Iowa Counties With The Largest Handgun Permit Increases 2010 to 2011

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The 29 Iowa counties listed below had the largest increases in handgun permits issued from 2010 to 2011, after a new Iowa law was enacted stating that county sheriffs shall issue permits, except in a narrowly defined set of cases. (For more about that, and a look at law enforcement concern over the state GOP’s expansive new pro-gun laws enacted earlier this year, read the full story here.)

The counties went from issuing 7,289 permits to carry in 2010 to 35,511 permits to carry in 2011, Iowa Department of Public Safety figures show. That is a 387 percent increase.

  • Keokuk, 0 to 760
  • Lee, 34 to 1,264 — 3,618 percent increase
  • Howard, 25 to 367 — 1,368 percent increase
  • Jefferson, 38 to 506 — 1,232 percent increase
  • Winneshiek, 43 to 559 — 1,200 percent increase
  • Dubuque, 126 to 1,610 — 1,178 percent increase
  • Wapello, 135 to 1,473 — 991 percent increase
  • Greene, 153 to 1,056 — 590 percent increase
  • Emmet, 42 to 270 — 543 percent increase
  • Scott, 684 to 4,182 — 511 percent increase
  • Washington, 175 to 958 — 447 percent increase
  • Delaware, 110 to 558 — 407 percent increase
  • Story, 390 to 1,956 — 402 percent increase
  • Mahaska, 217 to 1,069 — 393 percent increase
  • Jasper, 301 to 1,422 — 372 percent increase
  • Carroll, 225 to 1,025 — 356 percent increase
  • Johnson, 547 to 2,270 — 315 percent increase
  • Clayton, 147 to 581 — 295 percent increase
  • Des Moines, 363 to 1,393 — 284 percent increase
  • Chickasaw, 107 to 408 — 281 percent increase
  • Jackson, 210 to 797 — 280 percent increase
  • Linn, 1,433 to 5,298 — 270 percent increase
  • Fayette, 169 to 600 — 255 percent increase
  • Tama, 256 to 876 — 342 percent increase
  • Cherokee, 227 to 762 — 236 percent increase
  • Crawford, 210 to 675 — 221 percent increase
  • Davis, 194 to 605 — 212 percent increase
  • Henry, 287 to 887 — 209 percent increase
  • Clinton, 441 to 1,324 — 200 percent increase

To see gun permit data from your county, click on the map below for statistics on the number of permits issued each year from 2001 to 2016:


This story was produced by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org, a nonprofit, online news website that collaborates with Iowa news organizations to produce explanatory and investigative reporting.

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