This release covers certificates on issue as at 31 March 2018, as well as historical trend data and police force comparisons. The release also provides information on certificates granted and refused for new and renewal applications, certificates revoked, registered firearm dealers, visitors’ permits, European Firearms Passes (EFP) and Article 7 Authorities issued. It also includes experimental statistics on the number of people who hold a firearm certificate and/or shotgun certificate, broken down by age and gender, and breakdowns of firearm and shotgun types.
Further information can be found in the ‘User guide to firearm and shotgun certificate statistics’.
If you have any queries about this release, please email the Fire, Licensing and Public Order Analysis Unit at FLPOAU@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.