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Shotgun and Rifle certificates (14043_18)


Could you please let me have the individual numbers of shotgun and rifle certificates issued by your Authority for each year from 2010 to 2018?


Please find enclosed our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.


 Calendar Years Shotgun Firearm
2010 2073 445
2011 2063 470
2012 2129 524
2013 842 294
2014 877 362
2015 1723 383
2016 1938 516
2017 1924 460