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Police Officers (Shootings)

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were (a) shot at, (b) injured by shootings and (c) killed by shootings in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [103023]

Available published figures on the number of recorded crimes by the police in which a police officer on duty was injured by a firearm, are given in the table. Figures for the last five years are recorded on a financial year basis.

Fatal injuryInjuries
1. Details of officers shot at are not available.2. The figures given in the table may not include only shootings, but injuries due to use of a firearm as a blunt instrument.3. Figures for firearm crime for 2000–01 have been updated owing to discrepancies discovered when the figures for the number of non-air weapon offences for 2000–01 and 2001–02 by police force area were forwarded to the police.