Violent crime involving firearms in England and Wales, by weapon type 2015/2016

Breakdown of violent crimes involving a firearm in England and Wales in 2015/2016, by type of principal weapon

Violent crime involving firearms in England and Wales, by weapon type 2015/2016 This statistic shows a breakdown of violent crimes involving a firearm in England and Wales (UK) in 2015/2016, by the type of the principal weapon. In the case that a firearm was used, the most common type was that of air weapons, there were 3,217 reported cases involving air firearms.
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Breakdown of violent crimes involving a firearm in England and Wales in 2015/2016, by type of principal weapon

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Number of crimes
Air weapons3,217%
Handguns2,157%
Imitation firearms*1,431%
Rifles/others**1,183%
Shotguns431%
Number of crimes
Air weapons3,217%
Handguns2,157%
Imitation firearms*1,431%
Rifles/others**1,183%
Shotguns431%
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This statistic shows a breakdown of violent crimes involving a firearm in England and Wales (UK) in 2015/2016, by the type of the principal weapon. In the case that a firearm was used, the most common type was that of air weapons, there were 3,217 reported cases involving air firearms.
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