Anyone have a breakdown of MD Carry permit numbers by county/city?

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  • 308Scout

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    Mar 27, 2020
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    Washington County
    Thanks @Some Guy ! Here is the data considered against county population and sorted by % of population with permits. The totals exclude non-resident data.

    CountyPopulationPermits%
    Garrett
    28,856​
    1,615​
    5.6%​
    Calvert
    93,244​
    4,893​
    5.2%​
    Carroll
    173,225​
    8,624​
    5.0%​
    Queen Anne's
    50,316​
    2,423​
    4.8%​
    St. Mary's
    113,814​
    5,475​
    4.8%​
    Charles
    167,035​
    7,602​
    4.6%​
    Caroline
    33,320​
    1,505​
    4.5%​
    Allegany
    68,161​
    2,866​
    4.2%​
    Harford
    261,059​
    10,912​
    4.2%​
    Cecil
    103,876​
    4,170​
    4.0%​
    Dorchester
    32,557​
    1,281​
    3.9%​
    Washington
    154,645​
    5,600​
    3.6%​
    Worcester
    52,827​
    1,856​
    3.5%​
    Talbot
    37,663​
    1,300​
    3.5%​
    AA
    588,109​
    18,796​
    3.2%​
    Baltimore Co.
    850,737​
    26,311​
    3.1%​
    Somerset
    24,672​
    757​
    3.1%​
    Frederick
    273,829​
    7,909​
    2.9%​
    Kent
    19,289​
    554​
    2.9%​
    Wicomico
    103,815​
    2,736​
    2.6%​
    PG
    957,189​
    21,577​
    2.3%​
    Balt City
    584,548​
    12,553​
    2.1%​
    Howard
    332,011​
    5,735​
    1.7%​
    Montgomery
    1,056,910​
    9,442​
    0.9%​
    MD Totals
    6,161,707​
    166,492​
    2.7%​
     
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    Mark75H

    MD Wear&Carry Instructor
    Industry Partner
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    Sep 25, 2011
    17,240
    Outside the Gates
    I believe the Kent County population is within a few hundred of the original 1790 census. History and tradition.
     

    Some Guy

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Oct 26, 2017
    1,016
    Thanks @Some Guy ! Here is the data considered against county population and sorted by % of population with permits. The totals exclude non-resident data.

    CountyPopulationPermits%
    Garrett
    28,856​
    1,615​
    5.6%​
    Calvert
    93,244​
    4,893​
    5.2%​
    Carroll
    173,225​
    8,624​
    5.0%​
    Queen Anne's
    50,316​
    2,423​
    4.8%​
    St. Mary's
    113,814​
    5,475​
    4.8%​
    Charles
    167,035​
    7,602​
    4.6%​
    Caroline
    33,320​
    1,505​
    4.5%​
    Allegany
    68,161​
    2,866​
    4.2%​
    Harford
    261,059​
    10,912​
    4.2%​
    Cecil
    103,876​
    4,170​
    4.0%​
    Dorchester
    32,557​
    1,281​
    3.9%​
    Washington
    154,645​
    5,600​
    3.6%​
    Worcester
    52,827​
    1,856​
    3.5%​
    Talbot
    37,663​
    1,300​
    3.5%​
    AA
    588,109​
    18,796​
    3.2%​
    Baltimore Co.
    850,737​
    26,311​
    3.1%​
    Somerset
    24,672​
    757​
    3.1%​
    Frederick
    273,829​
    7,909​
    2.9%​
    Kent
    19,289​
    554​
    2.9%​
    Wicomico
    103,815​
    2,736​
    2.6%​
    PG
    957,189​
    21,577​
    2.3%​
    Balt City
    584,548​
    12,553​
    2.1%​
    Howard
    332,011​
    5,735​
    1.7%​
    Montgomery
    1,056,910​
    9,442​
    0.9%​
    MD Totals
    6,161,707​
    166,492​
    2.7%​
    Great analysis, thanks a lot @308Scout. This is great analytical information for W&C permit instructors, as well as those that are socially and politically engaging on 2A issues. In most "free" states I think around 6-10% of the population have CCW/W&C permits.
     

    scottyfz6

    Ultimate Member
    Dec 22, 2018
    1,374
    Thanks @Some Guy ! Here is the data considered against county population and sorted by % of population with permits. The totals exclude non-resident data.

    CountyPopulationPermits%
    Garrett
    28,856​
    1,615​
    5.6%​
    Calvert
    93,244​
    4,893​
    5.2%​
    Carroll
    173,225​
    8,624​
    5.0%​
    Queen Anne's
    50,316​
    2,423​
    4.8%​
    St. Mary's
    113,814​
    5,475​
    4.8%​
    Charles
    167,035​
    7,602​
    4.6%​
    Caroline
    33,320​
    1,505​
    4.5%​
    Allegany
    68,161​
    2,866​
    4.2%​
    Harford
    261,059​
    10,912​
    4.2%​
    Cecil
    103,876​
    4,170​
    4.0%​
    Dorchester
    32,557​
    1,281​
    3.9%​
    Washington
    154,645​
    5,600​
    3.6%​
    Worcester
    52,827​
    1,856​
    3.5%​
    Talbot
    37,663​
    1,300​
    3.5%​
    AA
    588,109​
    18,796​
    3.2%​
    Baltimore Co.
    850,737​
    26,311​
    3.1%​
    Somerset
    24,672​
    757​
    3.1%​
    Frederick
    273,829​
    7,909​
    2.9%​
    Kent
    19,289​
    554​
    2.9%​
    Wicomico
    103,815​
    2,736​
    2.6%​
    PG
    957,189​
    21,577​
    2.3%​
    Balt City
    584,548​
    12,553​
    2.1%​
    Howard
    332,011​
    5,735​
    1.7%​
    Montgomery
    1,056,910​
    9,442​
    0.9%​
    MD Totals
    6,161,707​
    166,492​
    2.7%​
    What would be interesting is to see it weighted by removing those under 21 Yo. Aka what % of over 21 have their HGP.
     

    Mark75H

    MD Wear&Carry Instructor
    Industry Partner
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 25, 2011
    17,240
    Outside the Gates
    Yes, under 21 can get permits. They always have been able. Pre-Bruen they had to have a letter from an employer explaining why they needed it. I have not heard the post-Bruen policy.
     

    Biggfoot44

    Ultimate Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    33,108
    Take it a step further, and subtract the Obvious Prohibited Persons . No , you can't get a firm number of total Prohibited. But Number of Adult System persons Imcarcerated , or under Parole or Probation exists , and if not Public, should be easily obtained. Heck " Criminal Justice Reform " minded politicians regularly spout such numbers and percentages, if you asked , I'm sure they would talk your ear off , for as long as you could keep a straight face .

    Numbers exist for Active Weed Card Holders .

    **************************

    While the above drilling down is interesting for intellectual curiosity. But the long established Metrics of comparison between Jurisdictions, and same Jurisdictions over time , has always been total number of Permits , divided by overall population. Since the proliferation of Permitless Carry in majority of the country , the numbers have both become unquantifable, and actually changed .

    But still , the numbers from the Heydays of the Shall Issue Era are the best numbers we have , or are likely to ever have .

    And Maryland isn't doing bad . 2.9% would have been average- ish for Shall Issue states , 20- ish years ago .

    I am very happy to have been proven wrong in my initial estimate in how quickly we reached current numbers . But the statistics and anecdotal observations do show a leveling off of New Permits, and my Today's Prediction is for a plateau around 3.5% .

    ******************

    Further meanwhile ; for an oversimplified rule of thumb guesstimate of Permits/ Eligible Population , using nationwide percentages .

    22% Under 18
    19% Over 65

    Yeah , there's plenty of Old Farts packing heat , but that's balanced by 18- 20 year Olds in Jurisdictions that generally don't allow Conceal Carry for under 21 .

    8 % Convicted Felons

    Roughly 50 % removed from the Pool . Unknowable numbers for 18-64 non Felon alcoholics, Additics, and seriously crazy, but 50 % of total population will put the right ballpark .

    Gender and ethnicity factors get quickly into the weeds .

    Females and Minorities have recently been the fastest growing categories for oercent increase of both Ownership and Carry . And those are good things à Everbody has the same rights , and numbers will continue to work towards the Overall Population means . But 2022 numbers still have Female Permit Holders at 29% of overall Permit Holders , so still significant skewing Male .
     

    Bob A

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    Patriot Picket
    Nov 11, 2009
    30,886
    That's the point. What percentage of adults have a permit?
    There are 4,775,396 adults, (949,890 of whom are seniors) in Maryland.*
    With about 166,500 permit holders, it works out to be almost 3.5%

    I'm not aware of how many valid permit holders have committed gun crimes, but I haven't heard any buzz about it, so I assume it's a verylow number.

    It goes without saying that the GA is NOT interested in public safety; rather, their focus is on disarming the law-abiding. I have seen NOTHING contrary to that viewpoint.

    *https://worldpopulationreview.com/states/maryland-population
     

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