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Firearms Official Information Act proactive public releases (June 2018)

Firearms Official Information Act proactive public releases (June 2018)

Date Published: 
June 2018

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.

Reference

Date of request

Information requested

18-1491

8 Feb 2018
  1. How many incidents in the 2017 year were firearms presented at police officers?
  2. Did any of the incidents involved licensed firearm owners? If so, how many?
  3. How many were imitation firearms?
  4. How many times were police actively fired upon?
  5. How many police officers were injured in these incidents?
  6. How many members of the public were injured in these incidents?
  7. How many prosecutions resulted from these incidents?

09-633-821

6 Dec 2017
  1. Numbers of firearms licence holder of different classifications over the past 20 years.
  2. (Estimated) numbers of firearms of different classifications over the past 20 years, or if 20 years is not feasible, then as far back as reasonably possible.
  3. Type of sources used to estimate/calculate the number of firearms.

15-3028-17

6 Mar 2018

How many AR-15 pattern/style firearms are currently registered as MSSAs in New Zealand? This includes all manufacturers not limited to:

  • Aero Precision
  • Anderson Manufacturing
  • Bushmaster
  • Colt
  • DPMS
  • and others

16-7782-118

19 Feb 2018
  1. How many people own firearms by Police region?
  2. How many suicides with firearms were there by Police region in the last year of record?
  3. How many people were killed with a firearms at the hands of a partner in the last year of record - by Police region?
  4. How many people were charged with threatening their partner with a firearm in the last year of record - by Police region?
  5. How many gun thefts were reported in the last year of record - by Police region?

16-7782-122

8 Mar 2018

How many people own firearms by Police region?

16-7782-124

13 Mar 2018
  1. How many individuals have been given gun licences in New Zealand and were then later discovered to have Australian criminal records?
  2. Did any of them commit firearm offenses after getting a firearm licence?

16-7782-126

14 Mar 2018
  1. How many of the 29 gang members with the gun licences noted in the law and order select committee report still have these?
  2. Also advise what date those who had them revoked lost them. By number so as to protect privacy.
  3. Have all their licences been physically recovered? If not, how many are unaccounted for.
  4. Lastly, are Police aware of any crime committed with the firearms they may have legally acquired?

94-117-442

18 Feb 2018
  1. Number of people who have applied for a firearms licence each year for the past five years. Figures broken down into successful and those denied licences.
  2. How many people in New Zealand currently hold a valid firearms licence?

97-309-411

18 Feb 2018

  1. Total number of firearms licences applied for, each year, from 2008 through to 2018. As well as the total number registered, each year, from 2008 through to 2018.
  2. Where (ie town/city) all current NZ firearms licences are registered.
  3. Ages and/or age brackets of all current NZ firearms licensees

IR-01-18-32

3 Apr 2018

  1. In 2017, how many firearms were reported stolen from licenced firearm holders? How many from licenced dealers? Please provide for each police district and what type of firearm.
  2. In 2017, how many firearms were reported stolen from unlicensed firearms holders and dealers? Please provide for each police district and what type of firearm.
  3. In 2017, how many firearms were seized by police? Please provide for each police district and what type of firearm.
  4. In 2017, how many firearms reported stolen were later recovered by police and returned to their owners? Please provide for each police district and what type of firearm.

IR-01-18-42

5 Apr 2018

Military pattern/MSSA firearms/parts

IR-01-18-559

18 Apr 2018

In light of your comment to RNZ breakfast programme today regarding a 35% increase in stolen firearms in the past five years, can you please provide the following information:

  1. How many firearms have been stolen each year for the past 10 years?
  2. How many house burglaries have been reported each year for the past 10 years?

I am interested to know if the upward trend in the firearm thefts is also reflected in general household burglary.

IR-01-18-607

20 Apr 2018

For the Police Armoury at National Headquarters

  1. How many hours a week are allotted to the task of armoury firearms approvals/assessment?
  2. How many firearms are waiting to be approved right now?
  3. What is the average assessment time of a sporting firearm?
  4. Please supply us with a copy of what is assessed and the form instruction sheet that is used to assess it.
  5. What is their expected turn around from time of arrival to time of assessment completion?
  6. How much of the information on the form can be found on the manufacturer’s website or spec sheet on something like a Glock 17 (maybe list what can’t be found).
  7. How many firearms are assessed each month approximately?

For the Arms Act Service Delivery Group

  1. Once assessed by the Armoury how long does it take for the firearms advisory board to approve or reject?
  2. If the above takes longer than 14 days should the submitter be updated with any delays and expected completion time?

IR-01-18-678

23 Apr 2018

18 Questions across a range of firearms related matters