Use of firearms in crime in England and Wales, by weapon type 2002-2016

Number of offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used in England and Wales (UK) from 2002/2003 to 2015/2016, by weapon type

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 4, 2018
Use of firearms in crime in England and Wales, by weapon type 2002-2016 This statistic shows the number offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used in England and Wales (UK) from 2002/2003 to 2015/2016. by weapon type. At the beginning of this period, there were more crimes involving air weapons. This did, however, change in 2005/2006 and has remained as such since then. Overall, there was a significant decrease in the use of firearms generally in crime during this time.
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Number of offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used in England and Wales (UK) from 2002/2003 to 2015/2016, by weapon type

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Non-air weaponsAir weapons
2015/165,1823,217
2014/154,9122,954
2013/144,8452,869
2012/13 5,1582,977
2011/12 6,0223,510
2010/11 7,0404,295
2009/10 8,0824,931
2008/09 8,1996,041
2007/08 *9,8657,478
2006/07 9,6458,836
2005/06 11,08810,438
2004/05 11,06911,824
2003/04 10,33813,756
2002/03 10,24813,822
Non-air weaponsAir weapons
2015/165,1823,217
2014/154,9122,954
2013/144,8452,869
2012/13 5,1582,977
2011/12 6,0223,510
2010/11 7,0404,295
2009/10 8,0824,931
2008/09 8,1996,041
2007/08 *9,8657,478
2006/07 9,6458,836
2005/06 11,08810,438
2004/05 11,06911,824
2003/04 10,33813,756
2002/03 10,24813,822
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 4, 2018
This statistic shows the number offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used in England and Wales (UK) from 2002/2003 to 2015/2016. by weapon type. At the beginning of this period, there were more crimes involving air weapons. This did, however, change in 2005/2006 and has remained as such since then. Overall, there was a significant decrease in the use of firearms generally in crime during this time.
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