DATA RELEASED IN PARLIAMENTARY ANSWERS

 

Data on gun incidents in the UK are often provided as Answers to Parliamentary questions.

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e - Misappropriated Firearms

Answer given by Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker to question from David Ruffley (17 July 2008)

Firearms misappropriated in crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales, 1997-2007 - Misappropriated is defined as stolen, obtained by fraud or forgery etc. or handled dishonestly

 

Details were also provided by police force area for 2003-04 to 2006-07 (see Hansard)

 

Year/Weapon Total Shotguns Rifles Handguns
         
1997 1037 539 193 305
1997-98 949 524 155 270
1998-99 816 395 179 242
1999-00 866 447 200 219
2000-01 770 431 172 167
2001-02 641 423 139 79
2002-03 676 462 129 85
2003-04 623 397 130 96
2004-05 624 403 140 81
2005-06 500 243 147 110
2006-07 595 282 210 103