HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 cc105-6W
Mr. Wiggin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving firearms occurred in(a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02. [74109]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth

The number of recorded crimes involving firearms in the year ending March 2002 is not yet available. The numbers of such crimes in the previous year, which were published in "Criminal Statistics England and Wales 2000" in December 2001, were 7,362 recorded crimes in which a firearm other than an air weapon was used, and 10,227 recorded crimes in which an air weapon was used.

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