3/2/2011(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has issued a report indicating that more than 60,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2010.
According to statistics reported to the Attorney General's office, county sheriffs in Ohio issued 47,337 new licenses and 13,544 renewal licenses in 2010. The number of new licenses was the second highest since licenses were first issued in 2004.
"Since 2004, nearly a quarter of a million Ohioans have received a concealed carry license. My office remains committed to working with county sheriffs in helping eligible Ohioans exercise their rights under the Concealed Carry Law," DeWine said.
The Attorney General's Office compiles an annual report as required by law about the number of licenses issued each year. Each sheriff must report concealed handgun license statistics quarterly to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission within the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
To read the 2010 report, which includes county-by-county concealed handgun statistics, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/2010CCWReport. To learn more about Ohio's concealed carry laws, go to www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/ConcealedCarry.