The Massive Contributor to Gun Crimes You Didn’t Know About

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America’s Stolen Guns: A Silent Contributor to Gun Crimes in the U.S. (2024)

Ammo.com wants to share something important. It’s crucial to understand what’s driving gun crimes. Their study digs into how stolen guns play a role, giving a fresh look at an issue that often goes unnoticed.

Report Highlights

  • 1,074,022 firearms were reported stolen in the U.S. from 2017-2021
  • Only 1.3% of criminals used a firearm that was purchased from an FFL during the commission of a crime, based on a 2016 survey
  • 89% of inmates reported that they possessed a firearm during the commission of a crime that was not obtained at a retailer (FFL Dealer)
  • 56% of inmates arrested with a firearm at the time of their crimes stated they had stolen it
  • 11% of crime guns recovered in 2021 were purchased within 90 days, while 46% were purchased more than 36 months prior to the crime
  • Firearm thefts from vehicles have risen more than 25% over the past decade
  • Southern states report more stolen guns than other regions of the U.S.

America’s Stolen Guns - Report Highlights

Read all the details at Ammo.com, America’s Stolen Guns: A Silent Contributor to Gun Cimres in the US (2024)


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