HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 cc466-7W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what firearms offences were recorded on Merseyside in 1986.

Mr. Mellor

The total number of notifiable offences recorded by the police in which firearms were reported to have been used is published annually, by police force area, in "Criminal Statistics England and Wales, Supplementary Tables", volume 3 (table S.3.1(a) of the edition for 1985). A breakdown of the offences recorded in Merseyside in 1985 is given in the table. Information for 1986 is not yet available.

Notifiable offences recorded by the Merseyside Police in 19S5 in which firearms were reported to have been used, by offence group
Attempted murder etc.1 12
Other violence against the person2 131
Robbery 89
Burglary 10
Criminal damage3 238
All offences 480

1 Includes other acts (including wounding) endangering life.

2Includes wounding which was not classified as an act 'endangering life'.

3 Includes only offences of criminal damage where the damage was estimated at over £20.

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