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Agency report
Gun points 1997: firearm forfeitures in Minnesota

Extent: 12p., 490K, PDF
Description: Minnesota law enforcement agencies forfeit hundreds of guns each year. This report , the latest in an annual series , identifies state and regional firearm characteristics, reasons for forfeiture and final weapon dispositions
Date: August 1, 1998
Subject(s): Crime and criminals; Crime prevention; Crime victims; Criminal statistics
Creator(s): Minnesota Planning (Agency). Criminal Justice Statistics Center
Publisher: Minnesota Planning (Agency).
Contact: Gail Carlson,

In 1997, law enforcement agencies from 18 Minnesota counties received 1,272 forfeited guns. Most of these firearms were involved in criminal activities, others were abandoned or found, or forfeited for illegal possession. Similar to 1996 findings, a majority of forfeitures occurred in the metropolitan area and involved handguns. Eight out of 10 forfeited guns were destroyed. Additional details presented in this annual report mandated by the Legislature relay background information on the mandate, outline steps in the forfeiture process and describe makes, calibers and actions of forfeited firearms.

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