GCN ARCHIVE

 

Firearms Offences - England and Wales 1989 - 2005

From 2004/05 the Annual Statistics provide a more detailed breakdown of the principal weapons involved with more categories recorded

> see Table 3.03 in Chapter 3 of Crime in England and Wales. Supplement. Violent Crime Overview, Homicide and Gun Crime 2004/2005

* The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced on 1.4.02.  Figures for some categories may be inflated by this

Total Offences
 

All

Shotgun

(long-barrelled & sawn-off)

Handgun

Rifle + Imitation

+ Other + Unidentified

Airgun

1989

  9502

1313

1983

1169

  5037

1990

10373

1193

2537

1263

  5380

1991

12129

1569

3430

1666

  5464

1992

13341

1494

4023

1726

  6098

1993

14067

1592

4273

1865

  6337

1994

13167

1190

3087

1725

  7165

1995

13434

  984

3318

1564

  7568

1996

13876

  933

3347

1783

  7813

1997

12410

  580

2648

1676

  7506

1997/98

12805

  565

2636

1702

  7902

       

Rifle + Other

+ Unidentified

Imitation  
1998/99

13874

  642

2687

1314

566 

  8665

1999/00

16946

  693

3685

1642

823 

10103

2000/01

17967

  608

4109

1966

787

10227

2001/02

22400

  712

5874

2192

1245

12377

2002/03* 24070   671 5549 2230 1815 13822
2003/04 24094   718 5144 2330 2146 13756
2004/05 22798   598 4347 2695 3333 11825
             
Injury by being fired, used as a blunt instrument or in a threat
 

All

Shotgun

Handgun

Rifle + Imitation

+ Other + Unidentified

Airgun

1989

2164

164

123

  115

1762

1990

2152

163

160

    83

1746

1991

2132

188

230

    85

1629

1992

2319

183

290

  124

1722

1993

2348

219

393

  158

1578

1994

2241

179

317

  154

1591

1995

2056

146

299

  201

1410

1996

1981

104

279

  386

1212

1997

1972

  71

314

  393

1194

1997/98

2074

  74

317

  413

1270

1998/99

2378

  73

239

  552

1514

1999/00

3172

100

352

  743

1977

2000/01

3203

  73

400

  909

1821

2001/02

3767

111

648

1118

1915

2002/03* 4556 107 640 1432 2377
2003/04 4762 104 590 1673 2395
2004/05 5358 136 779 2941 1502
           
Homicide
 

All

Shotgun

Handgun

Rifle + Imitation + Other + Unidentified

Airgun

 

1989

45

       
1990

60

     
1991

55

     
1992

56

     
1993

74

     
1994

66

     
1995

70

     
1996

49

     
1997

59

     
1997/98

54

     
1998/99

49

     
1999/00

62

19

42

  1

0

2000/01

73

14

47

11

1

2001/02

97

21

59

15

2

2002/03 81 14 40 26 1
2003/04 68 11 35 22 0
2004/05 78 23 37 17 1

Source: Crime in England and Wales. Supplement. Violent Crime Overview, Homicide and Gun Crime 2004/2005
 

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