Crime

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th March 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Question S2W-32151

To ask the Scottish Executive how many gun-related crimes there were in each of the last 10 years, broken down by police force area.

Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour

The number of gun-related crime or offences by police force area, from 1996-97 to 2005-06 are shown in the following table:

Crimes and Offences Recorded by Police in which a Firearm was Alleged to have Been Used, by Police Force

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1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Central

29

33

69

42

56

33

22

19

35

17

Dumfries and Galloway

33

22

14

9

14

45

34

22

25

27

Fife

42

23

23

25

21

26

33

12

11

10

Grampian

76

66

66

80

68

72

74

41

33

38

Lothian and Borders

211

189

242

227

225

214

297

329

407

418

Northern

8

9

10

0

0

5

0

0

2

11

Strathclyde

928

637

552

536

522

531

520

452

531

474

Tayside

154

75

75

56

54

77

54

83

92

73

Total

1,481

1,054

1,051

975

960

1,003

1,034

958

1,136

1,068

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