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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 8: Main firearm recorded in offences in which a weapon was alleged to have been fired causing fatal or non-fatal injury, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Table 8: Main firearm recorded in offences in which a weapon was alleged to have been fired causing fatal or non-fatal injury, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

Number & 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 % change 14-15 to 15-16
Shotgun 14 11 5 7 4 7 1 - 1 1 -
Rifle 3 2 1 1 - - 3 - - - -
Pistol/Revolver 10 10 7 4 10 5 - 3 1 1 -
Air Weapon 3 145 94 71 78 48 51 43 21 36 16 -56
Imitation Firearm 5 6 1 1 7 - 6 1 1 2 n/r
Unidentified 3 25 12 11 6 6 1 - 4 2 3 n/r
Other 46 77 47 57 36 31 13 14 7 12 n/r
Total identified firearms (excluding air weapons) 78 106 61 70 57 43 23 18 10 16 60
Total 248 212 143 154 111 95 66 43 48 35 -27

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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