Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Eder, Simon. In: Kevin Smith, Ed. 2011 ‘Table 2.06: Offences Recorded by the Police in Which Firearms Were Reported to Have Been Used, by Offence Group and Principal Firearm.’ Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2009/10: Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2009/10; Chapter 2, p. 62. London: Home Office Statistical Bulletin. 20 January
Table 2.06: Offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used, by offence group and principal firearm
England and Wales, 2009/10 Recorded Crime
Principal firearm: Number of Homicides (1,2)
Long-barrelled shotgun: 2
Sawn-off shotgun: 6
Imitation firearm: 0
Unidentified firearm: 1
Other firearm: 1
All firearms excluding air weapons: 40
Air weapons: 1
[GunPolicy.org breakdown by gun type: 2 shotguns + 2 rifles = 4 long guns; 6 sawn-off shotguns (legally 'pistols') + 28 handguns = 34 handguns; total non-airgun firearms = 40.]
1) These figures may not agree with those in the homicide chapter because (a) in this table, cases are included where the firearm was used as a blunt instrument and (b) the homicide figures are compiled at a later date and take into account the results of police and court decisions.
2) Although firearms were involved in 41 homicides in 2009/10, in one case the firearm was not the cause of death.