Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART I: NATIONAL DATA

Table 3. Restricted/Prohibited Firearms, 1978–2004
Number of Registrations and Rate (per 100,000 population)
Year Cumulative Total [1] Rate
1978 725,421 3,027
1979 751,775 3,106
1980 750,000 3,059
1981 756,549 3,048
1982 776,323 3,091
1983 795,069 3,134
1984 816,571 3,189
1985 840,645 3,253
1986 862,717 3,305
1987 893,505 3,378
1988 923,125 3,445
1989 947,072 3,471
1990 980,986 3,541
1991 1,011,801 3,610
1992 1,054,625 3,717
1993 1,221,179 4,255
1994 1,246,028 4,291
1995 1,251,770 4,264
1996 1,211,521 4,083
1997 1,201,640 4,007
1998 1,204,998 3,984
1999 1,148,823 3,767
2000 [2] 1,099,788 3,577
2001 1,025,051 3,304
2002 [3] 749,428 2,390
2003 572,325 1,809
2004 [4] 600,051 1,885

SOURCE: Canadian Firearms Centre: Report, Commissioner of Firearms


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