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… Continue reading Illegal Guns in Allahabad, India
According to a study released by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, around 250,000 guns were purchased in the United States and smuggled into Mexico each year between 2010 to 2012. Security officials on both sides of the border seized 14 percent of the guns smuggled into Mexico. The study estimates that… Continue reading Number of Guns Purchased in the U.S. Smuggled into Mexico Between 2010-2012
Security analysts estimate that up to 40 percent of North Korea’s total trade levels could be made up from illicit revenue. Intelligence reports state that government agencies in North Korea actively participates in criminal rackets such as counterfeiting, production and sales of methamphetamine, and the illegal exporting of missile sales. Source: Parameswaran Ponnudurai, “Global Bid… Continue reading Illicit Trade in North Korea
According to the Small Arms Survey, there are around 650 million weapons around the world that are in the hands of civilians. 225 million guns and firearms are in the hands of military, police and other government officials. (Price of AK-47 on the global black market.) Source: Louis Charbonneau, “National Rifle Association vows to fight… Continue reading Number of Guns in Civilian Hands Worldwide
Between 1998 and 2012, the North Korea Government is estimated to have spent between $2.8 Billion and $3.2 Billion on its missile program. The amount of money spent on the missile program would have been able to feed the entire country with corn for 3 years. Source: Jane Perlez, “Despite Risks, China Stays at North… Continue reading North Korean Missile Spending
There are 1.6 million illegal firearms that are circulating in the Caribbean region, according to the Association of Caribbean Police Chiefs.
At the end of 2012, the reported price of an AK-47 on the black market in Afghanistan was $1,500. Three years prior, the reported price was between $600 to $700 in the country. The price for grenade launchers, pistols and PK machine guns have also risen in 2012.
Between 2010 and November 2012, lawyers with the United States Department of Justice filed 8 cases against individuals and companies who were illegally trading with Iran. Prosecutors also report that more cases are being investigated but have remained sealed from the public due to its ongoing investigation.
People in Thailand can purchase a gun on the black market for $2,600. In 2011, there were 5.3 murders per 100,000 from firearms in Thailand. In comparison, there were 0.2 murders per 100,000 by firearms in the Philippines.
Firearms that are purchased in the United States are sold on the streets of Sydney, Australia for $15,493 (15,000 Australian Dollars).