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 3: Main firearm recorded in offences involving the alleged use of a firearm, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Number & Percentage

Table 3: Main firearm recorded in offences involving the alleged use of a firearm, Scotland, 2004-05 to 2013-14 Number & Percentage

Main Firearm Recorded1 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-132 2013-14 % change 12-13 to 13-14
Shotgun 30 57 52 41 55 31 46 37 15 21 40
Rifle 8 11 16 18 12 6 13 6 16 9 -44
Pistol/Revolver 24 98 76 97 138 110 92 82 49 37 -24
Air Weapon3 486 618 683 575 454 423 234 197 171 182 6
Imitation Firearm 72 59 118 110 80 54 94 63 38 34 -11
Unidentified3 418 121 175 106 89 72 70 53 26 54 108
Other 98 104 140 196 142 145 98 97 50 37 -26
Total identified firearms (excluding air weapons) 232 329 402 462 427 346 343 285 168 138 -18
Total 1,136 1,068 1,260 1,143 970 841 647 535 365 374 2

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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