Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART I: NATIONAL DATA

Table 6A. Firearms Permits and Minor's Permits, 1979-1998
[terminated series] Number Issued
YEAR Permits to Transport Permits to Carry Minor's Permits [1]
1979 28,121 19,119 3,998
1980 29,117 21,223 3,918
1981 38,989 22,226 3,075
1982 40,900 31,114 2,891
1983 44,204 32,586 2,897
1984 47,704 36,327 3,238
1985 49,735 38,254 2,979
1986 46,627 40,592 3,639
1987 45,573 42,885 3,263
1988 47,645 43,904 3,503
1989 52,866 45,419 3,074
1990 43,869 47,069 2,359
1991 43,357 49,537 3,795
1992 49,640 50,103 4,165
1993 48,082 53,390 4,216
1994 44,798 51,896 3,976
1995 37,778 46,045 4,813
1996 31,562 38,040 3,616
1997 30,044 37,473 3,288
1998 23,987 34,370 3,497

SOURCE: RCMP: Annual Firearms Report to the Solicitor General of Canada


[1] Minor's permits are for possession of non-restricted weapons by persons below the age of 18. As a result of the 1995 Firearms Act, these are being replaced by Minor's Licences (see Table 4). Therefore, this table will no longer be updated.

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