Publication - Statistics

Firearm Certificate Statistics, Scotland, 2012

Published: 29 May 2013
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781782565994

Firearm Certificate Statistics, Scotland, 2012

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Firearm Certificate Statistics, Scotland, 2012
Table 4: Firearm Certificates - number of firearms possessed on certificate and number of additional firearms authorised to be purchased or acquired on certificate, Scotland, as at 31 December 2012

Table 4: Firearm Certificates - number of firearms possessed on certificate and number of additional firearms authorised to be purchased or acquired on certificate, Scotland, as at 31 December 2012

Number

Type of Weapon Weapons in Tayside Police5 Total
Section 1 Shotgun1 Rifle Handgun2 Carbine
Muzzleloader Air weapon3 Miscellaneous4
Under Lever Bolt Action Rifle Handgun Rifle Handgun
Possessed6 1,758 43,856 578 179 11 183 488 415 171 5,538 18,828 72,005
Authorised to be purchased/acquired 301 5,289 69 8 7 79 82 107 - 1,309 2,216 9,467
Total 2,059 49,145 647 187 18 262 570 522 171 6,847 21,044 81,472

Notes:

1. Any smooth-bore gun which has a barrel of less than 24 inches in length, has a magazine which takes more than two cartridges or has a removable magazine.

2. Includes those weapons which were exempt from the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997, e.g. single shot humane killers, shot pistols, trophies of war, antique firearms and 'handguns' used by the SSPCA.

3. For further information on the types of air weapons that a firearm certificate is required for please see Note 4.3.3.

4. Includes weapons such as Section 5 firearms, tranquillising rifles, etc.

5. For technical reasons, Tayside Police are unable to provide a breakdown of firearms by weapon type.

6. For further information on the number of weapons possessed on firearm or shotgun certificates please see Notes 4.2.9 and 4.2.10.


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