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Mouzos, Jenny. 2002 ‘Number of licence holders and registered firearms by jurisdiction, 1 July 2001.’ Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice: Firearms Theft in Australia; Table 1 (230), p. 5. Canberra: National Firearms Theft Monitoring Program / NFTMP, Australian Institute of Criminology. 1 June

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Table 1: Number of licence holders and registered firearms by jurisdiction, 1 July 2001

Individual licence-holders - Registered firearms - No. reg. firearms per individual - Licence-holders as % of adult pop.*

New South Wales: 171,873 - 516,468 - 3 - 3.5
Queensland: 186,884 - 506,354 - 3 - 6.9
Victoria: 183,370 - 485,727 - 3 - 5.0
Western Australia: 84,829 - 245,322 - 3 - 5.9
South Australia: 77,513 - 249,327 - 3 - 6.7
Tasmania: 41,367 - 117,646 - 3 - 11.8
Australian Capital Territory: 5,501 - 6,494 - 1 - 2.3
Northern Territory**: 13,181 - 37,832*** - 3 - 9.6

AUSTRALIA: 764,518 - 2,165,170 - 3 - 5.2

* Resident adult population (ABS 2001)
** As at 29 October 2001
*** Figure includes firearms registered to corporate (business) licences, collectors, clubs and museums

[Source: State and territory police services' firearms branches]

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GunPolicy.org rate calculation.

Total Midyear Population by Jurisdiction in 20011:
New South Wales: 6,575,200
Queensland: 3,628,900
Victoria: 4,804,700
Western Australia: 1,901,200
South Australia: 1,511,700
Tasmania: 471,800
Australian Capital Territory: 319,300
Northern Territory: 197,800

Calculated Rate* of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 population:
New South Wales: 2.61 (2001)
Queensland: 5.15 (2001)
Victoria: 3.82 (2001)
Western Australia: 4.46 (2001)
South Australia: 5.13 (2001)
Tasmania: 8.77 (2001)
Australian Capital Territory: 1.72 (2001)
Northern Territory: 6.66 (2001)

Calculated Rate* of Registered Firearms per 100 population:
New South Wales: 7.85 (2001)
Queensland: 13.95 (2001)
Victoria: 10.11 (2001)
Western Australia: 12.90 (2001)
South Australia: 16.49 (2001)
Tasmania: 24.94 (2001)
Australian Capital Territory: 2.03 (2001)
Northern Territory: 19.13 (2001)

[*Crude Rate per nn Population = Number ÷ Population x nn]

ID: Q4073

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