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Queensland. 2016 ‘Firearm Registration Figures.’ PSBA Right to Information and Privacy Unit; Ref. RTI/17213. Brisbane: Queensland Police Service. 18 March

Relevant contents

1. The number and type of registered firearms in Queensland as at the latest available date.

Weapon Registration Count by Weapon Category as at 1 April 2016
Weapon Category: A - B - C - D - E - H - R - TOTAL*
Registrations: 404,678 - 269,495 - 9,477 - 3,368 - 35,229 - 67,778 - 2,338 - 792,363

2. The number and type of registered firearms in Queensland in each of the previous 10 years
(where on record)

Date: Cat. A - Cat. B - Cat. C - Cat. D - Cat. E - Cat. H - Cat. R - TOTAL*
01/04/2016: 404,678 - 269,495 - 9,477 - 3,368 - 35,229 - 67,778 - 2,338 - 792,363
02/07/2015: 383,588 - 257,808 - 8,946 - 3,087 - 37,198 - 63,114 - 2,154 - 755,895
01/07/2014: 361,371 - 239,389 - 8,669 - 2,840 - 17,610 - 57,876 - 1,762 - 689,517
12/07/2013: 346,645 - 229,161 - 8,106 - 2,598 - 4,733 - 52,589 - 1,617 - 645,449
09/07/2012: 331,712 - 216,673 - 7,754 - 2,367 - 4,771 - 49,499 - 1,652 - 614,428
04/07/2011: 324,989 - 210,381 - 7,572 - 1,849 - 4,732 - 47,805 - 1,695 - 599,023
02/07/2010: 303,164 - 196,945 - 6,357 - 1,364 - 1,841 - 44,043 - 1,157 - 554,871
01/07/2009: 299,854 - 191,319 - 6,363 - 1,353 - 1,820 - 42,123 - 1,130 - 543,962
17/07/2008: 299,560 - 187,707 - 6,520 - 1,307 - 3,724 - 40,513 - 1,224 - 540,555
20/07/2007: 302,055 - 184,925 - 6,688 - 1,334 - 330 - 40,857 - 1,158 - 537,347

[*The TOTAL column is calculated by GunPolicy.org, and only counts firearms. Category M weapons1 (non-firearms) have been removed from this table.]

Cat. A = Rimfire rifles, single or double barrel shotguns, paintball guns, air rifles and powerheads;
Cat. B = Centre-fire rifles (other than semi-automatic) and shotgun/rifle combinations;
Cat. C = Semi-automatic or pump action shotguns (>5 rounds) and semi-automatic rimfire rifles (>10 rounds);
Cat. D = Self loading centre fire rifle designed or adapted for military purposes or a firearm that substantially duplicates such a firearm in design, function, or appearance, self loading shotgun with a magazine capacity more than 5 rounds, pump action shotgun with a magazine capacity more than 5 rounds, self loading rim fire rifle with a magazine capacity more than 10 rounds
Cat. E = Machine-guns that are not handguns; tear-gas guns or projectors; shotguns or rifles with a length of less than 75cm measured parallel to the barrel; cannons; mortars; bazookas; rocket-propelled grenades; and large-calibre military firearms designed to fire an explosive or projectile.
Cat. H = Handguns;
Cat. R = Machine guns and fully automatic large calibre military weapons]

Notes:
1. This data is not official Queensland Police Service data as is it outside the bounds of what is published in official Service documents.
2. This data is preliminary and may be subject to change and should not be released to any other agency or person without appropriate authorisation from the Queensland Police Service.
3. This data should be regarded as estimates only, caution should be taken with interpretation…
5. The figures for the number of firearms includes those registered to the Queensland Police Service and other Queensland Government Departments.
6. The data does not include information about weapons held by the Australian Defence Forces.
7. Multiple licences may be issued to one person.
8. The data includes licence and weapons registered to individuals, businesses and organisations.
9. The figures relating to yearly registration of weapons may differ slightly in the tables provided as the data sets may have been collated at different times of the year specified.

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