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NCJ Number: 166750 Find in a Library
Title: Firearm Certificate Statistics: England and Wales 1995
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
Room 201
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This bulletin presents information on firearm and shotgun certificates in England and Wales under the Firearms Acts 1968 to 1994.
Abstract: The four main tables provide data on firearms applications for grant and renewal, granted and refused (on issue December 31, 1995); applications for grant and renewal for shot gun certificates, granted and refused (on issue December 31, 1995); applications for registration and renewal for firearms dealers, granted and refused, and dealers registered as of December 31, 1995; and applications granted for visitors' permits for individuals and groups. More detailed tables are provided in the appendix. Data show that 141,700 firearm certificates were on issue at the end of 1995, an increase of 1 percent from the 140,200 on issue at the end of 1994. The certificates on issue covered 409,000 firearms. Approximately 1 percent of applications for new firearm and shotgun certificates made during 1995 were refused. The number of shotgun certificates on issue at the end of 1995 was 653,800, more than 2 percent fewer than the 670,000 on issue at the end of 1994. Certificates on issue covered 1,296,600 shotguns. The number of registered dealers in firearms was 2,470 at the end of 1995, 50 fewer than in 1994. Firearms permits granted to visitors during 1995 covered approximately 2,000 persons, with an additional 5,800 covered by visitors' shotgun permits. 13 tables
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Citizen gun ownership; Firearms acts; Foreign laws; Gun Control; Shotguns
Note: Home Office Statistical Bulletin, Issue 11/96, May 21, 1996. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program.
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