Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued a report indicating that more than 158,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2016, the largest number since licenses were first issued in 2004.

According to statistics reported to the Attorney General’s office, county sheriffs in Ohio issued 117,953 new licenses and 40,982 renewal licenses in 2016, or 158,982 total licenses, the largest in a single year since licenses were first issued in 2004. The previous record for new licenses issued and total licenses issued was in 2013, when 96,972 new licenses and 145,342 total licenses were issued. The record for renewal licenses was in 2014 when 52,146 licenses were renewed.

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 learn more about Ohio’s concealed carry laws or to view this year's report and other statistics, please visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/ConcealedCarry.

Clark CountyRegular LicensesTemporary Emergency Licenses
Number of Licenses Issued 853 0
Number of Licenses Renewed 329 N/A
Number of Licenses Suspended 16 0
Number of Licenses Revoked 1 0
Number of Licenses Denied 10 0
Number of Licenses Processes Suspended 0 N/A
Miami CountyRegular LicensesTemporary Emergency Licenses
Number of Licenses Issued 605 0
Number of Licenses Renewed 245 N/A
Number of Licenses Suspended 21 0
Number of Licenses Revoked 3 0
Number of Licenses Denied 4 0
Number of Licenses Processes Suspended 1 N/A