HC Deb 06 March 1969 vol 779 c143W
33. Mr. Hunt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences involving the use, or threatened use, of shotguns were recorded in each of the years 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968.

Mr. Callaghan

This information is available: for the last two years only. In 1967, shotguns were used or presented in 183 indictable offences known to the police in England and Wales and short-barrelled or sawn-off shotguns in a further 17 cases. The corresponding figures for 1968 are 200 and 49, respectively.

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