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Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2005-06

DescriptionStatistics on the number of crimes and offences involving firearms for 2005-06
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2006
Website Publication DateNovember 21, 2006


A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication
ISBN 0 7559 6331 8
ISSN 0264 1178
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1. Introduction

2. Main Points

3. Commentary
Crimes and offences recorded in which a firearm was alleged to have been used
Crimes and offences cleared up in which a firearm was alleged to have been used
Analysis by police force area
Crimes and offences in which a firearm was stolen

4. Appendix of Tables

5. Annex : Notes on Statistics used in this Bulletin

Scottish Executive Statistical Services

To avoid unnecessary repetition of the term 'recorded crimes and offences' throughout this publication reference will simply be made to 'offences'. This should be interpreted to mean recorded crimes and offences. The reference to the 'use' of firearms throughout the bulletin should also be interpreted to include the 'alleged use' of firearms (see Annex Paragraph 5.4).