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UK. 2017 ‘Headline Figures - Shotgun Certificates.’ Firearm and Shotgun Certificates in England and Wales: Financial Year Ending March 2017. London: Home Office. 6 July

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2. HEADLINE FIGURES
Data extracted from the NFLMS on firearm and shotgun certificates issued by police forces in England and Wales show that:

Shotgun certificates

- there were 561,413 shotgun certificates as at 31 March 2017; a decrease of 1% (-5,602) compared with the previous year
- there were 1,349,099 shotguns (covered by shotgun certificates) as at 31 March 2017; an increase of 1% (17,536) compared with the previous year
- there were 23,718 new applications for shotgun certificates in the year to 31 March 2017, 98% (23,128) were granted and 2% (590) were refused
- a total of 1,216 shotgun certificates were revoked in the year to 31 March 2017; a decrease of 10% (-133) compared with the previous year

ID: Q13300

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