Figure 10: The increase in police recorded offences involving firearms has slowed in the latest year
England and Wales, year ending March 2003 to year ending March 2018
Source: Police recorded crime, Home Office
Police recorded crime data are not designated as National Statistics.
Firearms include: shotguns; handguns; rifles; imitation weapons such as BB guns or soft air weapons; other weapons such as CS gas, pepper spray and stun guns; and unidentified weapons. They exclude conventional air weapons, such as air rifles.