Publication - Statistics

Recorded Crimes and Offences involving Firearms, Scotland, 2013-14

Published: 17 Jun 2015
ISBN:
9781785444708

Statistical bulletin on crimes and offences involving firearms recorded by the police in Scotland in 2013-14.

Recorded Crimes and Offences involving Firearms, Scotland, 2013-14
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, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Percentage

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, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Percentage

Main Firearm Recorded1 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-132 2013-14
Shotgun 3 5 4 4 6 4 7 7 4 6
Rifle 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 4 2
Pistol/Revolver 2 9 6 8 14 13 14 15 13 10
Air Weapon3 43 58 54 50 47 50 36 37 47 49
Imitation Firearm 6 6 9 10 8 6 15 12 10 9
Unidentified3 37 11 14 9 9 9 11 10 7 14
Other 9 10 11 17 15 17 15 18 14 10
Total identified firearms (excluding air weapons) 20 31 32 40 44 41 53 53 46 37
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

Notes:

1. For further information on the main firearm recorded please see Note 5.5.8.

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 5.5.6.

3. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of this category over time. For further information please see Note 5.5.2.


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