Table 1: Firearm Certificates - number of firearm certificates on issue and items held on firearm certificates in Scotland as at 31 December, 2005 to 2013 and as at 31 March 2014
|Number & Rate|
|Year||Firearm certificates on issue||Firearm certificates on issue per 100,000 population1||Items held on firearm certificates||Average number of items held on each firearm certificate|
1. Mid-year population estimates are from the National Records of Scotland:
2. A software problem in 2005 and 2006 affected the data submitted by the legacy Fife Constabulary. For further information please see Note 5.2.3.
3. Due to a change in recording practices relating to sound moderators, there was an increase of around 10,000 in the number of items held on firearm certificates in 2013. At the end of March 2014, the same change in recording practice resulted in a further increase of around 7,100 items held on firearm certificates. For further information please see Note 5.2.6.
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