Firearm Statistical Review

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Statistical update of weapons purchases and denials in Utah.

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Firearm Statistical Review

  1. 1. UTAH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY BUREAU OF CRIMINAL IDENTIFICATION FIREARM STATISTICAL REVIEW SECOND QUARTER 2009 1
  2. 2. Brady Monthly Totals (12 Months) Month Total Denials Denial Reasons Denial % WARRANT RECORD *D V *P O *OTHER Jun ‘09 5186 178 47 40 45 27 19 3.4% May ‘09 5618 145 34 29 46 12 24 2.6% Apr ‘09 7370 188 59 40 44 20 25 2.6% Mar ‘09 8493 229 51 66 57 23 32 2.7% Feb ‘09 8894 299 82 59 88 26 44 3.4% Jan ‘09 9318 253 70 56 73 19 35 2.7% Dec ‘08 14,878 333 96 54 99 31 53 2.2% Nov ‘08 13,298 263 71 43 78 23 48 2.0% Oct ‘08 7063 244 79 49 60 15 41 3.5% Sep ‘08 6330 208 52 35 56 23 42 3.3% Aug ‘08 5345 163 55 27 46 21 14 3.0% Jul ‘08 4738 153 36 31 39 16 31 3.2% TOTALS 96531 2656 732 529 731 256 408 2.75% * Note D V = Domestic Violence P O = Protective Order * OTHER = Drug addiction, Mental Incompetent, Illegal Alien, Renounced Citizenship, Dishonorable Discharge, National Instant Check Denial (NICS) WEAPONS PURCHASED 100,000 90,000 80,000 85,884 86330 89555 70,000 72,564 73,745 60,000 64,917 65,696 64,844 65,222 64,325 50,000 40,000 44879 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 . 2
  3. 3. FIREARM TRANSFERS BY COUNTY SECOND QUARTER 2009 There were 18,174 regular firearm requests to purchase weapons during the 2nd quarter of 2009. 511 requests were denied. The following tables reflect transfer requests by county, and the % of purchases. COUNTY REQUESTS PERCENT COUNTY REQUESTS PERCENT BEAVER 210 1.2% PIUTE 0 0.0% BOX ELDER 99 0.5% RICH 0 0.0% CACHE 611 3.4% SALT LAKE 4581 25.2% CARBON 188 1.0% SAN JUAN 51 0.3% DAGGETT 0 0.0% SANPETE 140 0.8% DAVIS 863 4.7% SEVIER 269 1.5% DUCHESNE 200 1.1% SUMMIT 53 0.3% EMERY 72 0.4% TOOELE 313 1.7% GARFIELD 20 0.1% UINTAH 790 4.3% GRAND 79 0.4% UTAH 4483 25.0% IRON 609 3.3% WASATCH 90 0.5% JUAB 2 0.01% WASHINGTON 1050 5.8% KANE 62 0.3% WAYNE 0 0.0% MILLARD 236 1.3% WEBER 2803 15.4% MORGAN 27 0.15% TOTAL 18,174 * All percentages rounded DENIALS Month Total Denials Denial Reasons Denial % WARRANT RECORD *D V *P O *OTHER Jun ‘09 5186 178 47 40 45 27 19 3.4% May ‘09 5618 145 34 29 46 12 24 2.6% Apr ‘09 7370 188 59 40 44 20 25 2.6% *D.V.= Domestic Violence Conviction *P.O. = Protective Order * OTHER = Drug addiction, Mental Incompetent, Illegal Alien, Renounce Citizenship, Dishonorable Discharge, National Instant Check Denial (NICS) 1,228 Regular Firearm Requests were pawn redemptions, of which 111 (9.0%) were denied. 16,946 Regular Firearm Requests were sales of new or used weapons, of which 400 (2.4%) were denied. There were 14,108 requests for Concealed Firearm Permit Verifications for the 2nd Qtr. of 2009 during the purchase of firearms. 3
  4. 4. CONCEALED WEAPONS 2nd QUARTER 2009 OVERVIEW 176,835 Total Valid Permits as of June 30,2009 20,869 Permits Issued 2nd Quarter 4,127 Permits Renewed 2nd Quarter 99 Permits Revoked 2nd Quarter 162 Permits Suspended 2nd Quarter 264 Applications Denied 2nd Quarter 264 new concealed carry applications were denied during the 2nd quarter of 2009. The applicant has the right to appeal to the Concealed Permit Review Board, which will review the reason for denial. Approximately 10 revocation, denial, and suspension appeals are reviewed by the Concealed Permit Board each quarter, the Board overturns approximately 1% after review. A permit application may be denied for any of the following reasons: 1. Felony conviction 2. Convicted of an offense involving the use of alcohol 3. Convicted of a crime of violence 4. Convicted of any offenses involving controlled substance 5. Convicted of an offense of moral turpitude (fraud, theft, tax evasion, issuing bad checks, robbery, bribery, perjury, extortion, arson, criminal mischief, falsifying government records, forgery, receiving stolen property, burglary, vandalism, kidnapping) 6. Convicted of an offense involving domestic violence 7. Has been adjudicated as mentally incompetent 8. Is not qualified to purchase and possess a dangerous weapon or handgun pursuant to federal law 9. Cause to believe applicant may be a danger to self or others by evidence including but not restricted to: A. Past pattern of behavior involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful violence B. Past participation in incidents involving unlawful violence or threats of unlawful violence C. Conviction of any offense in involving weapons violations When assessing good character the bureau may consider mitigating circumstances. Mitigating circumstances may include length of time since an offense, number of offenses, and type of offenses. 4
  5. 5. DENIALS 2nd QUARTER 2009 264 Concealed Carry Permit applications were denied during the 2nd quarter of 2009. Listed below are the reasons for denial. REASON APR ‘09 MAY ‘09 JUN ‘09 ALCOHOL VIOLATION 29 30 48 PROTECTIVE ORDER 6 3 5 WANTED PERSON 7 6 13 FIREARM OFFENSE 2 2 0 THREAT TO 1 3 2 SELF/OTHERS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 7 7 12 MORAL TURPITUDE 7 10 7 CONTROLLED 7 4 3 SUBSTANCE FELONY 8 10 17 OTHER 3 2 3 TOTAL 77 77 110 Felonies included: Possession of Firearm Interstate Prostitution Passing Bad Checks Receive Stolen Property Non-Support Interstate Transit Stolen Securities Amphetamine Sale Embezzlement Sex Abuse of a Child Construction/Possession of Infernal Machine Attempted Burglary Aggravated Assault Produce Control Substance *Some permit holders had multiple charges, however only the most serious charge is represented. DENIALS 500 453 455 454 400 300 200 162 133 102 114 102 104 88 87 92 100 77 53 0 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 5
  6. 6. REVOCATIONS 2nd QUARTER 2009 99 Concealed Carry Permits were revoked during the 2nd quarter of 2009. Listed below are the reasons for revocation. REASON APR ‘09 MAY ‘09 JUN ‘09 ALCOHOL VIOLATION 9 3 5 PROTECTIVE ORDER 4 19 13 WANTED PERSON 0 0 0 FIREARM OFFENSE 0 1 2 THREAT TO 0 0 2 SELF/OTHERS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 4 5 3 MORAL TURPITUDE 10 3 8 CONTROLLED 0 2 1 SUBSTANCE FELONY 1 0 3 OTHER 1 0 0 TOTAL 29 33 37 Felonies included: Unlawful Use of a Weapon Damage to Jail Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile Weapons Violations *Some permit holders had multiple charges, however only the most serious charge is represented. REVOCATIONS 290 298 300 256 247 257 250 200 184 179 144 150 103 100 75 58 50 42 13 18 1 0 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 *In February of 2000, BCI implemented a new program to ensure the integrity of the Utah Concealed Carry Permit by checking arrest records on a daily basis, this accounts for the dramatic 241.3% increase seen in 2000. 6
  7. 7. SUSPENSIONS 2nd QUARTER 2009 162 Concealed Carry Permits were suspended during the 2nd quarter of 2009. Listed below are the reasons for suspension. REASON APR ‘09 MAY ‘09 JUN ‘09 ALCOHOL VIOLATION 0 0 0 PROTECTIVE ORDER 0 0 0 WANTED PERSON 8 60 17 FIREARM OFFENSE 0 1 1 THREAT TO 1 5 8 SELF/OTHERS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 4 14 9 MORAL TURPITUDE 0 3 0 CONTROLLED 0 1 0 SUBSTANCE FELONY 6 14 6 OTHER 3 1 0 TOTAL 22 99 41 Felonies included: Forgery Communications Fraud Misusing Public Money Sex Exploitation of a Minor Possession of Stolen Vehicle Evidence Tampering Forcible Sodomy Possession of Controlled Substance Fraud Aggravated Sex Abuse of a Child Wire Fraud Burglary Sex Assault Communications Frau *Some permit holders had multiple charges, however only the most serious charge is represented. SUSPENSIONS 500 485 400 278 252 300 200 100 46 58 64 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 7

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