Publication - Statistics

Firearms Certificate Statistics, Scotland, March 2014

Published: 7 Oct 2014
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781784128258

Firearm Certificate Statistics, Scotland, March 2014

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Firearms Certificate Statistics, Scotland, March 2014
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Table 1: Firearm Certificates - number of firearm certificates on issue and items held on firearm certificates in Scotland as at 31 December, 2005 to 2013 and as at 31 March 2014

Number & Rate
Year Firearm certificates on issue Firearm certificates on issue per 100,000 population1 Items held on firearm certificates Average number of items held on each firearm certificate
20052 26,511 519 63,710 2.4
20062 26,234 511 66,164 2.5
2007 26,056 504 66,893 2.6
2008 26,415 508 69,481 2.6
2009 26,072 498 70,856 2.7
2010 26,035 495 70,410 2.7
2011 25,831 487 71,860 2.8
2012 25,702 484 72,005 2.8
20133 26,020 488 84,358 3.2
March 20143 26,101 490 91,863 3.5

Notes:

1. Mid-year population estimates are from the National Records of Scotland:
http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/population/estimates/mid-year/index.html.
2. A software problem in 2005 and 2006 affected the data submitted by the legacy Fife Constabulary. For further information please see Note 5.2.3.
3. Due to a change in recording practices relating to sound moderators, there was an increase of around 10,000 in the number of items held on firearm certificates in 2013. At the end of March 2014, the same change in recording practice resulted in a further increase of around 7,100 items held on firearm certificates. For further information please see Note 5.2.6.


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