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Statistics Bulletin: CrJ/2005/11: Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2004/05

DescriptionStatistics on crimes and offences involving firearms recorded by the police, broken down by crime/ offence, type of weapon, etc
ISBN0264 1178
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 25, 2005


A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication
Published October 2005

ISBN 0 7559 2777 X
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 5.3).