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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2007 - 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, 1999-2007
  2007   2006     2005     2004     2003     2002     2001     2000     1999   Percent
change,
1999-2007
Applications 8,658,000   8,612,000   8,278,000   8,084,000   7,831,000   7,806,000   7,958,000   7,699,000   8,621,000   0.4 %
Denials 136,000   135,000   132,000   126,000   126,000   136,000   151,000   153,000   204,000   -33.3  
  Felony denials 49,000   52,000   57,000   53,000   53,000   65,000   87,000   88,000   147,000   -66.7  
  All other reasons 87,000   83,000   75,000   73,000   73,000   71,000   64,000   65,000   57,000   52.6  
Percent felony 36.0 % 39.0 % 43.0 % 42.0 % 42.0 % 48.0 % 58.0 % 58.0 % 72.0 % -50.0
Felony denials per
1,000 applications
5.7   6.0   6.9   6.6   6.8   8.3   10.9   11.4   17.0   -66.5  
Note: Counts are rounded. See notes on table 1.

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