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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2008-09

DescriptionSummary statisticial information of crimes and offences involving firearms as recorded by Scottish Police forces.
ISBN
Official Print Publication DateOctober 2009
Website Publication DateOctober 27, 2009

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A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo
ISSN 0264-1178
ISBN 978 0 7559 7687 4 (Web only publication)

This document is also available in pdf format (356k)

An Excel version of the tables is also available



PLEASE NOTE: The Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland 2008-09 statistical bulletin omitted data for Quarter 1 (April-June) 2008 for Fife Constabulary. This has been rectified in the Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2010-11 statistical bulletin.

Supplementary data tables for 2008-09 have been produced using revised data and are available in the accompanying Excel spreadsheet.

Contents

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
Minor Firearms Act 1968 Offences

4. APPENDIX OF TABLES

5. ANNEX : NOTES ON STATISTICS USED IN THIS BULLETIN

Addititonal Datasets for Firearms

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

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 5.4).