Statistics cover firearm and shotgun certificates issued by police forces in England and Wales under the Firearms Acts 1968 to 1997. Also provided are figures on the number of certificates granted and refused for new and renewal applications, certificates revoked, registered firearm dealers, visitors’ permits, European firearm passes and Article 7 Authorities issued.
Further information can be found in the ‘User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics’.
Following user feedback, the release also contains experimental statistics on the number of people who hold a firearm and or a shotgun certificate broken down by age and gender; and a breakdown of firearm and shotgun types.
If you have any queries about this release, please email the Chief Statistician’s Unit at CSU.Statistics@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.
The Home Office statistician responsible for the figures in this release is David Blunt, Chief Statistician and Head of Profession for Statistics.