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Minnaar, Anthony. 2001 ‘Firearms and Murder in South Africa: 1994-2000.’ The 'Great Gun Debate' in South Africa: An Examination of the Struggle to Legislate for Stricter Firearm Controls; Table 11, p. 27. Johannesburg: Institute for Human Rights & Criminal Justice Studies, Technikon SA. 30 September

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TABLE 11: Firearms and murder in South Africa: 1994-2000

Firearm type: 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000

Small arms (pistol or revolver): 9,144 - 9,019 - 6,696 - 6,590 - 7,032 - 7,183 - 6,724
Commercial rifle or shotgun: 1,423 - 1,421 - 1,300 - 2,722 - 3,037 - 3,071 - 2,603 -
Military-type of firearm: 618 - 291 - 623 - 427 - 344 - 192 - 151
Unknown type firearm: na - na - 1,969 - 1,441 - 1,841 - 1,565 - 1,376

Firearm Total: 11,185 - 10,731 - 10,589 - 11,179 - 12,254 - 12,011 - 10,854

Other weapon: 15,647 - 15,906 - 15,193 - 13,409 - 12,621 - 12,199 - 11,176

Murder Total: 26,832 - 26,637 - 25,782 - 24,588 - 24,875 - 24,210 - 22,030

Source: Crime Information Analysis Centre, SAPS

ID: Q8843

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