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Our Track + Trace Initiative is a smart-on-crime, data-driven approach dedicated to tracing crime guns and decreasing gun trafficking and illegal transfers.

Law enforcement cannot stop with simply solving the crime. We also must work to figure out how these firearms ended up in the hands of criminals.

By tracing firearms used in crimes, we can identify the heart of the problem. Every serial number on a firearm tells a story – we are committed to finding out where these stories begin.

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Tracing Progress

  • 658% INCREASE IN GUN TRACES VIEWABLE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • 498 AGENCIES USING ETRACE, A 19% INCREASE
  • 99 AGENCIES DATA SHARING, A 68% INCREASE

LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS

PARTICIPATING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

One of the primary benefits of using the ATF’s eTrace system is the ability to share gun tracing data between law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, not enough agencies have opted in to the ATF’s data sharing protocol. For agencies that have not opted in, no other agency can see their trace data, and key investigative leads may be missed.

The following map shows all Pennsylvania agencies sharing data with one another. Their commitment to our statewide collaborative efforts to address gun trafficking is invaluable.

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  • 5 workshops Held 5 classroom trainings at Dobbins Technical High School in philadelphia
  • tripled eligibility After attending the first workshop, Principal Toni Damon tripled the number of female students eligible to participate

Firearmretailers

7 of top 15 gun retailers in PA have moved to e-record of sale
2 of top 5 gun retailers in PA have moved to e-record of sale
Prior to the T+T launch only 3 of the top 15 were using e-record of sale and none of top 5
Dicks Sporting Goods

First Retailer To Commit To Using e-Record After Track + Trace Launch

Data + Statistics

PA Gun Tracing Analytics Platform

The Pennsylvania Gun Tracing Analytics Platform shows aggregate data of crime gun traces for firearms recovered in Pennsylvania. This tool is intended to let you explore gun crimes and gun trafficking throughout the Commonwealth and to see where guns recovered in crimes in Pennsylvania originally came from.

VIEW THE DATA