Table 1 - Number of stun weapons seized at the UK border each year since 2011-12
Number of stun weapons seized
2016/17 (Apr to end Jun)
This is provisional management information that is subject to change due to continued reporting. Therefore it is not possible to assure the data to the standard of Official Statistics.
The figures for the reporting of stun weapons prior to 2012 had not been disaggregated from those of other firearms.
The figure for 2016/17 includes a seizure of 3,600 stun guns in May 2016. Following further investigation, it was deemed that the importation of the illegal items was as a result of administrative error as opposed to a deliberate act.
The figures refer to stun weapon seizures over the financial year (1 April - 31 March).