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 4: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved by main firearm recorded, Scotland, 2013-14 Number

Table 4: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved by main firearm recorded, Scotland, 2013-14 Number

Main Firearm Recorded1
Type of Offence Shotgun Rifle Pistol/ Revolver Air Weapon Imitation Unidentified Other Total
Homicide2 - - 1 - - - - 1
Attempted murder - - 1 - - - - 1
Serious assault3 - - - 4 - - 1 5
Robbery 2 - 11 8 4 8 5 38
Vandalism 1 - - 11 - - - 12
Reckless conduct with firearms 4 6 3 59 1 11 7 91
Firearms Act 1968 offences4 2 2 3 17 15 5 4 48
Common assault3,5 2 - 3 30 4 7 12 58
Breach of the peace etc.6 5 1 7 32 10 17 1 73
Other crimes and offences 5 - 8 21 - 6 7 47
Total 21 9 37 182 34 54 37 374

Notes:

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

2. Includes Murder and Culpable homicide (common law). It excludes Causing death by dangerous driving, Causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs, Causing death by careless driving, Illegal driver involved in a fatal accident and Corporate homicide.

3. For the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault, please see Note 5.6.2.

4. Possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, commit crime and cause fear of violence. Does not include miscellaneous firearm offences. These are presented separately in Table 16.

5. Common assault includes the offences of Common assault and Common assault of an emergency worker.

6. Includes Breach of the peace and Threatening or abusive behaviour. Breach of the peace etc. also includes Offence of stalking, Offensive behaviour at football and Threatening communications (Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012). However these are not relevant to firearm offences.


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