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Recorded Crimes and Offences involving Firearms, Scotland, 2009-10

DescriptionSummary statisticial information of crimes and offences involving firearms as recorded by Scottish Police forces.
ISBN978 0 7559 9452
Official Print Publication DateOctober 2010
Website Publication DateOctober 26, 2010

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A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 0 7559 9452 6 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10846

PLEASE NOTE: The Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland 2009-10 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.

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Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. MAIN POINTS

3. COMMENTARY
Firearm offences
Proportion of recorded offences involving firearms
Types of firearm
Offence type by main firearm used
Result of firearm use
Result of firearm use by main firearm recorded
Offence type by use of firearm
Location of firearm use
Victim characteristics
Clear-up rates
Accused characteristicsO
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

Additional 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 this bulletin should also be interpreted to include the 'alleged use' of firearms (seeAnnex 5.4).