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.
Our iARMS database contains more than a million records on illicit firearms.
Contains images and references of thousands of firearms to help police correctly identify them.
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Fighting against illicit small arms and light weapons in the member States of the League of Arab States
The symposium addresses the challenges facing law enforcement in firearm-related crime.