Concealed Carry state Statistics




United States Government Accountability Office States’ Laws and Requirements for Concealed Carry Permits Vary across the Nation 2012

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ALASKA


7,568

Alaska Department of Public Safety

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ALABAMA

480,024
(Approximate)
Source:  Alabama Sheriffs Association

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Arizona

251,032  active permits as of 1/10/2016
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Arkansas

139,771 (05/10/2013)

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California

35,000
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Colorado

139,560 (2012)
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ConneCticut

203,989

Source:  Special Licensing & Firearms Unit ( Sgt. William B. Krauss )

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Delaware

5,000  Source

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Florida

1,477,675 active permits as of December  31, 2016

Source:  Florida Division of Licensing 

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Georgia

600,000 (approx.)   Source

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Hawaii

From the 2010 annual report on firearm activity in Hawaii:

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"  Hawaii’s county police departments also process license applications for the open and/or concealed

carry of firearms in public. Statewide in 2010, 183 employees of private security firms were issued

carry licenses, and seven (3.7%) were rejected. Three private citizens applied for a concealed carry

license in the City & County of Honolulu and were rejected for not meeting the criteria established by the chief of police
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Idaho

77,000   Source
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Illinois

119,337   Source

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Indiana

  557,789  (2014)

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Iowa

243,000   Source

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Kansas

75,099  

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Kentucky

576,217 - thru 2014   Source
 
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Louisiana

136,505

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Maine

Current number at this link

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Maryland

14,642 

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a two (2) tier system.  One for carrying [LTC], and one for possession [Class B].
There are about 280,000 records of both tiers.  However, it is estimated that only 80% of the 280,000
records are for carrying concealed weapons.  This would give an approximate number of CCW's at:

355,272    Source

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Michigan

634,983   Source  

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Minnesota

210,647
11/30/2015   Source

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Mississippi

63,900 ( July 2013 )    Source:  

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Missouri

160,184  (12-31-2012)    
Source:  MS Dept. Public Service / Via Chad Roberson

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Montana

38,000+  (11-21-130)

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Nebraska

30,505 
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Nevada

80,893    Source::

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New Hampshire

Non-resident permits issued in 2010: 6,830
Total:  10,133   
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As to obtaining resident permits, here is what their state law says:

159:6-a Confidentiality of Licenses. – Notwithstanding the provisions of RSA 91-A:4 or any other provision of law to the contrary, all papers and records, including applications, pertaining to the issuance of licenses pursuant to RSA 159:6 and all licenses issued pursuant to said section are subject to inspection only by law enforcement officials of the state or any political subdivision thereof or of the federal government while in the performance of official duties or upon written consent, for good cause shown, of the superior court in the county where said license was issued.

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New Jersey

32,000    Source

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New Mexico

37,560   Source

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New York

Current:  2,000,000+    Source

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New York City

2,145  ( 2010)

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North Carolina

570,640 Source

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North Dakota

31,000
 
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Ohio
461,000   source  

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Oklahoma

191,263

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Pennsylvania  
872,277

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Rhode Island

148 2009

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South Carolina

253,339    Source

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South Dakota

71,300

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Tennessee

504,384

County with the largest number of valid handgu permit is Shelby:  54,758 

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TEXAS


825,957 SOURCE

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UTAH
550,663
non-resident permits Included

Utah Department of Safety


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VERMONT

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VIRGINIA

63,274 

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Washington

456,270

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West Virginia

92,000

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Wisconsin

212,848

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Wyoming

27,848

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