Statistics - national statistics

Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales, 2011 to 2012

There were 141,820 firearm certificates on issue on 31 March 2012, an increase of 0.3 per cent compared with 141,347 on issue at the end March 2011.

Documents

Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales 2011/12

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Data tables - Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales 2011/12

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Statistical news release for Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales 2011/12

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Pre-Release Access To: Firearm and Shotgun Certificates In England And Wales 2011/12

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Detail

  • There were 141,820 firearm certificates on issue on 31 March 2012, an increase of 0.3 per cent compared with 141,347 on issue at the end of March 2011.
    • The number of firearms covered by such certificates (477,888 firearms) increased in the last year and is the highest number since these figures were first collected in 1995.
    • There were 562,696 shotgun certificates on issue on 31 March 2012, a fall of 0.3 per cent from the 564,269 on issue at the end of March 2011. The longer-term trend since 2002 in shotgun certificates is relatively flat.
    • There were 11,502 new firearm certificates granted in 2011/12, an increase of two per cent from the 11,286 certificates granted during 2010/11. This follows an increase of 19 per cent between 2009/10 and 2010/11 and a six per cent fall between 2008/09 and 2009/10.