Minnesota handgun permits nearly double to 60,471 - KMSP-TV

Minnesota handgun permits nearly doubled to 60,471 last year

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

Minnesota sheriff's departments issued nearly double the number of handgun permits in 2013 as they did in 2012, according to statistics released Friday by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

PERMITS ISSUED BY YEAR

2013: 60,471
2012: 31,657
2011: 20,772
2010: 17,240
2009: 22,378

TOP 5 PERMIT-TO-CARRY COUNTIES

Hennepin: 7,982
Anoka: 4,747
Dakota: 4,125
Ramsey: 3,483
Washington: 3,319

Sheriffs reported 28 permits suspended, 11 revoked, 18 voided and 540 denied in 2013.

CRIMES COMMITTED BY PERMIT HOLDERS

Handgun permit holders committed 1,023 crimes in 2013. More than half of those crimes were DWIs or other traffic offenses. Here's a breakdown of other crimes, by number of cases reported last year:

Arson: 3 (handgun involved in 3 cases)
Assault: 29 (handgun involved in at least 9 cases)
Domestic assault: 42 (none involving handgun)
Kidnapping/abduction: 1 (unknown if handgun used)
Robbery: 2 (handgun used in at least 1 case)
Sex crimes: 2 (unknown if handgun used)

Read the full report at http://bit.ly/1dJhd56

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