Firearm Offences (1730_17)

Request

For the calendar year 2016 what is the TOTAL number of offences of any type involving firearm(s).

For the calendar year 2016 what is the TOTAL number of occasions on which a firearm has been discharged during the commission of an offence of any type?

Response

For the calendar year 2016 what is the TOTAL number of offences of any type involving firearm(s).  Using the Home Office definition of Gun Crime* that includes the threat of a firearm even if it is not seen = 585

 

For the calendar year 2016 what is the TOTAL number of occasions on which a firearm has been discharged during the commission of an offence of any type?

 

The discharges are where there is firearm discharge marker on Crimes = 88

 

*Home Office Definition

Gun crime is crime (violence against the person, robbery, burglary and sexual offences) in which guns are taken to be involved in an offence. A gun is taken to be involved in an offence if it is fired, used as a blunt instrument, or used as a threat. Where the victim is convinced of the presence of a firearm, even if it is concealed, and there is evidence of the suspect’s intention to create this impression, then the incident counts. Both real, and fake firearms, and air weapons are counted within this category

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