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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 231679     Find in a Library
Title: Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2009 - Statistical Tables
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Michael Bowling, Ph.D. ; Ronald J. Frandsen ; Gene A. Lauver ; Allina D. Boutilier ; Devon B. Adams
Corporate Author: Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS)
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2010
Page Count: 21
  Annotation: This article is part of the "Background Checks for Firearm Transfers" series.
Abstract: This web page describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2009. The statistical tables provide the number of firearm transaction applications checked by the State points of contact and local agencies, the number of applications denied and the reasons for denial, and estimates of applications and denials conducted by each type of approval system. Data are also provided on appeals of denied applications and arrests for falsified applications. The BJS sponsored Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) program collects information on firearm background checks conducted by state and local agencies and combines this information with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) transaction data. 9 tables and 3 appended tables (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Firearms
Index Term(s): Background investigations ; Arrest statistics ; Gun Control ; Statistics ; Handguns ; Citizen gun ownership
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-BJ-CX-K006
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: BJS Statistical Tables
   
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