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Statistics

  • The police in Scotland recorded 374 offences allegedly involving a firearm in 2013-14, a slight increase of 2% from the 365 recorded in 2012-13. This is the second lowest recorded total since comparable records began.
  • Air weapons accounted for 49% (182) of all offences involving the alleged involvement of a firearm in 2013-14, compared to 47% (171) in 2012-13.
  • Of the 43 main victims who were either fatally or non-fatally injured during an offence in which a firearm was discharged in 2013-14, 31 were male (72%) and 12 were female (28%). Of these victims, around a quarter (26%) were aged under 16. There were no reported offences involving the shooting of a police officer causing fatal or non-fatal injury.
  • In 2013-14, 68% of all offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved were cleared up, a slight increase of two percentage points from the 66% in 2012-13.

See more statistics here: Recorded crimes and offences involving firearms, 2013-14