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Publication Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-2014 - Statistical Tables

Jennifer C. Karberg, Ronald J. Frandsen, Joseph M. Durso, Trent D. Buskirk, Ph.D., Regional Justice Information Service, Allina D. Lee, Bureau of Justice Statistics

June 30, 2016    NCJ 249849

Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2014, including partial data for 2013, and presents estimates of firearm applications received and denied annually since the effective date of the Brady Act through 2014. Tables provide data on the number of firearm transaction applications processed by the FBI and by state and local agencies, the number of applications denied, reasons for denial, and estimates of applications by jurisdiction and by each type of approval system. State-level 2014 estimates are included for states with local checking agencies. Data are from BJSs Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) program, which annually surveys state and local checking agencies to collect information on firearm background check activity and combines this information with FBIs National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) transaction data.

Part of the Background Checks for Firearm Transfers Series

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