Citation(s) from the literature library

Mouzos, Jenny. 2002 ‘Firearms Theft in Australia.’ Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice (230). Canberra: National Firearms Theft Monitoring Program / NFTMP, Australian Institute of Criminology. 1 June

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Number of gun owners and registered firearms

As of 1 July 2001, there was a total of 764,518 "individual" firearms licence-holders (4) and 2,165,170 registered firearms (5) in Australia (Table 1).

Queensland had the highest number of firearms licence-holders, followed by Victoria and New South Wales.

In all jurisdictions, with the exception of the ACT, licence-holders each owned, on average, approximately three registered firearms. (Table 1).


(4) Excludes firearms licences for dealers and other businesses.

(5) Firearms registered to individuals only; excludes firearms registered to dealers and other businesses/organisations.

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