Hawaii law enforcement authorities recovered and traced 203 guns during 2013, according to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Among the top crimes associated with those traces are possession of a weapon, gambling and drugs. Only two of the traces were related to homicides.
More than 235,000 weapons were recovered and traced by law enforcement agencies nationally in 2013.
The types of guns recovered and traced by law enforcement agencies during 2013.
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Last week, Civil Beat shared an interactive graphic ProPublica put together using 2012 data.
Most of the guns traced to locations outside of Hawaii in come from California, followed by Oregon and Arizona.
That’s similar to 2012 when most guns traced out-of-state came from California and Washington.
Most guns recovered in Hawaii were found in Honolulu, followed by Lihue on Kauai.
A breakdown of the cities where guns were recovered and traced during 2013.
The ATF also measured the “time-to-crime” rates between when a gun was purchased and when it was investigated as part of a crime.
In Hawaii that rate was 12.08 years. Nationally it’s 11.08 years.
You can read the full breakdown of the ATF’s statistics on Hawaii here.
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