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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Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2012-13
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Table 3a: Main firearm recorded as a percentage of the total number of offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2003-04 to 2012-13

Percentage

Main Firearm Recorded1 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-132
Shotgun 2 3 5 4 4 6 4 7 7 4
Rifle * 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 4
Pistol/Revolver 2 2 9 6 8 14 13 14 15 13
Air Weapon3 46 43 58 54 50 47 50 36 37 47
Imitation Firearm 9 6 6 9 10 8 6 15 12 10
Unidentified3 38 37 11 14 9 9 9 11 10 7
Other 3 9 10 11 17 15 17 15 18 14
Total identified firearms (excluding air weapons) 16 20 31 32 40 44 41 53 53 46
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Notes:

1. For further information on the main firearm recorded please see Note 4.4.9.

2. 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.

3. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of this category over time. For further information please see Note 4.4.2.


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