Publication - Statistics publication

Firearms Certificate Statistics, Scotland, 2013

Published: 30 May 2014
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781784125219

Firearm Certificate Statistics, Scotland, 2013

31 page PDF

419.7 kB

31 page PDF

419.7 kB

Contents
Firearms Certificate Statistics, Scotland, 2013
Page 1

31 page PDF

419.7 kB

1. Introduction

This bulletin presents statistics on the number of firearm and shotgun certificates on issue under the Firearms Act 1968 (as amended), covering certificates issued by the police in Scotland over the last ten years. The bulletin also provides information on the number of registered firearm dealers, visitor permits and European Firearms Passes (EFPs) issued.

In this bulletin, statistics for shotguns are shown separately from other firearms. The definitions of a firearm and of a shotgun are given in Section 4, along with regulations covering firearms licensing and further background information on the data presented in this bulletin. A related publication provides statistics on the number of crimes and offences involving the alleged use of a firearm. The National Statistics bulletin 'Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2012-13', was published in November 2013.

Chart 1: Number of firearm and shotgun certificates on issue in Scotland as at 31 December, 1980 to 2013

Chart 1: Number of firearm and shotgun certificates on issue in Scotland as at 31 December, 1980 to 2013


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