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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 5: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved by main firearm recorded, Scotland, 2015-16

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Table 5: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved by main firearm recorded, Scotland, 2015-16

Number

  Main Firearm Recorded 1
Type of Offence Shotgun Rifle Pistol/Revolver Air Weapon Imitation Unidentified Other Total
Homicide 2 - - - - - - 1 1
Attempted murder 1 - 1 1 - 1 - 4
Serious assault 3 - - - 2 - - 2 4
Robbery 3 - 9 2 2 2 7 25
Vandalism - 1 - 25 1 2 3 32
Reckless conduct with firearms 5 1 2 41 3 3 4 59
Firearms Act 1968 offences 4 3 - 7 9 5 4 4 32
Common assault 3,5 1 2 8 27 6 1 15 60
Breach of the peace etc. 6 - - 10 26 12 5 8 61
Other crimes and offences 4 1 6 25 3 5 10 54
Total 17 5 43 158 32 23 54 332

Notes:
1. For further information on the main firearm recorded please see Note 4.6.8.
2. Includes Murder and Culpable homicide (common law). It excludes Causing death by dangerous driving, Causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs, Causing death by careless driving, Illegal driver involved in a fatal accident and Corporate homicide.
3. For the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault, please see Note 4.7.2.
4. Possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, commit crime and cause fear of violence. Does not include miscellaneous firearm offences. These are presented separately in Table 16.
5. Common assault includes the offences of Common assault and Common assault of an emergency worker.
6. Includes Breach of the peace and Threatening or abusive behaviour. Breach of the peace etc. also includes Offence of stalking, Offensive behaviour at football and Threatening communications (Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012). However these are not relevant to firearm offences.


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