Industry News More Guns Stolen: ATF Releases 2016 Firearm Loss/Theft Report Industry News April 12, 2017 Join the Conversation More than 18,000 firearms were lost or stolen from gun dealers last year in the United States, at least according to the latest ATF report hosted by RocketFFL. The BATFE compiled this data from the Firearms Tracing System (FTS) system. The total number of lost and stolen firearms in the United States for 2016 is unknown at this time–but it would be significantly higher. Between 2005 and 2010, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 1.4 million firearms were reported stolen (over 230,000 per year). Those numbers from the BJS may be too low, as reporting a stolen firearm is not legally obligated in every state, nor does everyone follow the law. However, FFLs are legally required to report a lost or stolen firearm within 48 hours to the National Tracing Center so this report is probably fairly accurate. The ATF breaks down the numbers to category of firearm and type of loss. We did find it a little strange that derringers have their own category. RocketFFL notes: Compared to the ATF’s 2015 Theft/Loss report, that’s a 124% increase in the total firearms reported lost/stolen (14,800 in 2015), a 150% increase in the number of firearms stolen (6,163 in 2015), and a 105% increase in the number of firearms lost (8,637 in 2015). The report continues by breaking down all of the information state-by-state. You can check out the full report here. @DM Explore RECOILweb:Instructor Zero - the Dark Side of TrainingKalashnikovs in Tulsa - the Pravda GroupINFORCE APL in FDE: Only from 2 Vets ArmsGoing Hot NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.