§ 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 Number Homicide — 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.