Some evidence that the share of concealed handgun permits issued to women is soaring: Tennessee and Texas

17 Jul , 2014  

Between 2008 and 2013, the share of women’s permits issued each year in Tennessee have gone up 31%.   For Texas over the same years, the share rose even more dramatically, by 52.5%.  For Indiana, there was a substantial 3.5 percentage points in just two years.  And for Washington State it appears to have doubled.Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at  Tuesday, July 22, 8.24 AM Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at  Tuesday, July 22, 8.23 AM

Indiana Percent of Permits held by women

The raw Tennessee data is available here. The raw Texas data is available here. Florida has information on the number of permit holders by gender and age, but they don’t have information on how this has changed over time (click to enlarge picture). Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at  Saturday, July 19, 11.11 AM Florida Female Male permits 2015

Data on gender and race is also available for Louisiana (obtained via email).

Louisiana Gender 2009

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Louisiana Race 2009

 

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Louisiana for 2014

New Mexico has reported information on the number of male and female permit holders in 2014.

New Mexico Concealed handgun permit holders:gender info

 

Arizona Concealed handgun permit holders:gender info

 

Indiana Concealed handgun permit holders:gender info

For Washington state there has also been a big increase in the percent of women with permits.  From the Seattle Times:

Between 2005 and 2012, the number of state residents receiving new concealed-carry permits tripled to 62,939. Now some 451,000 Washington residents are allowed to carry a hidden handgun almost anywhere they go, more than 100,000 of them women.

Notably, the growth rate for women getting new permits is twice as fast as that of men. . . .


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