ATF 2014 Firearms Trace Data

in 2014, 246,084 firearms were recovered and traced. Of the categories of firearms recovered, pistols topped the list.  California was the state with most recoveries and traces.

ATF 2014 Firearms Trace Data

The top 10 states with the most recoveries and traces are:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Texas
  4. Illinois
  5. Georgia
  6. North Carolina
  7. Ohio
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Maryland
  10. New York

In 2014, the number of firearms recovered and traced = 246,087

Top Categories of Recovered Firearms

  • Pistol - 131,562
  • Revolver - 43,799
  • Rifle - 38,854
  • Shotgun - 29,970
  • Derringer - 2,197
  • Receiver/Frame - 1,301
  • Machinegun - 717
  • The national possessor age is 36 years old.
  • In 2014, pistols and revolvers accounted for the majority of traced firearms.
  • National time-to-crime average is 10.88 years.

All data is from ATF's 2014 Fir4arms Trace Data Report

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Last Reviewed September 22, 2016