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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

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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
Handgun: 28
Rifle: 2
Imitation firearm: 0
Unidentified firearm: 1
Other firearm: 1

All firearms excluding air weapons: 40

Air weapons: 1

Total: 41

[ 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.

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