Firearms Official Information Act proactive public releases (July 2022)

Firearms Official Information Act proactive public releases (July 2022)

Date Published: 
July 2022

In keeping with the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2016-2018, and as Administrator of the Arms Act 1983, Police is releasing its responses to some recent Official Information Act requests, where it is considered they contain data and information that has wider public interest.

For more information, go to Firearms and safety.


Date of request

Information requested

IR-01-22-19002 (PDF 362KB) 30 June 2022 Can I please get a breakdown of firearms and accessories seized since May 1st 2021?

In particular, I'm after the number of MSSAs, and other accessories such as high capacity magazines that were the target of the buy-back schemes in the wake of the Christchurch shootings.

IR-01-22-19185 (PDF 415KB)

2 June 2022

A list of incidents police were called to involving a discharge of a firearm in Auckland (including Counties Manukau, Waitemata and Auckland City districts) from January 1, 2022, to date, broken down in a table by date, street name and suburb.

IR-01-22-15799 (PDF 387KB)

25 May 2022

How many shootings there has been this past 2 years of 2021 and 2022 to date. And how many of these incidents have been cleared.