Number of estimated AK-47s in circulation around the world as of 2004.
Cost of an Ak-47 on the black market in the Niger Delta.
Number of small arms that are lost or stolen each year.
How many weapons are lost to burglary in the United States each year.
In Iraq, the prices of small arms have increased since the U.S. invasion. According to a report by the New York Times, Kalashnikovs were priced between $75 to $150 in early 2003. By late 2006, the prices increased to the range of $210 to $650. In some areas of Iraq, the price has increased to $800, with compact Kalashnikovs favored by Osama bin Laden selling for as much as $2000.
According to charity Oxfam, bullets are being sold on the black market in Iraq at a cost of 15 cents to 45 cents per bullet. Worldwide, up to10 to 14 billion bullets are produced, an average of 33 million per day. The market in small arms ammunition is worth between $2 to $3 Billion per… Continue reading Cost to Buy AK-47 Bullets in Iraq
Price of a rocket propelled grenade launcher for sale on the black market in Iraq in 2007.
Number of guns that were seized in Mexico in 2006 that originated from the United States, compared to the amount of US guns seized in 2002.
Estimated number of firearms and guns that is smuggled into Mexico each day in 2007.