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Northern Ireland's Firearms Licence Holders: the Full List
22 August 2012
The Detail has been given rare access to information stored on the Police Service of Northern Ireland's (PSNI) Firearms database in response to a Freedom of Information request.
We have analysed detailed information provided on each of the 59,585 people living in Northern Ireland who currently hold firearms licences. In each case, we were given each gun owner's age, gender, the police district they live in, the number of weapons they own and the conditions of use on their licence.
We found that almost 60,000 members of the public own over 146,000 firearms with the remaining 7,018 legally-held guns belonging to serving police and prison officers.
The data provided relates to the content of the PSNI's firearms database as of March 1st, 2012. Individual owner details were not provided for the serving police and prison officers.