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Airguns: Crime

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to (a) collate and (b) publish as a separate category statistics on offences committed with airsoft guns. (243421)

Statistics for crimes involving BB guns/soft air weapons have been collected separately since April 2004 and were published for the first time in January 2006.

Latest data relate to 2006-07 and are available in table 2.03 of ‘Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2006-07’ (HOSB 03/08), which is at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs08/hosb0308.pdf.