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Crimes, Metropolitan Area

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 18 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the number of crimes involving the use of firearms committed in the Metropolitan area during each of the last six months; and how these figures compare with a comparable period in 1939.

In the six months ended 31st August, 1945, 47 crimes in which firearms were used or carried were committed in the Metropolitan Police District. The figures for each of the six months in question were:

During the corresponding six months of 1939, there were 10 such cases.