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United Kingdom,Scotland

4 December 2012

BBC News

The number of offences in Scotland involving firearms has more than halved since 2006-07, according to official figures. Scotland's police forces recorded 514 incidents in 2011-12, a 21% fall on the previous year and a fall of more than 50% on 2006-07. This year's figures are the lowest total recorded in Scotland in 34 years. Air weapons accounted for 38% of all offences - 195 out of 514 - compared with 36%, 234 offences, in 2010-11. Justice minister Kenny MacAskill... (

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