Violent Crime - Crimes Involving a Firearm

High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Wednesday November 20, 2013

Crimes Involving a Firearm

In 2012-13, Scottish police forces recorded 365 offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, a decrease of 32% from the 535 offences in 2011-12. The number of offences in which a firearm was discharged and subsequently caused fatal or non-fatal injury to a person decreased by 31% from 95 in 2011-12 to 66 in 2012-13.

Over the last 10 years, air weapons have consistently been the most commonly identified weapon used in recorded offences involving a firearm.

Main firearm recorded in offences involving the alleged use of a firearm, Scotland, 2003-04 to 2012-13

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Source: Justice Analytical Services

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