Table 9: Type of offence in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved by how main firearm was used, Scotland, 2015-16
|How Firearm Used|
|Type of Offence||Fired: fatal injury||Fired: non-fatal injury||Fired: property damage||Fired: no injury/damage||Blunt instrument||Used to threaten||Other uses||Total|
|Serious assault 2||-||1||-||2||-||1||-||4|
|Reckless conduct with firearms||-||6||15||36||-||1||1||59|
|Firearms Act 1968 offences 3||-||1||-||3||-||25||3||32|
|Common assault 2,4||-||17||2||24||4||10||3||60|
|Breach of the peace etc. 5||-||-||2||7||-||48||4||61|
|Other crimes and offences||-||3||21||6||-||12||12||54|
1. 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.
2. For the distinction between Serious assault and Common assault, please see Note 4.7.2.
3. 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.
4. Common assault includes the offences of Common assault and Common assault of an emergency worker.
5. 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.