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Recorded Crimes And Offences Involving Firearms, Scotland, 2010-11

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Table 3. Main firearm recorded in offences involving the alleged use of a firearm, Scotland, 2001-02 to 2010-11

Number & Percentage
Main Firearm Recorded 12001-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-082008-09 22009-102010-11% change
09-10 to 10-11
Shotgun2321163057524155314648
Rifle382811161812613n/r
Pistol/Revolver4030232498759713710991-17
Air Weapon404329436486618683575451427233-45
Imitation Firearm5814385725911811079549372
Unidentified444484365418121175106877170-1
Other3220309810414019614114597-33
Total identified firearms (excluding air weapons)156222156232329401462424345340-1
Total1,0041,0359571,1361,0681,2591,143962843643-24

1. See Annex 5.4.4.
2. Figures revised to include data for Quarter 1 (April-June) 2008 for Fife Constabulary which had previously been omitted.
n/r - not reported (base denominator below 10 - see Annex 5.6.1).

Table 3A. Main firearm recorded as a percentage of the total number of offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, Scotland, 2001-02 to 2010-11

Percentage
Main Firearm Recorded 12001-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-082008-09 22009-102010-11
Shotgun2223544647
Rifle*1*1112112
Pistol/Revolver4322968141314
Air Weapon40324643585450475136
Imitation Firearm6149669108614
Unidentified44473837111499811
Other3239101117151715
Total identified firearms (excluding air weapons)16211620313240444153
Total100100100100100100100100100100

1. See Annex 5.4.4.
2. Figures revised to include data for Quarter 1 (April-June) 2008 for Fife Constabulary which had previously been omitted.
* - integer below 0.5%.