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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2006 - Statistical Tables

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Table 5. Number of applications, denials, and reasons for denials among all agencies conducting background checks during the permanent Brady period, 1999-2006
    2006     2005     2004     2003     2002     2001     2000     1999  
Percent
change,
1999-2006
Applications
8,612,000
 
8,278,000
 
8,084,000
 
7,831,000
 
7,806,000
 
7,958,000
 
7,699,000
 
8,621,000
 
-0.1
%
Denials
135,000
 
132,000
 
126,000
 
126,000
 
136,000
 
151,000
 
153,000
 
204,000
 
-33.8
 
  Felony denials
52,000
 
57,000
 
53,000
 
53,000
 
65,000
 
87,000
 
88,000
 
147,000
 
-64.6
 
  All other
83,000
 
75,000
 
73,000
 
73,000
 
71,000
 
64,000
 
65,000
 
57,000
 
45.6
 
Percent felony
39
%
43
%
42
%
42
%
48
%
58
%
58
%
72
%
Felony denials per
1,000 applications
6.0
 
6.9
 
6.6
 
6.8
 
8.3
 
10.9
 
11.4
 
17.0
 
-64.5
 
Note: Counts are rounded. See notes on table 1.

See also Methodology.
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