Licensing Statistics

The statistics on this page are updated every month and may not reflect the current position. Figures as of 6 November 2018.

Licensing Performance

We aim to reach a decision on a minimum of 80% of applications within 25 working days. This includes renewal applications. The 25 working days starts from the point at which the application in question moves to 'Checks in Progress'.

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In October 2018, 88% of applications were processed within 25 working days.

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Overall Totals

  • Total number of licensed individuals: 333,285
  • Total number of active licences: 383,800

Breakdown by Licence Type

Licence Type Number of Licences
Front line 375,949
Non-front line 7,851

Licences by Sector

Sector Number of Licences
Cash & Valuables in Transit 7,466
Close Protection 14,130
Door Supervisors 235,398
Key Holding 763
Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) 48,100
Security Guarding 70,075
Vehicle Immobilisers 17