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Publication - Statistics Publication

Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016

Published: 29 Nov 2016
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781786526267

Statistics on those crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved or where a firearm was stolen.

48 page PDF

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48 page PDF

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Contents
Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Table 4a: Main firearm recorded as a percentage of the total number of offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Table 4a: Main firearm recorded as a percentage of the total number of offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

Percentage
Main Firearm Recorded 1 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-132 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Shotgun 4 4 6 4 7 7 4 6 4 5
Rifle 1 2 1 1 2 1 4 2 3 2
Pistol/Revolver 6 8 14 13 14 15 13 10 13 13
Air Weapon 3 54 50 47 50 36 37 47 49 52 48
Imitation Firearm 9 10 8 6 15 12 10 9 7 10
Unidentified 3 14 9 9 9 11 10 7 15 8 7
Other 11 17 15 17 15 18 14 10 14 16
Total (identified firearms - excluding air weapons) 32 40 44 41 53 53 46 37 40 45
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Notes:
1. For further information on the main firearm recorded please see Note 4.6.8.
2. As a result of a change in recording practices by Lothian and Borders Police, their data for 2012-13 are not directly comparable with previous years. For further information please see Note 4.6.6.
3. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of these categories over time. For further information please see Note 4.6.2.


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