Illegal Guns in Allahabad, India

Police in Allahabad, India report that in over 85 percent of serious crimes in the city is committed by criminals using an illegal and unlicensed weapon.

Illegal weapons such as the Kattas, a locally produced gun, outnumber legal weapons in the city by a ratio of 12 to 1.

Between 2009 to 2012, security officials have seized over 1,200 illegally owned kattas in the city.

Source: ┬áKapil Dixit, “Illegal arms smuggling continues to thrive in district,” Times of India, April 2, 2013.