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Shotgun Licenses (2837_18)


–  What was the total number of new applications submitted for Section 2 Shotgun Licenses between 1st January 2017 and 31st December 2017, broken down by month?

– Out of those, how many were refused and why?

– Out of the new applications made, what were the top 10 fastest and top 10 slowest turnaround times (in days) in terms of when you received the application, to when the license was issued?


Please find attached our response.


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.