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NCJ Number: 249849 Find in a Library
Title: Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-14 - Statistical Tables
Author(s): Jennifer C. Karberg; Ronald J. Frandsen; Joseph M. Durso; Trent D. Buskirk; Allina D. Lee
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: June 2016
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5664 
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device; Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data on background checks for firearm transfers for 2013-14 cover the number of firearm transaction applications processed by the FBI and by State and local agencies, the number of applications denied, reasons for denial, and estimates of applications by jurisdiction and each type of approval system.
Abstract: Nearly 15 million applications for firearm transfers were received in 2014, down from an estimated 17.6 million in 2013. Approximately 1.3 percent of the nearly 15 million applications for firearm transfers or permits in 2014 were denied, about 91,00 by the FBI and about 102,000 by State and local agencies. An estimated `93,000 applications for firearm transfers or permits in 2013 were denied, about 88,000 by the FBI and about 104,000 by State and local agencies. Among State agencies, denial rates in 2014 were 3.1 percent for purchase permits, 1.5 percent for instant checks, 0.9 percent for other approval checks, and 1.0 percent for exempt carry permits. Denial rates in 2013 were estimated to be 1.9 percent for purchase permits, 1.2 percent for instant checks, 0.8 percent for other approval checks, and 0.9 percent for exempt carry permits. A felony conviction (42 percent) was the most common reason for the FBI to deny an application in 2014, followed by a fugitive from justice status (19 percent). Among the 18 State agencies that reported reasons for denial, a State law prohibition (26 percent) was the most common reason to deny an application in 2014, followed by a felony conviction (22 percent). Among all agencies that reported reasons for denial in 2014, denial of an application due to a felony conviction, indictment, charge, or arrest accounted for approximately 42 percent of denials. 19 tables
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Background Check Systems; Background Checks; Criminal Background Check; Gun Control; Statistics
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