Value of Trafficking in Small Arms and Light Weapons

in Transnational Crime

According to an 2012 issues brief by the Council on Foreign Relations, the financial value of the illegal trafficking of small arms and light weapons is worth $1 Billion a year.

This figure is higher than the previously reported figure of  $170 Million to $320 Million that was reported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2010.

Source:  “The Global Regime for Transnational Crime,” Council on Foreign Relations, Issue Brief, July 2, 2012.

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