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Gun licenses by community

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/Town 2012-2013 change Number in 2013
AMESBURY 6% 773
Andover 9% 1,098
BEVERLY 3% 1,449
Billerica 12% 2,439
Boxford 4% 718
Burlington 12% 1,182
Chelmsford 10% 1,623
CHELSEA 4% 444
Danvers 7% 1,161
Dracut 12% 1,611
Essex -8% 228
EVERETT 29% 831
Georgetown 8% 602
GLOUCESTER 7% 1,773
Groveland 7% 515
Hamilton 3% 368
HAVERHILL 8% 2,869
Ipswich 4% 819
LAWRENCE -7% 1,051
LOWELL 2% 1,786
LYNN 1% 2,218
Lynnfield 2% 643
MALDEN 1% 1,179
Manchester-by-the-Sea 6% 244
Marblehead 7% 909
MEDFORD 12% 1,557
MELROSE 9% 969
Merrimac 1% 408
METHUEN 3% 1,759
Middleton 11% 554
Nahant -4% 215
Newbury 7% 596
NEWBURYPORT 6% 736
North Andover 9% 947
North Reading 7% 1,029
PEABODY 7% 1,809
Reading -4% 678
REVERE -4% 1,106
Rockport 1% 375
Rowley 14% 436
SALEM 6% 1,183
Salisbury 7% 512
Saugus 2% 1,344
SOMERVILLE 6% 1,286
Stoneham -5% 819
Swampscott 2% 606
Tewksbury 3% 1,622
Topsfield 9% 507
Tyngsborough 9% 756
Wakefield 6% 1,156
Wenham 2% 233
West Newbury 2% 329
Westford 7% 1,154
Wilmington 5% 1,378
Winchester 3% 669
Winthrop 17% 721
WOBURN 2% 1,209

SOURCE: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security