Firearms Licensing League Table 2018

The table below shows the average number of days a police force takes to process different application types. The figures are colour coded to indicate relative performance (green top 10, red bottom 10, yellow average).

Force name

FAC
Grant

SGC
Grant

Coterminous
Grant

FAC
Renewal

SGC
Renewal

Coterminous
Renewal

Variation

Avon & Somerset

96

102

92

49

45

53

27

Bedfordshire

53

53

48

41

38

41

22

Cambridgeshire

51

51

43

28

25

31

20

Cheshire

54

60

50

36

40

37

7

City of London

0

96

0

0

1

0

0

Cleveland

43

30

37

13

7

1

1

Cumbria

61

41

57

50

34

48

14

Derbyshire

47

46

41

34

34

34

15

Devon & Cornwall

56

55

52

39

37

37

4

Dorset

146

159

133

97

89

98

24

Durham

46

55

45

44

41

43

3

Dyfed Powys

56

60

53

48

29

45

19

Essex

65

63

62

10

9

13

10

Gloucestershire

97

61

79

33

26

37

16

Greater Manchester
Police

95

95

90

83

74

78

5

Gwent

61

53

68

58

53

57

21

Hampshire

63

54

49

25

18

30

16

Hertfordshire

67

42

39

37

36

35

18

Humberside

78

79

89

45

41

49

18

Kent

54

50

48

59

55

58

14

Lancashire

38

42

33

24

26

25

2

Leicestershire

41

38

46

31

6

28

6

Lincolnshire

49

48

40

49

52

45

7

Merseyside

69

69

75

43

39

40

7

Metropolitan Police

62

58

54

44

41

43

10

Norfolk

37

36

32

33

28

31

15

North Wales

69

64

72

47

44

51

28

North Yorkshire

81

85

77

35

25

35

2

Northamptonshire

62

64

65

16

12

21

21

Northumbria

43

43

37

43

42

41

3

Nottinghamshire

57

46

55

48

27

44

19

South Wales

155

143

133

151

62

141

29

South Yorkshire

78

76

77

74

73

72

2

Staffordshire

61

59

65

82

64

73

14

Suffolk

49

51

43

45

20

44

9

Surrey

75

60

63

54

46

49

3

Sussex

42

39

37

36

33

33

4

Thames Valley Police

91

67

90

76

43

73

16

Warwickshire

271

24

25

34

40

30

11

West Mercia

36

36

35

38

41

36

13

West Midlands Police

82

72

83

102

75

95

20

West Yorkshire

57

45

51

64

56

60

11

Wiltshire

59

62

52

46

45

44

4

 

Figures supplied by Simon Dicketts, Central Administrator, National Firearms Licensing Management System (NFLMS), Home Office.

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