Geographical Firearms Profile Reporting (Synopsis)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Description: Among the functions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) is the production of Geographical Firearms Profile (GFP) reports. GFP reports provide Canadian law enforcement organizations with timely statistical information regarding firearms in their jurisdictions, to assist with strategic and investigative decision making. Reports track the number of firearms, the number of owners, firearms incidents and the number of licences revoked for public safety reasons. Reports are updated and distributed by e-mail every quarter at no cost to the requesting police services.

The CFP has been distributing GFP reports to requesting police services across Canada since 2009, and is currently working to expand distribution through partnerships with Canadian law enforcement organizations and associations.
Objective: This initiative was undertaken to address public safety concerns with respect to firearms and to ensure that Canadian police services have access to relevant statistical information on firearms for their jurisdictions.
Outcomes: The immediate outcome is the significant number of organizations that request GFPs for their jurisdictions. In the longer term, GFP Reporting contributes to a general reduction in harm from firearms in Canadian communities (as measured by Statistics Canada).
Resources: This initiative was implemented using the RCMP CFP's existing business intelligence/reporting capability and did not require additional funding.
Province: Ontario
Record Entry Date: 2015-03-01
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