Publication - Statistics

Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2011-12

Published: 4 Dec 2012
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781782562573

Statistical bulletin on crimes and offences involving firearms recorded by the police in Scotland in 2011-12

38 page PDF

367.6 kB

38 page PDF

367.6 kB

Contents
Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2011-12
1. Introduction

38 page PDF

367.6 kB

1. Introduction

This bulletin is part of a series of bulletins produced by the Scottish Government on the criminal justice system. It provides information on those crimes and offences recorded by the police in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved or where a firearm was stolen.

Not all such crimes and offences are reported to the police. The extent of under-reporting is likely to vary considerably according to the seriousness of the crime or offence; for example, armed robberies are much more likely to be reported to the police than malicious damage caused by the firing of an air weapon. Moreover, the propensity of the public to report crimes and offences to the police is influenced by a number of factors and may therefore change over time; thus trends in the number of crimes and offences recorded may differ from trends in the number of crimes and offences actually committed.

Chart 1: Main firearm recorded in offences involving the alleged use of a firearm, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12

Chart 1: Main firearm recorded in offences involving the alleged use of a firearm, Scotland, 2002-03 to 2011-12


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