In the last five years, just one person has been convicted of not safely storing his weapons around children, though 82 people were arrested for this offense during that time.

This is one of many gun-related offenses on the books where a small percentage of those arrested are convicted, reports the legislature’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Research.

For the 898 cases of people being charged with illegally discharging a weapon, 19 percent of those cases led to a conviction. Of the 307 cases of people charged with carrying a loaded firearm while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 14 percent of the cases would lead to convictions.

For a complete rundown of how many people are arrested for various gun-related offenses, check out the report released last week here.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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