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Mapping Arms Data

This award-winning data visualisation from Brazil's Igarape Institute (together with the Peace Research Institute Oslo and Google Ideas) maps which countries are buying and selling their small arms and in what quantities. 

The creators collected data from 73,000 records of the export and import of small arms, lights weapons and ammunition from over 262 states and territories over the last decade, and put them together as a dazzling infographic.