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


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

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