HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c296W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were(a) injured and (b) killed by guns in Wales in (i) 2002 and (ii) each of the previous five years. [90740]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth

Available published data on the number of recorded homicide offences in which firearms were reported to have been used in Wales, are given in the table:

Number of homicide offences involving firearms
1996 1
1997 2
1997–98 1
1998–99 0
1999–2000 0
2000–01 1

These firearms offences were recorded on a calendar year basis up to 1997, and on a financial year basis thereafter. Figures for injuries are not available.

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