Citation(s) from the literature library

Karp, Aaron. 2012 ‘Country Analyses: Paraguay.’ Measurement and Use of Statistical Data to Analyze Small Arms in the Caribbean and Latin America; Section IV, p. 26. Mexico City: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Center of Excellence, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). 28 April

Relevant contents


Several countries have witnessed a decline in the number of registered civilian firearms during the years covered by this review. In Paraguay the total rose from 300,906 in 2003 to 330,000 reported in 2006. The total then fell below the 2003 figure to just 288,887 in 2010.(84) The up and down dynamic is hard to understand, suggesting the conditions of gun registration in Paraguay are obscure or idiosyncratic. Total civilian firearms ownership is estimated here at 1,000,000 firearms, registered and unregistered…


84) 300,906 registered in 2003, in Pablo Dreyfus, et al., Small Arms Control in Mercosur (London: International Alert, June 2003), p. 50. 330,000 in 2006, in Katherine Aguirre and Yadaira Orsini, "Paraguay," Small Arms Survey, 2007. 288,887 registered in 2010 Ana Yancy Espinoza, Arms Trafficking in Latin America: a qualitative perspective on the phenomenon - 1, unpublished manuscript for UNODC, Mexico City, 2012, p. 30.

ID: Q9608

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.