Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘The Human Cost of Armed Violence: Crime with Guns.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, pp. 87-88. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 July
The Human Cost of Armed Violence: Crime with Guns
Says National Court Justice Nicholas Kirriwom: 'Crimes of violence against persons and properties using high-powered military issue weapons and home-made guns are endemic throughout the country' (Post- Courier, 2002g).
In August 2004, Internal Security [Police] Minister Bire Kimisopa told a reporter: 'Guns were used in nearly all serious crimes committed in Papua New Guinea over the past ten years… among the three top categories of crime - robbery, break and enter and murder - at least 90 percent of reported cases were gun related'.