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Gun Crime

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) gun crimes and (b) arrests relating to gun crime there were (i) in England and (ii) in each UK police force area in each of the last five years. [112721]

Information on the number of recorded crimes involving firearms, including air weapons, is given in the table.

Numbers of arrests for recorded crimes involving firearms are not collected centrally.

Information relating to Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.