SCOTLAND

Since 2005/06 the data differ from those previously published because minor Firearms 1968 Act offences, mainly relating to possession, handling and distribution of weapons and ammunition, are no longer included in the main statistics.  Better identification of firearms used in offences has meant a decrease in the Unidentified category and increases in some of the other categories.  Particularly from 2006/07 clarification with police forces regarding what should be included in the statistical returns is expected to result in an increase in some of the more minor categories.  See the Statistical Bulletin.

Data from 1989 onwards are now included in the GCN Archive.

 

All

Shotgun

Handgun

Imitation

Other

inc. Rifle and

Unidentified

Airgun

 

Total Offences

             
1996/97

1481

84

171

140

124

962

 
1997/98

1054

47

134

72

97

704

 
1998/99

1051

45

156

60

127

663

 
1999/00

975

53

114

73

112

623

 
2000/01

960

41

112

54

188

565

 
2001/02

1004

23

40

58

479

404

 
2002/03

1035

21

30

143

512

329  
2003/04

957

16 23 85 397 436  
2004/05

1136

30 24 72 524 486  
2005/06 1068 57 98 59 236 618  
2006/07 1259 52 75 118 331 683  
2007/08 1143 41 97 110 320 575  
2008/09

 962

55 137 79 240 451  
2009/10

840

31 110 54 222 423  
2010/11

647

46 92 94 181 234  
2011/12

514

36 81 61 141 195  
 

All

Shotgun

Handgun

Imitation

Other

inc. Rifle and

Unidentified

Airgun

 
Injury            
1996/97

322

5*

14*

 

13*

235*

* for Calendar Year 1997
1997/98

240

8*

15*

 

10*

215*

* for Calendar Year 1998
1998/99

257

7*

20*

 

13*

229*

* for Calendar Year 1999
1999/00

259

3*

6*

 

41*

256*

* for Calendar Year 2000
2000/01

320

6*

10*

 

133*

199*

* for Calendar Year 2001
2001/02

326

0*

0*

22*

168*

144*

* for Calendar Year 2002
2002/03

340

4*

0*

16*

123*

112*

* for Calendar Year 2003

2003/04

241 2 0 12 127

100

 

2004/05

324 6 2 11 209

96

 
2005/06 197 11 11 2 52

121

 
2006/07 248 14 10 5 74

145

 
2007/08 212 11 10 6 91

94

 
2008/09 138 5 7 1 58

67

 
2009/10 154 7 4 1 64

78

 
2010/11 111 4 10 7 42

48

 
2011/12 95 7 5 0 32

51

 
 

All

Shotgun

Handgun

Imitation

Other

inc. Rifle and

Unidentified

Airgun

 
Homicide            
1996/97

8

1*

5*

 

0*

  * for Calendar Year 1997
1997/98

5

3*

1*

 

3*

  * for Calendar Year 1998
1998/99

7

3*

0*

 

3*

  * for Calendar Year 1999
1999/00

5

1*

1*

 

0*

  * for Calendar Year 2000
2000/01 3 0* 1*   4*   * for Calendar Year 2001
2001/02 5 0* 0* 0* 2* 1* * for Calendar Year 2002
2002/03 3 1* 0* 0* 1* 0* * for Calendar Year 2003
2003/04

2

           
2004/05

8

1

1

0

4

2

 
2005/06

8

2

3

0

2

1

 
2006/07

8

1

1

0

5

1

 
2007/08

4

1

1

0

1

1

 
2008/09

2

0

1

0

1

0

 
2009/10

2

0

0

0

2

0

 
2010/11

2

0

2

0

0

0

 
2011/12

5

2

2

0

1

0

 
 

All

Shotgun

Handgun

Imitation

Other

inc. Rifle and

Unidentified

Airgun

 

 

Source: Scottish Government

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