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Table 3 Handgun and purchase characteristics by criminal charge history

From: Criminal charge history, handgun purchasing, and demographic characteristics of legal handgun purchasers in California

  No criminal charge history
N = 66,386 people
(67,773 handguns)
Criminal charge history
N = 13,292 people
(13,611 handguns)
Index handguns N (%) N (%)
N purchased
 1 65,435 (98.57) 13,071 (98.34)
 2 745 (1.12) 172 (1.29)
 3+ 206 (0.31) 49 (0.37)
Retailer & transaction typea,b
 Non-pawn sale 42,830 (63.20) 8533 (62.69)
 Non-pawn private party 11,130 (16.42) 2103 (15.45)
 Non-pawn other 7147 (10.55) 863 (6.34)
 Pawn sale 2794 (4.12) 626 (4.60)
 Pawn private party 758 (1.12) 129 (0.95)
 Pawn redemption 2249 (3.32) 1209 (8.88)
 Pawn other 467 (0.69) 86 (0.63)
 Unknown 398 (0.59) 62 (0.46)
Calibera
 Small 7308 (10.78) 1529 (11.23)
 Medium 24,955 (36.82) 5210 (38.28)
 Large 35,400 (52.23) 6854 (50.36)
 Unknown 110 (0.16) 18 (0.13)
Categorya
 Semi-automatic pistol 51,578 (76.10) 10,341 (75.98)
 Revolver 15,679 (23.13) 3133 (23.02)
 Other 489 (0.72) 134 (0.98)
 Unknown 27 (0.04) 3 (0.02)
Previous handguns
N purchased
 0 35,447 (53.40) 6794 (51.11)
 1 9925 (14.95) 2100 (15.80)
 2 5696 (8.58) 1298 (9.77)
 3+ 15,318 (23.07) 3100 (23.32)
  1. aN (%) is for number of handguns, not number of people
  2. b“Other” includes curio/relic, loan, and non-roster peace officer transactions