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Gounev, Philip, Marko Hajdinjak and Janosch Witte. 2006 ‘Gun Ownership Levels.’ The Rifle Has the Devil Inside: Study on Gun Culture in South Eastern Europe; AR/069 (Table 2), p. 11. Belgrade: South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) / Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD). 22 June

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Table 2: Gun Ownership Levels (in ranking order)

Germany
Population (2004): 82,431,390
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: -
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 7,000,000
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 8.49
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 17,000,000
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 29.12

Serbia
Population (2004): 7,250,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: 8.60
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 1,103,300
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 15.22
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 944,000
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 28.24

Sweden
Population (2004): 9,001,774
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: -
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 1,793,712
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 19.93
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 4,000,000*
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 20.23*

Montenegro
Population (2004): 650,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: 13.20
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 86,000
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 13.23
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 40,000
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 19.38

Denmark
Population (2004): 5,432,335
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: -
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 955,000
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 17.58
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): -
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 17.58

Kosovo
Population (2004): 2,300,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: 4.10
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 65,540
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 2.85
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 264,460
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 14.35

Macedonia
Population (2004): 2,045,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: 5.20
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 156,000
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 7.63
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 100,000
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 12.52

BiH [Bosnia and Herzegovina]
Population (2004): 4,025,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: 8.30
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 345,365
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 8.58
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 140,397
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 12.07

Croatia
Population (2004): 4,495,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: 6.50
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 376,000
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 8.36
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 152,850
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 11.77

Albania
Population (2004): 3,563,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: -
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 66,000
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 1.85
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 200,000
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 7.47

Bulgaria
Population (2004): 7,450,390
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: 1.30
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 275,690
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 3.70
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 93,206
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 4.95

Moldova
Population (2004): 4,455,000
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: -
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 49,780
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 1.12
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 50,000
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 2.24

Romania
Population (2004): 22,329,977
Number of registered firearms in 1990 per 100 population: -
Number of registered firearms (latest known): 87,316
Number of registered firearms per 100 (latest known): 0.39
Number of Illegal firearms (lowest estimates): 40,000
Estimated total of number of registered and illegal firearms per 100 population: 0.57

[*Editor's note: In correspondence with GunPolicy.org, a reader maintains that such a high estimate for illicit firearms in Sweden is implausible.]

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