snapshot: gun licenses per 1,000, 2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Jan. 24, 2013
CommunityGun licenses* per 1,000 residents, 2012RankAll licensesClass A licenses only
ABINGTON51.2257823718
ACTON35.5299787653
ACUSHNET89.0135918761
ADAMS107.4103906750
AGAWAMNANANANA
ALFORD8.134543
AMESBURY50.1259822690
AMHERST15.5339584500
ANDOVER33.03051,105933
AQUINNAH101.31123224
ARLINGTON22.8328988787
ASHBURNHAM113.691693549
ASHBY134.964419304
ASHFIELD167.634292225
ASHLAND39.8288667577
ATHOL105.91061,231964
ATTLEBORO42.32851,8451,619
AUBURN70.21891,140934
AVON55.6235244203
AYER55.6236417318
BARNSTABLE65.22032,9442,440
BARRE156.242846607
BECKET186.124329292
BEDFORD45.9271618506
BELCHERTOWN118.4821,7311,369
BELLINGHAM62.52141,028862
BELMONT22.3331558442
BERKLEY130.669838690
BERLIN133.566384318
BERNARDSTON157.440336262
BEVERLY39.52901,5701,361
BILLERICA61.02182,4782,131
BLACKSTONE81.9158742651
BLANDFORD206.612255235
BOLTON82.2157404355
BOSTON9.83446,1094,543
BOURNE77.41611,5281,330
BOXBOROUGH54.3242274221
BOXFORD94.9125762656
BOYLSTON85.1150372304
BRAINTREE30.13111,083802
BREWSTER86.8144852682
BRIDGEWATER53.42461,4241,113
BRIMFIELD148.447536459
BROCKTON26.63232,5102,232
BROOKFIELD140.357477398
BROOKLINE9.9343588301
BUCKLANDNANANANA
BURLINGTON52.82491,3061,018
CAMBRIDGE10.63421,128871
CANTON42.2286916485
CARLISLE57.9228284230
CARVER97.91211,133910
CHARLEMONT165.435210229
CHARLTON112.5941,4661,243
CHATHAM100.3116614534
CHELMSFORD52.32511,7861,436
CHELSEA14.1341504407
CHESHIRE214.210689608
CHESTER129.373173148
CHESTERFIELD331.41404321
CHICOPEE54.92383,0372,449
CHILMARK182.227160132
CLARKSBURG69.1193117112
CLINTON69.7192952854
COHASSET45.2275343256
COLRAIN187.922315266
CONCORD34.7301619491
CONWAY191.819365341
CUMMINGTON156.341136107
DALTON106.8105717623
DANVERS51.42551,3721,039
DARTMOUTH74.21722,5292,240
DEDHAM38.1294948745
DEERFIELD121.279623528
DENNISNANANANA
DIGHTON113.690806705
DOUGLAS116.487989719
DOVER64.7207364267
DRACUT57.12311,7001,372
DUDLEY86.1147984811
DUNSTABLE82.8153266222
DUXBURY60.0223908709
EAST BRIDGEWATER92.41281,2811,021
EAST BROOKFIELD148.448325274
EASTHAM116.786578525
EASTHAMPTON75.31701,206977
EAST LONGMEADOW64.62081,017860
EASTON51.42561,1891,057
EDGARTOWN126.674522374
EGREMONT27.93203479
ERVING145.654263227
ESSEX83.8151296233
EVERETT16.5338695599
FAIRHAVEN86.11481,3681,229
FALL RIVER27.63222,4591,975
FALMOUTH69.11942,1791,677
FITCHBURG44.52781,8011,519
FLORIDA48.12663633
FOXBOROUGH54.5241925764
FRAMINGHAM28.83181,9841,557
FRANKLIN51.52541,6411,303
FREETOWN115.2881,023876
GARDNER64.82051,3161,086
GEORGETOWN76.4164630527
GILL140.956212180
GLOUCESTER64.32101,8661,547
GOSHEN189.920200154
GOSNOLD118.481915
GRAFTON70.61881,2581,095
GRANBY131.468818638
GRANVILLE201.014315283
GREAT BARRINGTON73.9175522432
GREENFIELD74.01741,2951,105
GROTON73.5177790580
GROVELAND86.8145565451
HADLEY112.693590515
HALIFAX82.7154625500
HAMILTON62.7212491338
HAMPDEN110.999570461
HANCOCK162.73711692
HANOVER59.8225834745
HANSON88.3138906808
HARDWICK177.729533373
HARVARD62.4215408320
HARWICH92.51261,132967
HATFIELD154.943507457
HAVERHILL45.72722,8052,454
HAWLEY227.897765
HEATH245.86174152
HINGHAM44.1280983843
HINSDALE175.730355311
HOLBROOK43.8281476416
HOLDEN71.01851,2361,081
HOLLAND139.459346289
HOLLISTON62.7213858709
HOLYOKE37.32951,4901,281
HOPEDALE61.9217367288
HOPKINTON56.3232849664
HUBBARDSTON147.850650552
HUDSON49.1262945755
HULL22.6330234208
HUNTINGTON212.211462410
IPSWICH70.0190930761
KINGSTON76.1166966800
LAKEVILLE109.41001,1661,013
LANCASTER72.9180589487
LANESBOROUGH164.736506456
LAWRENCE14.53401,1191,042
LEE135.962803615
LEICESTER79.0159870731
LENOX91.3130456389
LEOMINSTER48.92631,9981,663
LEVERETT112.095208169
LEXINGTON22.7329721517
LEYDEN205.913147127
LINCOLN53.7244345292
LITTLETON66.9200603464
LONGMEADOW53.5245845674
LOWELL19.03352,0491,648
LUDLOW88.91361,8771,470
LUNENBURG87.0141881776
LYNN25.43242,3112,058
LYNNFIELD60.4222706590
MALDEN22.23321,3311,094
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA58.5226303219
MANSFIELD37.1296861738
MARBLEHEAD47.5267949814
MARION92.3129455411
MARLBOROUGH31.13101,2101,066
MARSHFIELD65.82021,6641,365
MASHPEE75.41691,055956
MATTAPOISETT73.2178445361
MAYNARD48.4264494406
MEDFIELD43.3282524450
MEDFORD29.43141,6691,330
MEDWAY55.2237709597
MELROSE36.6297997860
MENDON98.6118578509
MERRIMAC77.8160497390
METHUEN43.22832,0561,614
MIDDLEBOROUGH100.41152,3342,025
MIDDLEFIELD284.13148131
MIDDLETON74.2173671486
MILFORD54.92391,5421,327
MILLBURY90.81311,208957
MILLIS76.0167604564
MILLVILLE82.5155264220
MILTON32.5307884712
MONROE107.41021313
MONSON136.4611,168949
MONTAGUENANANANA
MONTEREY119.280114101
MONTGOMERY1.234611
MOUNT WASHINGTON48.226586
NAHANT66.4201228209
NANTUCKET107.01041,085866
NATICK35.43001,179996
NEEDHAM32.1308934708
NEW ASHFORD145.4553331
NEW BEDFORD27.93212,6542,383
NEW BRAINTREE193.618194183
NEWBURY95.3124640539
NEWBURYPORT44.3279778666
NEW MARLBOROUGH154.045231224
NEW SALEM188.121187158
NEWTON17.23371,4761,097
NORFOLK51.9253586479
NORTH ADAMS73.51761,002882
NORTHAMPTON42.32841,2061,057
NORTH ANDOVER34.2302977819
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH52.82481,5191,334
NORTHBOROUGH50.1258712574
NORTHBRIDGE69.01951,087907
NORTH BROOKFIELD132.367621553
NORTHFIELD129.870395314
NORTH READING68.81961,036928
NORTON59.82241,140998
NORWELL52.6250556457
NORWOOD34.2303984735
OAK BLUFFS71.5184328221
OAKHAM234.78448382
ORANGE111.497876670
ORLEANS98.7117581497
OTIS168.533270230
OXFORD86.11461,185962
PALMER122.3771,4861,103
PAXTON102.1110492438
PEABODY38.92912,0111,599
PELHAM97.9120129115
PEMBROKE75.91681,3621,051
PEPPERELL92.51271,074874
PERU276.74233209
PETERSHAM187.423232182
PHILLIPSTON196.817332266
PITTSFIELD64.42092,8642,401
PLAINFIELD117.5837668
PLAINVILLE76.8163639551
PLYMOUTH70.81874,0213,376
PLYMPTON129.771368308
PRINCETON124.175425347
PROVINCETOWN58.5227172129
QUINCY29.43152,7312,226
RANDOLPH30.1313972887
RAYNHAM86.91421,165990
READING34.0304849682
REHOBOTH97.11231,1281,013
REVERE25.33251,3251,091
RICHMOND107.8101158143
ROCHESTER154.744814689
ROCKLAND56.1233986822
ROCKPORT61.9216434350
ROWE121.8784847
ROWLEY86.9143513368
ROYALSTON198.115250219
RUSSELL159.939284206
RUTLAND104.7107838667
SALEM32.03091,3351,080
SALISBURY68.3197570466
SANDISFIELD152.746139125
SANDWICH69.71911,4411,216
SAUGUS54.92401,4721,248
SAVOY197.716136126
SCITUATE54.2243989799
SEEKONK46.9268645579
SHARON29.3316519375
SHEFFIELD147.451477419
SHELBURNE114.989218441
SHERBORN72.1183300247
SHIRLEY74.5171542448
SHREWSBURY45.22741,6151,311
SHUTESBURY90.1133160140
SOMERSET68.01991,2361,051
SOMERVILLE19.83341,5161,144
SOUTHAMPTON147.252851681
SOUTHBOROUGH53.0247519418
SOUTHBRIDGE60.52211,015873
SOUTH HADLEY73.01791,2761,010
SOUTHWICK137.6601,3081,080
SPENCER113.2921,3281,006
SPRINGFIELD30.13124,6083,949
STERLING97.8122766595
STOCKBRIDGE111.696216185
STONEHAM44.9277972824
STOUGHTON38.72931,052880
STOW68.2198454379
STURBRIDGE101.9111948813
SUDBURY32.8306586470
SUNDERLAND72.5181268230
SUTTON129.5721,1651,052
SWAMPSCOTT46.1269640558
SWANSEA82.21561,3061,152
TAUNTON57.92293,2392,781
TEMPLETON111.098892680
TEWKSBURY60.72201,7751,524
TISBURY60.7219243164
TOLLAND183.5268981
TOPSFIELD83.0152509441
TOWNSEND88.0139794630
TRURO139.958280216
TYNGSBOROUGH71.0186810676
TYRINGHAM289.229476
UPTON100.9113764644
UXBRIDGE104.11081,4051,135
WAKEFIELD49.12611,2361,037
WALES179.428330300
WALPOLE39.6289960753
WALTHAM23.83271,4551,161
WARE135.5631,3351,094
WAREHAM88.31371,9371,624
WARREN134.765694547
WARWICK162.238127104
WASHINGTON185.0259995
WATERTOWN18.2336588384
WAYLAND45.2276593495
WEBSTER65.12041,096951
WELLESLEY24.5326691546
WELLFLEET100.8114277221
WENDELL145.753124112
WENHAM52.0252255210
WESTBOROUGH46.0270844709
WEST BOYLSTON72.3182556457
WEST BRIDGEWATER87.9140611526
WEST BROOKFIELD148.449551443
WESTFIELD85.41493,5102,857
WESTFORD57.92301,2841,051
WESTHAMPTON169.032271221
WESTMINSTER117.185855676
WEST NEWBURY89.3134381306
WESTON45.6273519427
WESTPORT102.31091,5901,439
WEST SPRINGFIELD63.22111,7951,500
WEST STOCKBRIDGE117.184152122
WEST TISBURY98.3119273179
WESTWOOD28.3319416313
WEYMOUTH29.23171,5811,315
WHATELY170.631256219
WHITMAN55.7234811685
WILBRAHAM77.41621,101965
WILLIAMSBURG123.976307265
WILLIAMSTOWN49.6260383356
WILMINGTON64.82061,4611,228
WINCHENDON90.4132934697
WINCHESTER36.2298782621
WINDSOR242.77217206
WINTHROP38.8292688597
WOBURN39.92871,5361,116
WORCESTER21.53333,9133,246
WORTHINGTON250.45289261
WRENTHAM76.3165841665
YARMOUTHNANANANA
SOURCE: Executive Office of Public Safety

* Licenses include: Class A, Class B, FID card, chemical propellants