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Appendixes

Appendix A: Additional tables

Table 36: Types of firearms stolen from jurisdictions
  Rifle Shotgun Air rifle Handgun Other Unknown
n % n % n % n % n % n %
NSW 366 62 144 24 31 5 43 7 3 1 5 1
Vic 144 48 102 34 15 5 13 4 5 2 23 8
Qld 216 68 47 15 27 9 21 7 8 3 0 0
SA 136 65 42 20 23 11 8 4 0 0 2 1
Tas 56 57 34 34 5 5 1 1 2 2 1 1
ACT 18 82 1 5 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
NT 13 52 6 24 4 16 2 8 0 0 0 0

Source: AIC NFTMP 2008–09 [computer file] (excludes Western Australia)

Table 37: Category of firearm stolen, by jurisdiction
  A B C D H Other
n % n % n % n % n % n %
NSW 367 64 151 26 6 1 1 <1 43 8 2 <1
Vic 193 72 58 22 0 0 0 0 13 6 0 0
Qld 185 58 111 35 1 <1 0 0 21 7 0 0
SA 143 68 54 26 3 1 1 <1 8 3 0 0
Tas 45 83 8 15 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
ACT 12 55 10 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NT 13 52 10 40 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0

Note: Excludes 108 firearms in which insufficient information was available to ascertain category of firearm

Source: AIC NFTMP 2008–09 [computer file] (excludes Western Australia)

Table 38: Method of access to premises or vehicle
  Private residential premises Business premises Vehicle
n % n % n %
Using tools or force 241 52 16 47 13 25
Using stolen key 17 4 1 3 3 6
Unsecured 81 18 6 18 18 34
Other 26 6 4 12 6 11
Unknown 95 21 7 21 13 25
Total 460   34   53  

Note: Excludes 11 incidents in which method of access was recorded as not applicable. Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding

Source: AIC NFTMP 2007–08 [computer file] (excludes Western Australia and the Northern Territory)

Table 39: Type of firearm storage and status of compliance
  Complied Not complied Unknown
n % n % n %
Locked receptacle 326 87 19 5 31 8
Unlocked receptacle 2 11 16 84 1 5
Locked vehicle 7 27 16 62 3 12
Unlocked vehicle 1 5 18 86 2 10
Unsecured/in the open 3 4 68 93 2 3

Note: Excludes 6 incidents in which storage compliance was recorded as not applicable

Source: AIC NFTMP 2007–08 [computer file] (excludes Western Australia and the Northern Territory)

Appendix B: Firearms classifications, National Firearms Agreement 1996

Category A
  • air rifles;
  • rimfire rifles (excluding self-loading); and
  • single and double barrelled shotguns
Category B
  • muzzle-loading firearms;
  • single shot, double-barrelled and repeating action centre-fire rifles; and
  • break-action shotguns/rifle combinations
Category C
  • prohibited except for occupational purposes;
  • self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity no greater than 10 rounds;
  • self-loading shotguns with a magazine capacity no greater than five rounds; and
  • pump-action shotguns with a magazine capacity no greater than five rounds
Category D
  • prohibited except for official purposes;
  • self-loading centre-fire rifles;
  • self-loading shotguns and pump-action shotguns with a capacity of more than five rounds; and
  • self-loading rimfire rifles with a magazine capacity greater than 10 rounds
Category H
  • all handguns, including air pistols

Note: Firearm categories very slightly between jurisdictions