Dear West Midlands Police,

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

Yours faithfully, John Evans

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Dear Mr Evans

 

 

 

FOI Request Reference: 014043/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 20/08/2018, please
accept my apologies for the delay in providing this response.

 

REQUEST

 

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?

 

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find enclosed our response.

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

 

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 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

 

 

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