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Kaiza, Peter. In: Kevin Smith, Ed. 2010 ‘Table 2.04: 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 2008/09: Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2008/09; Chapter 2, p. 51. London: Home Office Statistical Bulletin. 21 January

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Table 2.04: Offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used, by offence group and principal firearm

England and Wales, 2008/09 Recorded Crime

Principal firearm: Number of Homicides (1,2)

Long-barrelled shotgun: 4
Sawn-off shotgun: 3
Handgun: 29
Rifle: 3
Imitation firearm: 0
Unidentified firearm: 1
Other firearm: 1

All firearms excluding air weapons: 41

Air weapons: 0

Total: 41

[ breakdown by gun type: 4 shotguns + 3 rifles = 7 long guns; 3 sawn-off shotguns (legally 'pistols') + 29 handguns = 32 handguns; total non-airgun firearms = 41.]

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.

ID: Q6623

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