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Recent Publications

  • A Heavy Hand: The Use of Force by India's Police, August 2012. India Armed Violence Assessment Issue Brief No. 3 (also available in Hindi).

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  • Blue Skies and Dark Clouds: Kazakhstan and Small Arms, by Nicolas Florquin, Dauren Aben, and Takhmina Karimova, May 2012. Occasional Paper No. 29 (also available in Kazakh and Russian; Executive Summary available in English, Kazakh, and Russian)

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  • Reaching for the Gun: Arms Flows and Holdings in South Sudan, April 2012. HSBA Issue Brief Number 19 (also available in Arabic)

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State Security Forces

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State security forces include military, police, customs, border police and other law enforcement agencies. Taken together, they possess about 15% of the global small arms stockpile. The majority of state-held weapons belong to military forces, with law enforcement agencies accounting for the rest. The effectiveness of the regulations regarding the storage and use of these weapons can vary greatly depending on the type of institution concerned and the means allocated to that effect. Inadequate firearm training of state agents, as well as insufficient safeguards on stocks, can lead to the illegitimate use of these weapons, their diversion to unauthorized groups or individuals, and the occurrence of deadly unplanned explosions at munitions sites. 

The Small Arms Survey monitors small arms stockpiles held by states throughout the world, updating estimates of global state holdings on a regular basis. In addition, the stockpile management and security procedures that states put in place to prevent diversion or accidental explosions are analysed. Based on field and desk research undertaken by the Survey and its partners, information on states’ firearm holdings has improved in a number of settings. A lack of transparency nevertheless remains an issue in most parts of the world.

 

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