Every firearm is unique and can be identified by its serial number, make, model and caliber.
With over a million records, our iARMS database can help identify trafficking patterns and smuggling routes of firearms.
The use of firearms by criminals endangers the safety of citizens in all countries of the world. As well as their obvious use in armed robberies and murder, they are also linked to a wide range of other crimes. These include corruption, environmental crime, human trafficking, maritime piracy, organized crime and terrorist activities.
Small arms and light weapons are easy for criminals to conceal and transport, so trafficking in firearms is a lucrative business which, in turn, fuels and funds other types of serious crimes.
For more information or questions, please contact the INTERPOL Firearms Programme.
We help police to trace firearms and link them to crime scenes and criminals across international borders
Our iARMS database contains more than a million records on illicit firearms.
Images and references of thousands of firearms to help police correctly identify them.
A unique global source of data on ballistics related to crime scenes.
Operations targeting firearms trafficking hotspots have uncovered links between organized crime and terrorism.
The symposium addresses the challenges facing law enforcement in firearm-related crime.