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NCJ Number: 157437 Find in a Library
Title: Firearm Statistics (Updated Tables)
Author(s): K Hung
Corporate Author: Canada Dept of Justice
Evaluation and Statistics Section
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Dept of Justice
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0H8, Canada
Sale Source: Canada Dept of Justice
Evaluation and Statistics Section
Justice Building
Ottawa, Ontario K1A0H8,
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report presents tabular and narrative data on firearms offenses, injuries, permits, acquisition certificates, and imports and exports.
Abstract: Six tables provide data on import and export of firearms, 1970-1994; firearm business permits, 1979-94; restricted weapons, 1978-94; firearms missing, lost, stolen, and recovered, 1978-94; firearms acquisition certificates, 1979-94; and firearm prohibitions, 1978-1994. Another four tables focus on firearm permits, 1979-94; firearm homicide, 1974-94; types of firearms used in firearm homicides, 1974-94; and firearm robberies, 1974- 94. The remaining tables report on offensive weapon offenses, 1974-94; firearm deaths, 1970-93; homicidal deaths and suicides that involved firearms, 1970-93; and hospitalization due to firearm injuries, 1981/82 to 1991/92. The appended 1991 Firearms Survey shows that there were 3.1 million rifles and 2.3 million shotguns. Based on data from the Firearms Registration and Administration Section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, there were 1 million handguns. A total of 2.2 million private households owned one or more firearms, accounting for almost one- quarter of all private households in Canada. Two-thirds of firearm-owning households cited hunting as the main reason for owning firearms.
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Firearm-crime relationships; Firearms; Firearms deaths; Foreign crime statistics; Gun Control
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