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.

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Contents
Recorded Crimes and Offences involving Firearms, Scotland, 2013-14
Table 11: Percentage1 of offences involving the alleged use of a firearm that were cleared up2, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Percentage

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Table 11: Percentage1 of offences involving the alleged use of a firearm that were cleared up2, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Percentage

Type of Offence 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Homicide3 63 88 100 50 - 50 100 100 100 100
Attempted murder 40 66 40 58 52 45 54 100 100 100
Serious assault4 35 55 47 54 40 53 75 71 100 80
Robbery 48 30 46 52 54 35 49 59 56 82
Vandalism 3 8 6 13 10 10 26 12 24 33
Reckless conduct with firearms 45 48 58 64 61 64 62 70 63 59
Firearms Act 1968 offences5 83 88 90 86 93 89 86 96 75 85
Common assault4,6 58 64 62 67 67 74 81 75 65 74
Breach of the peace etc.7 90 88 81 86 76 79 80 82 82 75
Other crimes and offences 64 88 71 63 54 56 68 51 61 43
Total 38 43 58 64 60 61 68 71 66 68

Notes:

1. Some of the figures in this table are based on fewer than 100 recorded offences.

2. For further information of the definition of offences being cleared up please see Note 5.5.3.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

8. For further information on how clear-up rates were calculated see Note 5.4.3.


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