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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 2a: Offences in which an identified firearm, other than an air weapon, was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Table 2a: Offences in which an identified firearm, other than an air weapon, 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 4 2 1 1 2 4 1 1 - 1 -
Attempted murder 21 24 18 8 13 8 - 1 3 2 n/r
Serious assault 3 3 13 5 2 4 3 3 1 2 2 -
Robbery 50 41 68 65 71 48 33 22 29 21 -28
Vandalism 19 23 10 17 13 9 1 1 5 5 -
Reckless conduct with firearms 51 58 51 40 35 37 12 21 17 15 -12
Firearms Act 1968 offences 4 85 87 80 51 61 59 21 26 17 19 12
Common assault 3,5,6 72 100 83 82 52 54 30 21 30 32 7
Breach of the peace etc. 6,7 82 90 75 56 47 40 34 24 32 30 -6
Other crimes and offences 15 24 36 24 45 23 33 20 9 24 n/r
Total 402 462 427 346 343 285 168 138 144 151 5

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. 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. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of these categories over time. For further information please see Note 4.6.5.
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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