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Crime: Rifles

Home Office written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Conservative, Sevenoaks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many criminal incidents were recorded involving rapid firing and 0.50 calibre rifles in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Information on the number of offences involving a firearm by type of weapon is published on a quarterly basis in the Office for National Statistics ‘Crime in England and Wales’ bulletin (Table 8), available here:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/datasets/crimeinenglandandwalesbulletintables

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