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UK. 2017 ‘Number of people holding a certificate by type: Police Scotland.’ Management Information - Firearm Certificates Report: Quarter 2 (2017/18) (Table 1), p. 4. Glasgow: Police Scotland. 20 November
Number of people holding a certificate by type: Police Scotland
Certificate Category: No.
Firearms Only: 3,517
Shotguns Only: 24,457
Air weapon Only: 12,837
Air weapon Co-Terminus: 6,564
(All statistics are provisional and should be treated as management information. All data have been extracted from Police Scotland internal systems and are correct as at 20/11/2017 15:00 hrs.)
This above table reflects the number of people who are issued with certificates to possess firearms or shotguns in Scotland.
Firearm Certificate only means that a person is only allowed to possess firearms.
Shotgun Certificate only means that a person is only allowed to possess shotguns.
Co terminus means that a person has both a firearm and a shotgun certificate, which both expire on the same date. There is less administration involved in the processing of these certificates and the cost to the applicant is reduced.
Both, but not coterminous means that a person has both a firearm and a shotgun certificate but they expire on different dates.