Project: Targeting weapons - misuse of weapons in Serbia

Public Policy Centre in media - possession of weapons in Serbia


  In the latest weekly Nedeljnik, in an article named Fargo, Serbia, journalist quoted The Public Policy Research CENTRE Targeting weapons - misuse of weapons in Serbia.  The study was done for UNDP Eastern and South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms (SEESAC). This study refers to the incidents involving weapons showed that in 80 and 90 percent of the incidents unregistered weapons were used. It was also found that about 70 percent of the incidents involving arms happened among people who are in the close relationships.Please note, the research included incidents that media reported last two years.

   According to Ministry of Interior Affairs, there are almost one million weapons in Serbia. Among them, besides pistols and revolvers, there are hunting and sporting weapons and other types of weapons. The official data on the possession of illegal weapons are not available. Within the  project: Targeting weapons - misuse of weapons in Serbia, it was published publication. More about the possession of small arms and its impact on security in the Western Balkans here is available.