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Concealed-Weapon / Right to Carry Gun Statistics

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Concealed Weapon and Right to Carry Statistics Data
Number of active concealed-weapon permits 8,130,000
Percent of concealed-weapon applications that are accepted 84.7 %
Number of people who have applied for concealed-weapon permits since Illinois began accepting applications 88,995
Minimum age requirement for getting concealed-weapon permit in Missouri 19
Number of states with a "right-to-carry" concealed-weapon law 42
Number of states with "shall issue" to anyone without a criminal record 38
Number of states that require no permit 4
Number of "may-issue" states where it is nearly impossible to obtain a CCW permit 8
Type of Crime Percent Higher in Restrictive States
Robbery 105 %
Murder 86 %
Assault 82 %
Violent Crime 81 %
Auto Theft 60 %
Rape 25 %
  State Number of CCW Permits *Percent Decrease
*Percent decrease represents the drop in violent crime rate since concealed carry laws were enacted
1 Florida 1,293,966 30.5 %
2 Pennsylvania 786,000  
3 Georgia 600,000  
4 Texas 584,850 48 %
5 Indiana 493,205  
6 Tennessee 460,530  
7 Utah 411,604  
8 Washington 359,342  
9 Alabama 350,000  
10 Ohio 323,552  
11 Michigan 322,387 + 1.4 %
12 Virginia 279,000 21.9 %
13 Massachusetts 251,000  
14 Iowa 243,000  
15 North Carolina 222,072 26.4 %
16 Arizona 215,374 28.7 %
17 Kentucky 216,463  
18 Wisconsin 180,241  
19 Connecticut 176,446  
20 Minnesota 163,758 + 8 %
21 Missouri 160,184  
22 Oklahoma 156,000  
23 South Carolina 148,624  
24 Oregon 147,000  
25 Arkansas 139,771  
26 Colorado 139,560  
27 New York 93,028  
28 West Virginia 92,000  
29 Idaho 77,000  
30 Kansas 74,362  
31 South Dakota 71,300  
32 Illinois 70,000 20 %
33 Mississippi 63,900  
34 Maryland 47,000  
35 Louisiana 40,302  
36 Montana 38,000  
37 California 35,000  
38 New Jersey 32,000  
39 Maine 29,000  
40 Nebraska 23,924  
41 Wyoming 23,000  
42 New Mexico 22,000  
43 North Dakota 15,937  
44 Nevada 13,038  
45 Alaska 7,568  
46 New Hampshire 6,830  
47 Delaware 5,000  
48 Rhode Island 4,148  
49 Hawaii 183  
50 Vermont N/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

Concealed-Weapon / Right to Carry Gun Statistics

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