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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 2: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Table 2: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

Number & Percentage

Type of Offence 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 1 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 % change 14-15 to 15-16
Homicide 2 8 4 2 2 2 5 1 1 - 1 -
Attempted murder 43 33 23 11 13 11 2 1 7 4 n/r
Serious assault 3 19 37 15 19 12 7 6 5 2 4 n/r
Robbery 82 65 92 91 88 82 39 39 42 25 -40
Vandalism 204 124 129 94 39 26 17 12 25 32 28
Reckless conduct with firearms 4 291 294 235 196 135 119 71 91 82 59 -28
Firearms Act 1968 offences 5 196 153 126 89 86 73 32 48 25 32 28
Common assault 3,6,7 200 201 145 164 110 99 71 59 73 60 -18
Breach of the peace etc. 7,8 176 184 135 121 80 74 67 73 64 61 -5
Other crimes and offences 41 50 68 54 82 39 59 48 38 54 42
Total 1,260 1,145 970 841 647 535 365 377 358 332 -7

Notes:
1. 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.
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. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of this category over time. For further information please see Note 4.6.4.
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. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of this category over time. For further information please see Note 4.6.5.
8. 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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