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Firearms

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give for each year since 1968 the number of prosecutions following the illegal use of firearms registered under the 1968 Act.

The readily available information, which relates to prosecutions for offences under the Firearms Act 1968, is given in the table. This information relates only to the principal offence and excludes persons also found guilty of a more serious offence. Comparable data for the years prior to 1979 is not available.

Defendants proceeded against for offences under the Firearms Act 1968—England and Wales
Number
19797,140
19807,130
19816,980
19825,430
19834,850
19844,160
19853,870
19863,160