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Gun Policy News, 31 December 2000

United Kingdom

31 December 2000

Observer (UK)

Gun crime in Britain is soaring to record levels: executions, woundings and related incidents in the past year are set to be the highest ever, an investigation by The Observer has revealed. Preliminary figures show there have been more than 15,000 armed offences during 2000, up by almost 10 per cent over last year. The number of armed operations by police is also at a record level. In October, police in Nottingham began carrying handguns in hip holsters while... (

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