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Recorded Crimes And Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2010-11

DescriptionFirearm offences 2010-11
Official Print Publication DateOctober 2011
Website Publication DateOctober 25, 2011


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ISBN 978 1 78045 404 7 (Web publication only)
ISSN 0264-1178

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Tables also available in excel format (448k)

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland


1. Introduction

2. Main Points

3. Commentary
3.1 Offences involving firearms
3.2 Main firearm recorded
3.3 Firearm use
3.4 Location of firearm offence
3.5 Victim characteristics
3.6 Clear-up rates
3.7 Accused characteristics
3.8 Offences by police force area
3.9 Stolen firearms
3.10 Minor Firearms Act 1968 offences

4. Appendix of Tables

5. Annex: Statistical Notes
5.1 Data Returns
5.2 Legislation
5.3 Crimes and offences cleared up
5.4 Statistical issues
5.5 Classification
5.6 Other

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'. Any reference to the 'use and/or involvement' of firearms throughout this bulletin should also be interpreted to include the 'alleged use and/or involvement' of firearms.