The number of concealed weapons permits and renewals in 2012 jumped dramatically from the previous year — 55 percent statewide.
In 2011, a total of 5,634 permits and renewals were issued statewide for concealed weapons, according to the attorney general’s website. That included 114 issued to nonresidents.
In 2012, the total rose to 12,614, of which 199 were issued to nonresidents.
The number of licenses and renewals increased in all counties in the state except for two — Cavalier and Traill counties — from 2011 to 2012.