ENGLAND & WALES

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

For "A Guide to and Review of Home Office Gun Crime Statistics" see Hales (2006)

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

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

Total Offences
 

All

Shotgun

Handgun Imitation Other weapon

Air weapon

1999/00

16946

  693

3685

823 1642

10103

2000/01

17698

  608

4110

787 1966

10227

2001/02

22401

  712

5874

1246 2192

12377

2002/03* 24070   672 5549 1814 2213 13822
2003/04 24094   718 5144 2146 2330 13756
2004/05 22893   597 4360 3373 2739 11824
2005/06 21526 642 4672 3277 2497 10438
2006/07 18481 612 4173 2516 2344 8836
2007/08 17377 602 4172 2562 2529 7512
2008/09 14241 618 4274 1507 1801 6041
2009/10 12995 585 3748 1515 2219 4928
2010/11 11227 608 3105 1610 1701 4203

2011/12

9555 495 2651 1377 1478 3554

 

Injury by being fired, used as a blunt instrument or in a threat

 

All

Shotgun

Handgun    

Other weapon

Air weapon  
1999/00

3172

100

352   

  743

1977
2000/01

3203

  73

400   

  909

1821
2001/02

3794

111

648   

1120

1915
2002/03* 4556 107 640    1432 2377
2003/04 4762 104 590    1673 2395
2004/05 5402 135 780    2989 1498
2005/06 5004 154 1024    2644 1182
2006/07 4064 128 792    2091 1053
2007/08 4164 157 881    2203 923
2008/09 2454 137 493    1131 693
2009/10 2574 141 507    1270 656

2010/11

2399 157 483    1309 450

2011/12

1970 135 399    1067 369

Homicide

 

All

Shotgun

Handgun

Other weapon

Airgun
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
2005/06 50 11 22 16 1
2006/07 59 9 27 20 3
2007/08 53 3 39 11 0
2008/09 39 7 28 4 0
2009/10 40 7 28 4 1

2010/11

58 20 33 5 0

2011/12

42 16 18 8 0

Source: Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin - Focus on: Violent Crime and Sexual Offences 2011/12

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