Publication - Statistics

Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2012-13

Published: 20 Nov 2013
ISBN:
9781782569770

Statistical bulletin on crimes and offences involving firearms recorded by the police in Scotland in 2012-13

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48 page PDF

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Contents
Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2012-13
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Table 5: How main firearm recorded was used in offences involving the alleged use of a firearm, Scotland, 2003-04 to 2012-13

Number & Percentage

How Firearm Used 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-131 % change 11-12 to 12-13
Fired - fatal injuy 2 8 8 8 4 2 2 2 5 1 n/r
Fired - non-fatal injury 239 316 189 240 208 140 152 109 90 65 -28
Fired - damage to property 415 500 499 314 222 211 175 91 77 66 -14
Fired - no injury/damage 26 61 68 231 286 223 186 139 114 62 -46
Total Fired 682 885 764 793 720 576 515 341 286 194 -32
Used as a blunt instrument 6 14 10 18 10 11 12 13 13 10 -23
Used to threaten 183 202 216 319 266 240 218 251 197 129 -35
Other uses 86 35 78 130 147 142 96 42 39 32 -18
Total 957 1,136 1,068 1,260 1,143 969 841 647 535 365 -32

Notes:

1. As a result of a change in recording practices by Lothian and Borders Police, their data for 2012-13 are not directly comparable with previous years. For further information please see Note 4.4.7.


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