Publication - Statistics

Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016

Published: 29 Nov 2016
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781786526267

Statistics on those crimes and offences recorded by the police in Scotland in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved or where a firearm was stolen.

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48 page PDF

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Contents
Recorded Crimes and Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Table 1: Total number of offences in which an identified firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 1980 to 2015-16

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Table 1: Total number of offences in which an identified firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 1980 to 2015-16

Number

Year Total
1980 1,068
1981 1,313
1982 1,282
1983 1,336
1984 1,340
1985 1,653
1986 1,517
1987 1,419
1988 1,136
1989 1,441
1990 1,466
1991 1,889
1992 1,933
1993 1,717
1994 1,722
1995-96 1 1,720
1996-97 1,481
1997-98 2 1,054
1998-99 1,051
1999-00 975
2000-01 959
2001-02 1,004
2002-03 1,035
2003-04 957
2004-05 1,136
2005-06 1,068
2006-07 1,260
2007-08 1,145
2008-09 970
2009-10 841
2010-11 647
2011-12 535
2012-13 365
2013-14 377
2014-15 358
2015-16 332

Notes:
1. In 1995-96, the twelve month reporting period was changed from calendar year to financial year.
2. Following the Dunblane incident in 1996, changes were made to firearms legislation. All pistols (or handguns) over .22 calibre were banned with effect from 1 October 1997, see Note 4.4.2. As such some caution should be taken when comparing figures up to 1997-98 with figures beyond this point.


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