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Concealed carry: More than 31,000 licenses granted in 2018 in the Miami Valley

Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 @ 11:00 PM

Terry Toner, a mechanic at Kettering-Oakwood Automotive, explains his decision to keep a gun hidden at his shop to protect his customers. He has a concealed carry license.

More than 168,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio in 2018 — a 28 percent increase from 2017, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

RELATED: New report shows nearly 685k Ohioans have concealed weapons permits

While the number of new licenses decreased, Ohio saw more people renewing their licenses last year.

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In the Miami Valley, the state issued 12,162 new licenses and renewed 19,060 in 2018.

Here are the Miami Valley’s conceal carry permit numbers for 2018:

Auglaize County

  • Licenses Issued: 299 
  • Licenses Renewed: 567
  • Licenses Suspended: 5
  • Licenses Revoked: 0
  • Licenses Denied: 0

Butler County

  • Licenses Issued: 2,390
  • Licenses Renewed: 4,040
  • Licenses Suspended: 53
  • Licenses Revoked: 1
  • Licenses Denied: 39

Champaign County

  • Licenses Issued: 260
  • Licenses Renewed: 557
  • Licenses Suspended: 4
  • Licenses Revoked: 0
  • Licenses Denied: 10

Clark County

  • Licenses Issued: 802
  • Licenses Renewed: 1,103
  • Licenses Suspended: 20
  • Licenses Revoked: 3
  • Licenses Denied: 8

Darke County

  • Licenses Issued: 344
  • Licenses Renewed: 910
  • Licenses Suspended: 5
  • Licenses Revoked: 2
  • Licenses Denied: 2

Greene County

  • Licenses Issued: 1,131
  • Licenses Renewed: 2,248
  • Licenses Suspended: 28
  • Licenses Revoked: 1 
  • Licenses Denied: 19

Logan County

  • Licenses Issued: 628
  • Licenses Renewed: 217
  • Licenses Suspended: 0
  • Licenses Revoked: 0
  • Licenses Denied: 0

Mercer County

  • Licenses Issued: 351
  • Licenses Renewed: 650
  • Licenses Suspended: 9
  • Licenses Revoked: 3
  • Licenses Denied: 7

Miami County

  • Licenses Issued: 507
  • Licenses Renewed: 1,192
  • Licenses Suspended: 11
  • Licenses Revoked: 1
  • Licenses Denied: 6

Montgomery County

  • Licenses Issued: 2,820
  • Licenses Renewed: 4,349
  • Licenses Suspended: 181
  • Licenses Revoked: 44
  • Licenses Denied: 113

Preble County

  • Licenses Issued: 201
  • Licenses Renewed: 673
  • Licenses Suspended: 7
  • Licenses Revoked: 1
  • Licenses Denied: 5

Shelby County

  • Licenses Issued: 677
  • Licenses Renewed: 667
  • Licenses Suspended: 10 
  • Licenses Revoked: 6
  • Licenses Denied: 4

Warren County

  • Licenses Issued: 1,752
  • Licenses Renewed: 2,184
  • Licenses Suspended: 48
  • Licenses Revoked: 5
  • Licenses Denied: 10
Critics at the Ohio Statehouse feel there are not enough safeguards in place in our current concealed carry laws.