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Domestic Violence

Home Department written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many cases of domestic violence have been carried out by people who held or hold a shotgun or firearms certificate from 2010 to 2013;

(2) how many cases of domestic violence involved a legally-held gun in each year in (a) 2013, (b) 2012, (c) 2011 and (d) 2010.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Home Department

The requested information is not available. It is not possible to identify domestic violence cases from the recorded crime figures returned to the Home Office by police forces as these figures are based on counts of crime under the appropriate offence classification (e.g. grievous bodily harm (GBH) and actual bodily harm (ABH)) and there are no details on the offender-victim relationship. There is also no information on involvement of a legally-held gun or whether the violence was carried out by people who held a shotgun or firearms certificate.

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