The Flemish Peace Institute is an independent
institute for peace research at the Flemish Parliament.

Project DIVERT: Firearms fraud in the European Union

Publication date: 11/04/2022

Project DIVERT focuses on three specific diversion methods; Theft, fraud and non-regularisation.

The DIVERT-report you can download here focuses on fraud.  It is part of a three-part series exploring previously under-researched diversion methods in the EU. Two additional studies deal with firearms diversion through theftt and non-regularization. We define fraud as ‘the unlawful
acquisition or possession of or trade in firearms or ammunition by tricking others and by intentionally concealing, omitting or perverting the truth’.

Project DIVERT is a research project, funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund — Police, which focuses on the diversion of live-firing firearms from the legal domain into the illicit sphere within the European Union.

Check out the DIVERT-webpage to rewatch the DIVERT-webinars and to find out more about the other DIVERT-reports on theft & non-regularisation.

Location: Brussels

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