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Victoria. 2016 ‘Improving Community Safety.’ Annual Report 2015-2016, p. 59. Melbourne: Victoria Police. 1 October
Regulating the Firearm, Private Security and Weapon Industries
In 2015-16, there were 141,710 applications and renewals processed for firearm permits and licences, private security licences and registrations and Chief Commissioner weapon approvals. This figure represents a 3.6 per cent increase on the same applications processed in 2014-15. Of the applications processed in 2015-16, 95 per cent were approved.
As at 30 June 2016, there were:
- 219,005 current Victorian firearm licences.
- 792,845 registered firearms attached to 211,610 current firearm licences.
- 34,876 private security licences and registrations.
- 871 Chief Commissioner weapon approvals.