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Air Guns

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many injuries due to air weapons have been recorded in (a) the constituency of Houghton and Washington, East, (b) the Northumbria police area and (c) England and Wales in each of the last five years. (82291)

Data relating to Houghton and Washington, East are not collected centrally. Injuries for Northumbria and England and Wales police from 2000-01 up to and including 2004-05 are given in the following tables.

Table a: Air weapon injuries, 2000-01 to 2001-02

Northumbria

England and Wales

2000-01

69

1,821

2001-02

68

1,915

Note: The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in April 2002. Because of this figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.

Table b: Air weapon injuries, 2002-03 to 2004-05

Northumbria

England and Wales

2002-03

53

2,377

2003-04

44

2,395

2004-05

45

1,502

Note: The National Crime Recording Standard was introduced in April 2002. Because of this figures before and after that date are not directly comparable.