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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.

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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 12: Percentage 1 of offences involving the alleged use of a firearm that were cleared up 2, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Table 12: Percentage 1 of offences involving the alleged use of a firearm that were cleared up 2, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

Percentage

Type of Offence 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Homicide 3 100 50 - 50 100 100 100 100 - 100
Attempted murder 40 58 52 45 54 100 100 100 57 75
Serious assault 4 47 54 40 53 75 71 100 80 100 75
Robbery 46 52 54 35 49 59 56 82 79 76
Vandalism 6 13 10 10 26 12 24 33 - 9
Reckless conduct with firearms 58 64 61 64 62 70 63 59 72 68
Firearms Act 1968 offences 5 90 86 93 89 86 96 75 85 96 88
Common assault 4,6 62 67 67 74 81 75 65 73 86 73
Breach of the peace etc. 7 81 86 76 79 80 82 82 75 91 87
Other crimes and offences 71 64 54 56 68 51 61 44 55 59
Total 58 64 60 61 68 71 66 68 74 68

Notes:
1. Some of the figures in this table are based on fewer than 100 recorded offences.
2. For further information of the definition of offences being cleared up please see Note 4.5.3.
3. 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.
4. For the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault, please see Note 4.7.2.
5. 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.
6. Common assault includes the offences of Common assault and Common assault of an emergency worker.
7. 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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