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.

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

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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016

Age group

Supplementary notes

* Imitation firearm includes weapons such as BB guns and soft air weapons, which can fire small plastic pellets at low velocity.
**Starting guns, supposed/type unknown, prohibited firearms (including CS gas) and other firearms.
Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics.

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