Gun Permits In City Jump 63 Percent: ‘People Are Worried About Crime’

The number of Chicago residents who have a state permit to own a gun jumped 63 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to data obtained by DNAinfo from State Police.

Approximately 212,000 people are licensed to own a gun in Chicago, up from 172,297, according to state police.

The number of Chicagoans allowed to own a gun has been on the rise since 2015, when it jumped 21 percent from 2014, according to the state police.