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 1a: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Number & Percentage

Table 1a: Offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Number & Percentage

Type of Offence 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-131 2013-14 % change 12-13 to 13-14
Homicide2 8 8 8 4 2 2 2 5 1 1 -
Attempted murder 20 35 43 33 23 11 13 11 2 1 n/r
Serious assault3 48 20 19 37 15 19 12 7 6 5 n/r
Robbery 85 74 82 65 92 91 88 82 39 38 -3
Vandalism 408 429 204 124 129 94 39 26 17 12 -29
Reckless conduct with firearms4 169 124 291 294 235 196 135 119 71 91 28
Firearms Act 1968 offences5 120 152 196 152 126 89 86 73 32 48 50
Common assault3,6,7 229 143 200 201 145 164 110 99 71 58 -18
Breach of the peace etc.7,8 21 58 176 184 135 121 80 74 67 73 9
Other crimes and offences 28 25 41 49 68 54 82 39 59 47 -20
Total 1,136 1,068 1,260 1,143 970 841 647 535 365 374 2

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 5.5.6.

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. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of this category over time. For further information please see Note 5.5.4.

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. A change in recording practices has affected the comparability of this category over time. For further information please see Note 5.5.5.

8. 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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