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 1b: Offences in which an identified firearm, other than an air weapon, was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Number & Percentage

Table 1b: Offences in which an identified firearm, other than an air weapon, 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 2 5 4 2 1 1 2 4 1 1 -
Attempted murder 13 19 21 24 18 8 13 8 - 1 -
Serious assault3 3 3 3 13 5 2 4 3 3 1 n/r
Robbery 24 56 50 41 68 65 71 48 33 22 -33
Vandalism 15 27 19 23 10 17 13 9 1 1 -
Reckless conduct with firearms 10 42 51 58 51 40 35 37 12 21 75
Firearms Act 1968 offences4 62 80 85 87 80 51 61 59 21 26 24
Common assault3,5,6 77 52 72 100 83 82 52 54 30 21 -30
Breach of the peace etc.6,7 10 32 82 90 75 56 47 40 34 24 -29
Other crimes and offences 16 13 15 24 36 24 45 23 33 20 -39
Total 232 329 402 462 427 346 343 285 168 138 -18

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

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.


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