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Eder, Simon. 2010 ‘Firearm Certificates: Applications, certificates on issue and firearms covered by certificates: England and Wales 1979 to 2008/09.’ Home Office Statistical Bulletin; Table 1. London: UK Home Office. 25 March

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Table 1 Firearm Certificates: Applications, certificates on issue and firearms covered by certificates: England and Wales 1979 to 2008/09

Firearm certificates on issue (Number of firearms covered by certificates)

1979: 169,600
1980: 168,000
1981: 164,900
1982: 162,700
1983: 159,800
1984: 160,300
1985: 160,400
1986: 160,300
1987: 159,000
1988: 155,400
1989: 149,400
1990: 142,500
1991: 138,600
1992: 136,800
1993: 138,400
1994: 140,200
1995: 141,700 (413,600)
1996: 141,900 (418,300)
1997: 133,600 (305,000)
1998: 131,900 (295,000)
1999: 132,300 (296,400)
2000: 125,400 (296,800)
2001: 119,600 (301,000)
2002: 117,700 (311,000)
2002/03: 118,600 (316,700)
2003/04: 122,100 (342,200)
2004/05: 126,400 (358,300)
2005/06: 127,900 (368,600)
2006/07*: -- (--)
2007/08*: 128,528 (--)
2008/09: 138,728 (435,383)

*Figures are not available due to the transition from in-force data collection systems to the National Firearms Licensing Management System (NFLMS) in 2006.

ID: Q2079

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