Minnesota issued record 31,657 permits to carry in 2012 - KMSP-TV

Minnesota issued record 31,657 permits to carry in 2012

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Minnesota sheriffs received 33,816 permit to carry applications in 2012 and issued 31,657 -- a record number and significant jump from recent years. As of March 1, the total number of valid permits in Minnesota is 125,339.

There were nine permits suspended, two revoked, six voided and 285 denied in 2012, according to statistics released Friday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

PERMITS ISSUED IN MINNESOTA

2012: 31,657
2011: 20,772
2010: 17,240
2009: 22,378
2008: 21,646

TOP COUNTIES FOR PERMITS ISSUED IN 2012

Hennepin: 4761
Anoka: 2554
Dakota: 2501
Washington: 1947
Ramsey: 1850

CRIME BY PERMIT HOLDERS

Minnesota law enforcement agencies reported to the BCA that in 2012, individuals with permits committed 296 crimes. Almost half were DWIs or other traffic offenses.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in 2013 became aware that not all police departments have submitted data on crimes and on justifiable use of firearms by permit holders as required by state law. As a result, the data in this report may not reflect the total criminal activity nor the total justifiable uses by permit holders.

The full report is available for viewing on the BCA Website at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/bca/bca-divisions/administrative/Documents/2012PermitToCarryReport.pdf

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