Attorney General’s Concealed Carry Report Shows Over 116,000 Licenses Issued or Renewed in 2015

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today issued a report indicating that more than 116,000 concealed carry licenses were issued or renewed in Ohio in 2015, according to data compiled by Ohio’s county sheriffs.

The following total concealed carry numbers were reported to the Attorney General’s Office from county sheriffs in Ohio for the calendar year of 2015:

Number of New Licenses Issued: 71,589

Number of Licenses Renewed: 44,551

Total Licenses Issued: 116,140

The Attorney General’s Office compiles an annual report as required by law about the number of licenses issued each year. (Licenses expire five years after their issue date.) Each sheriff must report concealed handgun license statistics quarterly to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission within the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

A copy of the 2015 Concealed Carry Annual Report is available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website at