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

NCJ Number
249849
Date Published
June 2016
Author(s)
Jennifer C. Karberg, Regional Justice Information Service; Ronald J. Frandsen, Regional Justice Information Service; Joseph M. Durso, Regional Justice Information Service; Trent D. Buskirk, Ph.D., Regional Justice Information Service; Allina D. Lee, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
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.
Abstract

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.

Date Created: June 28, 2016