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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 3: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved as a percentage 1 of (selected) total recorded crimes 2, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

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Table 3: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved as a percentage 1 of (selected) total recorded crimes 2, Scotland, 2006-07 to 2015-16

Percentage
Type of Offence 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-133 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Homicide 4 6.6 3.4 2.0 2.5 2.2 5.4 1.5 1.6 ~ 1.8
Attempted murder 5.2 4.6 3.2 2.0 2.3 2.2 0.6 0.3 2.7 1.4
Serious assault 5 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Robbery 2.3 2.1 3.1 3.6 3.4 3.7 2.1 2.6 2.8 1.9
Vandalism 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 ~ ~ ~ 0.1 0.1
Common assault 5,6,7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Notes:
1. Some of the figures in this table are based on fewer than 100 recorded offences.
2. For further information on the selected total recorded crimes please see Note 4.6.7.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. For the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault please see Note 4.7.2.
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.


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