An alarming number of firearms have been stolen from legal gun owner across Australia and will never be recovered.
A record number of 6,451 firearms were stolen across the country over a two year period (2013 to 2015).
The state of Victoria had the largest number of firearms stolen (1,451), followed closely by New South Wales (1,406), and then Western Australia (1,322). The Northern Territory does not provide corresponding data via freedom of information.
Gun theft if a huge problem in Australia and one of the main sources for guns falling into the illicit gun market.