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Karp, Aaron. 2012 ‘Table 1 - Estimated Law Enforcement Firearms in 20 Selected Countries.’ Armed Actors - Estimating Law Enforcement Firearms; Research Note 24, p. 2. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 December

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Table 1 - Estimated Law Enforcement Firearms in 20 Selected Countries (in descending order, by number of estimated firearms)

Country: Sworn personnel - Estimated firearms - Firearms per officer

China: 2,790,000 - 1,950,000 - 0.7
India: 1,281,317 - 1,900,000 - 1.5
Russian Federation: 1,200,000 - 1,550,000 - 1.3
United States: 785,000 - 1,150,000 - 1.5
Egypt: 1,300,000 - 900,000 - 0.7
Brazil: 687,684 - 803,200 - 1.2
Iraq: 531,000 - 690,000 - 1.3
Turkey: 406,000 - 530,000 - 1.3
Pakistan: 354,200 - 460,000 - 1.3
Ukraine: 357,500 - 460,000 - 1.3
Italy: 322,800 - 420,000 - 1.3
Nigeria: 360,000 - 360,000 - 1.0
Indonesia: 320,000 - 290,000 - 0.9
Vietnam: 213,000 - 290,000 - 1.4
Thailand: 213,500 - 280,000 - 1.3
Argentina: 198,459 - 270,000 - 1.4
Japan: 246,800 - 250,000 - 1.0
South Africa: 150,513 - 250,000 - 1.7
North Korea: 189,000 - 245,000 - 1.3
Yemen: 163,000 - 210,000 - 1.3

Note: Source data is for a single year (latest available) in the period 1987-2012. Source: Karp (2012)

Source cited:
Karp, Aaron. 2012. Estimating Law Enforcement Firearms: Source Data. Unpublished background paper. Geneva: Small Arms Survey.

ID: Q6544

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