42 firearm-related incidents took place in the region last week

The Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) recorded 42 firearm-related incidents that took place in the region from 7 to 13 October 2019.

These are some of the incidents captured on our platform:

 

 

About the AVMP

The AVMP monitors firearms-related incidents happening in South East Europe. Established in 2014, the AVMP collects detailed data from the media reports and reports of public institutions where available, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The collected data range from the type of incident, firearms used, age and gender of the victim and the perpetrator, outcome of the incident. etc.  Basic data analysis is also provided for various data sets aiming to discover trends related to the incidents.

The purpose of the AVMP is to make essential data available to all interested parties working on small arms and light weapons control. The AVMP can serve as an informative tool for interventions with the overarching goal of a more effective arms control framework and the reduction of their negative impact on civilians.

 

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