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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Firearm Certificates Statistics, Scotland, 2009

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Table 2. Firearm certificates: Applications for new and renewals (granted and refused); variations, cancellations, revocations and certificates on issue at 31 December 2009, by police force area

Number & Rate

Police force area

Applications

Cancellations (2)

Revocations (2)

Firearm certificates on issue at 31 December

Firearm certificates on issue at 31 December, per 100,000 pop (3)

New firearm certificate

Renewal of firearm certificate

Variation of firearm certificate

Granted

Refused

Granted

Refused

Fee (1) Charged

No Fee Charged

Central

28

-

45

-

45

33

25

1

922

316

Dumfries & Galloway

88

1

114

-

99

80

44

4

2,133

1,436

Fife

61

-

64

-

50

39

37

1

1,132

311

Grampian

207

1

272

-

196

141

132

2

4,528

831

Lothian & Borders

149

6

197

-

127

161

103

12

3,691

393

Northern

281

2

780

1

320

490

806

15

6,701

2,320

Strathclyde

174

1

395

-

181

200

91

2

3,799

171

Tayside

124

1

233

-

155

287

74

6

3,166

792

Scotland

1,112

12

2,100

1

1,173

1,431

1,312

43

26,072

502

(1) A fee is charged where a variation increases the number of firearms authorised by the certificate.

(2) Cancellation of a certificate is undertaken by the holder; revocations are at the authority of the Chief Constable and occur in instances where it is believed the holder should no longer be allowed to possess a firearm.

(3) Population as at mid-June 2009. Source: General Register Office for Scotland.