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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘Crime with Guns.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, p. 88. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 June

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In the Southern Highlands, even most gun murders go undocumented. Mendi police commander Simon Nigi estimates that the proportion of homicides not reported to police is 'about 60 per cent'.

District Administrator Philip Moya recalls that, according to hearsay: 'There've been 162 murders in the Tari area in the past three years. We've never arrested one suspect. They [the locals] will not talk to us, or about this.'

At police headquarters in Port Moresby, Deputy Commissioner Gari Baki confirms that, across the country, 'about 75 per cent' of gun-related crime, death, and injury is not reported to police.

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