Stolen Guns in Australia

Between 2004 and the latest available figures of 2009, the number of reported firearms stolen in Australia increased by 6 percent every year. In the 2008-2009 time period, 1,570 guns were reported stolen across the country.

Of all the reported theft cases, 40 percent of gun owners were not keeping their firearms in a properly secured location.

Source:  Kathrine Danks, “A black market in stolen firearms,” Daily Telegraph, January 13, 2012.