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United Kingdom

10 January 2003

Telegraph (UK)

Crimes involving firearms increased by 35 per cent last year to record levels, with nearly 30 incidents every day, according to new Home Office figures for recorded crime. In nearly a quarter of the total of 9,974 offences, a rise from 7,362 in the previous year, guns were fired. Gun killings rose sharply. The figures were condemned as "truly terrible" by Oliver Letwin, Conservative home affairs spokesman. Gun crime has more than doubled since Labour came to power in... (

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