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Coleman, Kathryn, Krista Jansson, Peter Kaiza and Emma Reed. 2007 ‘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 2005/06: Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2005/06; Chapter 2, p. 44. London: Home Office Statistical Bulletin. 25 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, 2005/06 Recorded Crime

Principal firearm: Number of Homicides (1)

Long-barrelled shotgun: 4
Sawn-off shotgun: 7
Handgun: 22
Rifle: 1
Imitation firearm: 0
Unidentified firearm: 13
Other firearm: 2

All firearms excluding air weapons: 49

Air weapons: 1

Total: 50

[ breakdown by gun type: 4 shotguns + 1 rifles = 5 long guns; 7 sawn-off shotguns (legally 'pistols') + 22 handguns = 29 handguns; total non-airgun firearms = 49.]

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: Q6626

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