A total of 1202 firearms that were owned by the police in South Africa have been stolen or lost between January 2011 and September 2012.
In 2011, a total of 885 police guns were reported stolen or lost. In 2012, police lost 317 firearms between January and August.
Out of the total firearms missing, 170 firearms have been recovered.
Source: “‘Police fueling illegal gun trade’,” Independent Online, September 27, 2012.