Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Lau, Ivy. In: Kevin Smith, Ed. 2012 ‘Table 2.07: 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 2010/11: Supplementary Volume 2 to Crime in England and Wales 2010/11; Chapter 2, p. 75. London: Home Office Statistical Bulletin. 1 January
Table 2.07: Offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used, by offence group and principal firearm
England and Wales, 2010/11 Recorded crime
Principal firearm: Number of Homicides(1,2)
Long-barrelled shotgun: 10
Sawn-off shotgun: 10
Imitation firearm(4): 0
Unidentified firearm: 0
Other firearm: 0
All firearms excluding air weapons: 59
Air weapons: 1
[GunPolicy.org breakdown by gun type: 10 shotguns + 5 rifles = 15 long guns; 10 sawn-off shotguns + 34 handguns = 44 handguns; total non-airgun firearms = 59.]
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.
2) Although firearms were involved in 60 homicides in 2010/11, in two cases the firearm was not the cause of death.
4) Imitation firearm includes weapons such as BB guns and soft air weapons, which can fire small plastic pellets at low velocity.