The United Nations report said Japan is the third large and small caliber arms-importing countries
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LONDON: The United Nations in Geneva from 9 to a survey released by the United States remains the world’s largest trading nation in small-caliber weapons, as well as pistols, revolvers and shotguns, the major importing countries. The report by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research and the Geneva School of Advanced International Relations in collaboration.
EFE reported the same day quoted the report, from 2000 to 2006 in increments of world arms imports, the United States demand 48 per cent. During this period, including parts, accessories and ammunition, including the growth of global trade in illegal weapons and $ 653 million, an increase of 28%.
the study leader Keith Krause said: “The data show that the world’s small arms and light weapons trade, steadily, in particular, very rapid growth in the short arms.” But he also acknowledged that the current can not determine whether these weapons into the security and civilian areas.
customs data for 2006, analysis shows that the world’s major exporters of small arms were the United States, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Austria and Belgium; the main importing countries for the United States, France, Japan, Canada, South Korea , Germany and Australia.
the experts said, by the circulation of weapons in civil, Latin America and southern Africa is now the world’s highest firearm homicide rate of the region, Central America, some countries even more than the incidence of homicide Sudan Iraq and Afghanistan. (Tao Zhi Peng)