High Level Summary of Statistics Trend Last update: Tuesday April 23 2019
Crimes Involving a Firearm
In 2017-18, Scottish police forces recorded 348 offences in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved, a decrease of 1% from the 350 offences in 2016-17. The number of firearms offences is at the lowest level since current data collection began in 1980. The number of offences in which a firearm was discharged and subsequently caused fatal or non-fatal injury to a person decreased by 5% from 43 in 2016-17 to 41 in 2017-18.
Over the last three years, air weapons have consistently been the most commonly identified weapon used in recorded offences involving a firearm.
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Source: Justice Analytical Services