Firearm Offences (888A/21)
1. Since March 2020 to the most recent date available, how many offenses were recorded by your force in which a firearm or firearms were used?
a. If possible, please can the number of offences be broken down by category? E.g. Murder, GBH, robbery, assault
b. If possible, please can the type of weapon be provided (if known)
2. Since March 2020 to the most recent date available, please provide the offences recorded by your police force in which firearms were reported to have been used by degree of injury or damage? E.g. Fatal injury, required hospital treatment, no injury, damage to property, or equivalent as recorded by your force.
Please find attached (888A_21_attachment1.pdf and 888A_21_attachment2.xlsx).
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