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Kaiza, Peter. In: David Povey, Ed. 2009 ‘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 2007/08: Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2007/08; Chapter 2, p. 47. London: Home Office Statistical Bulletin. 22 April

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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, 2007/08 Recorded Crime

Principal firearm: Number of Homicides (1)

Long-barrelled shotgun: 1
Sawn-off shotgun: 2
Handgun: 39
Rifle: 2
Imitation firearm: 0
Unidentified firearm: 9
Other firearm: 0

All firearms excluding air weapons: 53

Air weapons: 0

Total: 53

[ breakdown by gun type: 1 shotguns + 2 rifles = 3 long guns; 2 sawn-off shotguns (legally 'pistols') + 39 handguns = 41 handguns; total non-airgun firearms = 53.]

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.

ID: Q6624

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