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Cook County leading concealed carry applications

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Springfield (AP) - Illinois State Police say almost one in four of the roughly 23,000 people who've applied for concealed carry permits live in Cook County.

Figures released this week show the highly populated county leading the rankings with more than 5,300 applications that have been filed since Jan. 5.

Will and DuPage counties followed in second and third with almost 1,800 and 1,600 applications respectively.

But on a per capita basis, rural counties have the highest proportion of applicants.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports when comparing application numbers to a county's population, Cumberland County in east-central Illinois ranks first. Fifty-six people there have applied for the permits. Cumberland has about 11,000 residents.

On a per capita basis, Cook County ranks last.

Illinois is the last state in the U.S. to allow concealed weapons.

Here is a county-by-county list of concealed-carry permit applications made to Illinois State Police. The numbers span the period since applications opened on Jan. 5 through Jan. 13.

County     Number of applications

Cass                           32

Champaign                305

Christian                    129

Coles                         144

Cumberland               56

DeWitt                        55

Douglas                      73

Edgar                          39

Effingham                   94

Ford                            43

Iroquois                      66

Logan                         84

Macon                        432

Menard                       51

Morgan                       79

Moultrie                      48

Piatt                            74

Sangamon                 569

Shelby                        73

Vermilion                   173

 

Source: Illinois State Police

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