Firearms Baseline Surveys

Firearms Baseline Surveys

Date Published: 
December 2022

In April and March 2022, Police conducted two Firearms Baseline Surveys to assess internal arms staff satisfaction and external public and firearms licence holders trust and confidence in firearms licensing controls. The survey results provide a baseline measure of public trust and confidence in our regulatory management of firearms licensing control in the community. These Surveys were undertaken to meet Recommendation 22(b) of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch masjidian on 15 March 2019.

Further Baseline Surveys are intended to be carried out by Police again, in September 2023 and September 2024.

Provided along with the briefing paper to the Minister of Police are copies of the summary report and full report for each survey conducted.

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Certain information in the document has been withheld under one or more of the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:

  • Information is withheld under section 9(2)(a) to protect the privacy of natural persons.