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Assaults With Weapons, Glasgow

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of assaults with weapons that have taken place during each year from September, 1939, to September, 1945, in the Glasgow area; the number of deaths arising from such assaults and the number of persons who have been arrested and the respective number imprisoned, fined or put on probation during each year; and if he can name the gangs operating in each area that are known to the police.

The information is supplied in the form of a table. Many of the persons mentioned in Column 5 of the table are not members of gangs, which consist of youths under 19 years of age. I am sending my hon. Friend the names used by gangs and the police areas in whichthey are operating.

Following is the table referred to:

Year ended.No. of persons assaulted with weapons.No. of deaths from such assaults.No. of persons arrested for such assaults.No. of persons convicted (including Findings of Guilt and Charge Proved) of such assaults.Disposal.
Male.Female.Male.Female.Death.Penal Servitude.Imprisonment.Borstal.Remand Home.Fine.Approved School.Committed to care of fit person, etc.Whipped.Caution with or without sureties.Admonished or otherwise disposed of.Probation Order.Dismissed.