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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 210117     Find in a Library
Title: Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2004
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Michael Bowling Ph.D. ; Gene Lauver ; Matthew J. Hickman Ph.D. ; Devon B. Adams
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2005
Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2004.
Abstract: It provides the number of applications checked by State points of contact, estimates of the number of applications checked by local agencies, the number of applications rejected, the reasons for rejections, and estimates of applications and rejections conducted by each type of approval system. It also provides information about appeals of rejected applications and arrests for falsified applications. The Firearm Inquiry Statistics Program, managed under the National Criminal History Improvement Program, is an ongoing data collection effort focusing on the procedures and statistics related to presale firearms background checks in selected States. Highlights from the report include the following: (1) total applications for firearm transfers or permits increased 3.2 percent nationwide, from 7,831,000 in 2003 to 8,084,000 in 2004; (2) in 2004, the rejection rate for applications checked by the FBI (1.4 percent) was lower than that for checks by State and local agencies (1.8 percent); and (3) a felony conviction or indictment was the most common reason for rejections during 2004 by State or local agencies (50 percent) and the FBI (38 percent).
Main Term(s): Background investigations
Index Term(s): Gun Control ; Statistics ; Firearms ; Handguns ; Arms or ammunition security ; Gun control legislation
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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