Concealed-Weapon / Right to Carry Gun Statistics

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Concealed Weapon and Right to Carry StatisticsData
Number of active concealed-weapon permits8,130,000
Percent of concealed-weapon applications that are accepted84.7 %
Number of people who have applied for concealed-weapon permits since Illinois began accepting applications88,995
Minimum age requirement for getting concealed-weapon permit in Missouri19
Number of states with a "right-to-carry" concealed-weapon law42
Number of states with "shall issue" to anyone without a criminal record38
Number of states that require no permit4
Number of "may-issue" states where it is nearly impossible to obtain a CCW permit8
Type of CrimePercent Higher in Restrictive States
Robbery105 %
Murder86 %
Assault82 %
Violent Crime81 %
Auto Theft60 %
Rape25 %
 StateNumber of CCW Permits*Percent Decrease
*Percent decrease represents the drop in violent crime rate since concealed carry laws were enacted
1Florida1,293,96630.5 %
2Pennsylvania786,000 
3Georgia600,000 
4Texas584,85048 %
5Indiana493,205 
6Tennessee460,530 
7Utah411,604 
8Washington359,342 
9Alabama350,000 
10Ohio323,552 
11Michigan322,387+ 1.4 %
12Virginia279,00021.9 %
13Massachusetts251,000 
14Iowa243,000 
15North Carolina222,07226.4 %
16Arizona215,37428.7 %
17Kentucky216,463 
18Wisconsin180,241 
19Connecticut176,446 
20Minnesota163,758+ 8 %
21Missouri160,184 
22Oklahoma156,000 
23South Carolina148,624 
24Oregon147,000 
25Arkansas139,771 
26Colorado139,560 
27New York93,028 
28West Virginia92,000 
29Idaho77,000 
30Kansas74,362 
31South Dakota71,300 
32Illinois70,00020 %
33Mississippi63,900 
34Maryland47,000 
35Louisiana40,302 
36Montana38,000 
37California35,000 
38New Jersey32,000 
39Maine29,000 
40Nebraska23,924 
41Wyoming23,000 
42New Mexico22,000 
43North Dakota15,937 
44Nevada13,038 
45Alaska7,568 
46New Hampshire6,830 
47Delaware5,000 
48Rhode Island4,148 
49Hawaii183 
50VermontN/A 
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice Statistics, Gun Facts, State's Department of Safety
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 6, 2016

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