UNODC Study on Firearms 2015

Report - External Series

Marsh, Nicholas; Aaron Karp; & Giorgio Ravalgi (2015) UNODC Study on Firearms 2015, UNODC. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

UNODC Study on Firearms 2015


​The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Study on Firearms employs a pioneering data-focused approach to the study of trafficking in firearms, their parts and components and ammunition. Based on information from 45 countries, it examines the quantities and types of firearms seized in different regions, the routes and methods used in the trafficking of firearms and other offences associated with reported seizures

The Reality of Firearms Trafficking

​​A new study published by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, that has been co-authored by Nicholas Marsh of PRIO, is based upon information reported by 48 countries covering the years 2010-2013 and provides the most extensive available picture of trafficking in firearms, and their parts and ammunition. Previous research has tended to be case studies that provide in-depth information on one location, but not an overview of the wider picture.

Read more in this blogpost by Nic Marsh.

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