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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Firearm Certificates Statistics, Scotland, 2008

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Table 6 Firearms dealers : New applications for registration (of which granted and refused) and dealers registered at 31 December, 1999-2008

Scotland
Number

Year

New application for registration from dealers

Dealers registered at 31 December (1)

Granted

Refused

1999

13

-

283

2000

13

-

278

2001

25

-

273

2002

33

-

285

2003

16

1

284

2004

18

1

280

2005

24

-

275

2006

26

-

283

2007

44

6

301

2008

39

-

327

(1) In 2001, Lothian & Borders implemented a fully computer-generated firearms certificates statistical return.

This resulted in the number of firearm certificates, shotgun certificates (on issue) and registered firearms dealers at 31 December 2001 being recorded as very slightly lower than expected based on the equivalent figures recorded at 31 December 2000.