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The number of Class A gun licenses in Massachusetts cities and towns north of Boston as of 2013, and the percentage change in that number from 2012 to 2013:

CITY/Town2012-2013 changeNumber in 2013
AMESBURY6%773
Andover9%1,098
BEVERLY3%1,449
Billerica12%2,439
Boxford4%718
Burlington12%1,182
Chelmsford10%1,623
CHELSEA4%444
Danvers7%1,161
Dracut12%1,611
Essex-8%228
EVERETT29%831
Georgetown8%602
GLOUCESTER7%1,773
Groveland7%515
Hamilton3%368
HAVERHILL8%2,869
Ipswich4%819
LAWRENCE-7%1,051
LOWELL2%1,786
LYNN1%2,218
Lynnfield2%643
MALDEN1%1,179
Manchester-by-the-Sea6%244
Marblehead7%909
MEDFORD12%1,557
MELROSE9%969
Merrimac1%408
METHUEN3%1,759
Middleton11%554
Nahant-4%215
Newbury7%596
NEWBURYPORT6%736
North Andover9%947
North Reading7%1,029
PEABODY7%1,809
Reading-4%678
REVERE-4%1,106
Rockport1%375
Rowley14%436
SALEM6%1,183
Salisbury7%512
Saugus2%1,344
SOMERVILLE6%1,286
Stoneham-5%819
Swampscott2%606
Tewksbury3%1,622
Topsfield9%507
Tyngsborough9%756
Wakefield6%1,156
Wenham2%233
West Newbury2%329
Westford7%1,154
Wilmington5%1,378
Winchester3%669
Winthrop17%721
WOBURN2%1,209

SOURCE: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

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