelmann and Elvan Isikozlu. 2006 ‘Small Arms Distribution Survey (SADS) - Overall Distribution.’ SALW Survey of Croatia; Section 2.1 (Table 1), p. 3. Belgrade: South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) / Bonn International Center for Conversion. 1 November

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Small Arms Distribution Survey (SADS)

Overall Distribution

This survey concludes that there are approximately 1,322,695 weapons in the Republic of Croatia of which an estimated 969,160 are in private hands and 353,535 in the hands of state authorities. This number does not include weapons held in industrial stockpiles.

Estimated total number of firearms in Croatia:

Registered civilian possession
Quantity: 371,702
Source: Ministry of the Interior

Estimated illegal civilian possession
Quantity: 597,458
Source: Calculation based on household survey questions

Police service weapons
Quantity: 38,700
Source: Estimate based on number of police personnel

Police stored weapons
Quantity: 54,146
Source: Ministry of the Interior

Croatian Armed Forces
Quantity: 260,689
Source: Ministry of Defence

Estimated Total 1,322,695

ID: Q3623

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