COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced more than 158,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2016. That is the most since they were first issued in 2004.
According to the Attorney General’s office, county sheriffs in Ohio issued 117,953 new licenses and 40,982 renewal licenses in 2016.
That is a total of 158,982 licenses. The previous record was in 2013, when 145,342 licenses were issued.
2 NEWS is digging deeper into the numbers, and found the number of licenses issued in counties in the Miami Valley:
Montgomery County: 6,407 issued, 1,738 renewed
Miami County: 605 issued, 245 renewed
Greene County: 2,335 issued, 751 renewed
Clark County: 853 issued, 329 renewed
Darke County: 1,024 issued, 324 renewed
Champaign County: 1,008 issued, 192 renewed
Preble County: 731 issued, 296 renewed
You can read the full report from the Attorney General’s office.