We ended the year with 274,666 active Firearm Concealed Carry Licenses (FCCLs) and 2,244,050 active Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards. The Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board (CCLRB) had a backlog of 765 applications in the queue for review, almost 1/3 of the backlog reported in June 2017.
Based on the current FCCL issue rate, we should hit 300,000 active FCCLs by the middle of 2018.
The first attachment below was obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Illinois State Police. In addition to the totals just mentioned, this document includes a table that captures the current cumulative totals for Illinois Concealed Carry Licenses (CCLs) issued to nonresidents and residents since the program began. Note that these totals represent the total number ever ISSUED, and are not adjusted for those that have since been revoked or cancelled. This table also includes totals for CCLs that have been denied, revoked, or are currently awaiting action from the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board (CCLRB).
The second attachment contains a trend analysis based on prior FOIA requests. Raw/calculated data are in the table, followed by some graphs that paint a visual picture of where we've been and where we stand today.
Edit: Uploaded revised trend analysis to correct current number of non-resident licenses (47, not 51).
FOIA - CCL FOID CCLRB - 1 Jan 2018.pdf 506.33KB 292 downloads
CCL, FOID, and CCLRB Trend Analysis - End of 2017.pdf 81.58KB 104 downloads
Edited by kwc, 17 January 2018 - 04:35 AM.