Illegal Guns in Honduras

in Transnational Crime

There are an estimated 1.8 million guns circulating in Honduras. Out of the total number of guns, 600,000, or one-third, are legally registered., according to media in Honduras.

80 percent of all crimes in Honduras is committed with an unregistered gun.

The areas where the highest number of illegal guns are circulating is reportedly in Cortes, Atlantida, Colon, Copan, and Francisco Morazan, according to Insight Crime.

Back in 2011, there were an estimated 850,000 total guns in Honduras, with only 258,000 legally registered.

(Price to buy a gun on the black market.)

Source:  Michael Lohmuller, “Insecurity Fuels Honduras Illegal Gun Ownership of Over 1 Mn,” Insight Crime, February 13, 2014.

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